Marymount Manhattan

Department of
Mathematics

Lia Leon Margolin, Ph.D.

Dr. Lia  Margolin received her Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics from Tbilisi State University, Georgia. She was a Senior Research Scientist in the Nuclear Physics Department of the Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences of Georgia. Dr. Margolin was awarded a J. Soros International Science Foundation grant for her original research in Physics of Light Hypernuclei and a Diplomate in Mathematical Physics for her original work as a research fellow at the Institute of Cybernetics of Georgian Technical University. She is also a recipient of the Career Education Corporation’s Educator of the Year Award and the University of Phoenix two distinguished teaching awards. Dr.Margolin joined Marymount Manhattan in 2006. She teaches a number of lower level disciplinary study courses in mathematics and maintains an active research agenda. She developed two Advanced Interdisciplinary Perspectives (AIP) courses for the natural sciences perspectives of the general education curriculum. She was awarded two Mellon Foundation grants in 2013-2014 to enhance her AIP course and support her research in Mathematics pedagogy. Dr.Margolin has ongoing research collaborations with the Institute of Cybernetics and Institute of Physics in Tbilisi, Georgia.  Dr. Margolin invites undergraduate students to participate in her research.  


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Title/Position

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Department

Mathematics

Email

lmargolin@mmm.edu

Phone/Ext

212-517-0650

Degree(s)

Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics. Tbilisi State University, Georgia

M.S.& B.S. in Physics. Diploma with Honors. Tbilisi State University, Georgia

Recent Work

Publications

       Margolin L.L. Proc. of Hawaii Univ. Int.Conf. on Education &STEM (2014)

Margolin L. European Physics Journal 66 (2014) doi:10.1051/epjconf/20146609013

Tsiklauri Sh., Margolin L. (2014). EPJ Web of Conferences Vol.66, 09021

Margolin, L Journal of Physics 343 (2012): 01207  doi:10.1088/1742-6596/343/1/012071.

Margolin, L., Sampoli B,, Tarasenko A. Proc.of Hawaii Int.Conf. (2012) .Honolulu, HI.

Kezerashvili R., Margolin L.,Tsiklauri Sh. Few-Body Physics. 44 (2008)

B. Kilosanidze. G.Kakauridze, L.Margolin. I.Kobulashvili. Applied Optics. 46 (2007)

Margolin L. Tsiklauri Sh.arXiv:0710.3143 [math-ph]. (2007)

Margolin L.Tsiklauri Sh. arXiv:nucl-th/0608001 (2006)

Presentations & Invited Talks

“Increasing Student Motivation and Performance through Inquiry Based Learning  with STELLA Systems Thinking and Simulation Software.” Hawaii University International Conference on Education &STEM. June 16-18. 2014. Honolulu, HI 

“Thinking about Numbers”. MMC C-TIE Pedagogy Luncheon, May 14, 2014

“Quantum Dots.” MMC Faculty Projects Luncheon. December 4, 2013

“Structure Characteristics and Wave Functions of Five-Body Hypernuclei.”  International  Nuclear Physics Conference,  June 2-7, 2013, Florence, Italy.

“Quantum Enigma”. Mathematics Speaker Series at MMC. February 27, 2013

“Investigating Students’ Attitudes towards Mathematics and Sciences.”Hawaii  International Conference in Mathematics and Engineering Technology. July 31-  August 2, 2012, Honolulu, HI.

“On the Method of N-Body Hyperspherical Basis Symmetrization.”7th International    Conference on Quantum Theory and Symmetries (QTS7), August 7-11, 2011,    Prague, Czech Republic

Grants & Awards

2015  Senior Faculty Fellowship Leave, MMC

2014:  Mellon Foundation Grant to enhance AIP pedagogy, MMC

2013:  Mellon Foundation Grant to enhance AIP pedagogy, MMC

2011:  Ferraro Grant for the AIP course Development, MMC

2011   SENCER grant for the course development

2010:  Badgeley Award for Student-Faculty Collaborative Research, MMC

2010:  Tenure & Promotion Award, MMC 

2009:  Junior Faculty Fellowship Leave, MMC

2008:  Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Phoenix.

2007:  Faculty Service Learning Fellowship, MMC

2007:  Diplomate in Mathematical Physics for original research  

           Institute of  Cybernetics, Academy of  Sciences of Georgia

2006:  Research Fellowship, Institute of Cybernetics, Georgia           

2005:  Educator of the Year $5000 cash award,

           Career Education Corporation, Chicago, IL

2004:  Educator of the Year, Katharine Gibbs College, New York, NY

2000:  Georgia-USA Bilateral Research Grant, GRDF

1999:  Teaching Excellence Award, International Association

           of Georgian Teachers/Professors “UNESCO”

1997:  J. Soros International Science Foundation (ISF) Grant  for original

           research in Theoretical Nuclear Physics       

 

Research

  Dr. Margolin’s current research interests are in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Theoretical Nuclear Physics, and Quantum Nanophysics. She has ongoing collaboration as a Research Fellow at the Laboratory of Holographic Recording and Processing of Information of The Institute of Cybernetics in Georgia. She was invited to present her recent research findings at the International Nuclear Physics Conference in Florence, Italy in June, 2013 and at Hawaii University International Conference on Education &STEM in June, 2014.         

     Dr. Margolin led student-faculty collaborative research project in mathematics education and presented at Hawaii University International Conference in Mathematics and Engineering Technologies in 2012. She continuous her research in mathematics education and investigates strategies for increasing student motivation and success in mathematics. Dr. Margolin continues to participate in joint international research projects at the Institute of Cybernetics in Georgia and invites undergraduate students to participate in her research. 

Teaching

Quantitative Reasoning

Mathematics of the Physical World

College Algebra

Precalculus

Calculus I

Calculus II

Modeling Dynamics of Life

Professional Experience

College Service

Member, Academic Honors Committee

Member, Institutional Effectiveness Committee

Member, General Education Outcomes Assessment Committee

Coordinator, Quantitative Reasoning Program

Faculty Mentor, Mathematics

 

Other Professional Activities

2002-present: Judge, Mathematics and Science Projects (invited)

                      Intel International & NYAS Science & Engineering Fair

2008-present: Doctoral Dissertation Mentor & Committee Member

                     School of Advanced Studies, University of Phoenix Online