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Magdalena Luca, PhD
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Coordinator of Mathematics

Department/Office
School of Arts and Sciences - W202C

Contact
magdalena.luca@mcphs.edu
(P)617.732.2907


Schools
School of Arts & Sciences

Academic and Administrative Appointments

Coordinator of Mathematics, School of Arts and Sciences



Education
BSc, Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania
MSc, University of Manitoba, Canada
PhD, University of British Columbia, Canada 


Areas of Teaching
Statistics
Algebra
Calculus
Computer Applications 


Scholarly Interests
Mathematical modeling of biomedical systems
Conceptual understanding of Statistics at undergraduate level
Improving students' Algebra skills


Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters
Magdalena Luca, Alexandra Chavez-Ross, Leah Edelstein-Keshet, and Alex Mogilner (2003). "Chemotactic Signaling, Microglia, and Alzheimer's Disease Senile Plaques: Is There a Connection?" Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, Vol. 65, Num. 4, 693 - 730.

Magdalena Luca, P. N. Shivakumar, and Serpil Kocabiyik (1998). "Flow past and Through a Porous Medium in A Doubly Connected Region" Applied Mathematical Letters, Vol. 11, Num. 2, 49 - 54.


Honors
Trustees Award for Teaching Excellence, MCPHS 2010
Faculty Research Award: Scholarship of Discovery, MCPHS 2004
Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of British Columbia 1998



Current Professional Memberships, Service & Leadership
Mathematical Association of America
Association for Women in Mathematics
New England Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges