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Magdalena Luca, PhD
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Director, Math Center

School of Arts and Sciences - F219


School of Arts & Sciences

Public Health (BS)

Academic and Administrative Appointments
Director, Math Center

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

Areas of Teaching
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
Dacey, M., McCloskey, W.W., Zeind, C., Luca, M., Woolsey, L., Eliadi, C., Seoane-Vasquez, E., Couris, R.R. (March-April 2014) Development of a questionnaire to assess health profession students' knowledge of older adults. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 6(2), 233-244.

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.

School of Arts and Sciences Award for Teaching Excellence, MCPHS 2014
Faculty Research Award: Scholarship of Teaching, MCPHS 2014
Faculty Short-Term Service Award, MCPHS 2013
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