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

Department/Office
School of Arts and Sciences - F219

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


Schools
School of Arts & Sciences

Programs
Public Health (BS)

Academic and Administrative Appointments
Director, Math Center

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
Biostatistics
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.


Honors
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