Dr. Sophia Maggelakis

Teaching and Learning

  • Taught a wide variety of courses, advised many students, coordinated many courses and sequences of courses, and developed new curricula.
  • Led and implemented a pilot program on revamping the Science and Engineering calculus curriculum – chaired all eight Task Forces that developed the curriculum, assessment of students' learning, and assessment of the pilot that reduced the failure rate from 36% (the national average) to 18%.
  • Participated by giving motivational talks about mathematics and its applications to various groups of high school students, such as The Center for Talented Youth, The Faces of Change Conference, and The Senior High School Science Exploration Day.
  • Recipient of the 1999 Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching, 2003 and 2004 Who's Who Among America's Teacher, 2005 Who's Who of Women in Education, and 2004 Who's Who Among Executive and Professional Women Educators.
  • Was recognized as a finalist for the Provost's Young Faculty Teaching Award in 1992 and 1993.
  • Served on numerous departmental, college and institute committees to help provide an environment that is conducive to the success of students and faculty, to help move forward the agenda of the Institute, and to improve and grow the Institute's academic and research programs.
  • Appointed, by the New York State Commissioner of Education, to serve on the New York State Independent Panel that was charged to assess and improve the Math Regents standardized exam, which is a graduation requirement for all New York State high school students.
  • Appointed to the Faculty for the 21st Century Project Kaleidoscope (an NSF funded national project).
  • Was invited, In 2008, to attend the 1st Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus National College Faculty Colloquium which was designed to assemble faculty representing the nation's most influential college mathematics departments to evaluate AP calculus curriculum and to assure that the development of the AP Calculus courses and exams continues to meet the high standards that college and university departments have for the teaching and learning required in the comparable college courses. I have also participated as a grader of the AP Exam for three consecutive years.
  • Was appointed by President Destler to lead the RIT effort for the development of an articulation agreement between RIT and Nazareth College to enable qualified undergraduate students from science, mathematics, and engineering programs to pursue concurrent coursework in the Nazareth College Master of Science in Education degree.

Courses Taught

Calculus I
Calculus II
Calculus III
Calculus IV
Engineering Mathematics
Complex Variables
Differential Equations
Boundary Value Problems
Mathematical Modeling
Calculus for Management, Life and Social Sciences