Michael B. Ward
Professor Emeritis
Mailing Address: Michael Ward


Office: MNB 132 
Phone: (503) 8388443 (Office) 
Email: wardm@wou.edu 
Selected Publications:
On Minimal Nonpclosed Groups and Related Properties,
with L. C. Kappe, G. Mendoza, and M. Mazur, Publicationes Mathematicae Debrecen
78 (2011) 219233 (preprint).
Cosets and
CayleySudoku Tables, with Jennifer Carmichael and Keith Schloeman, Mathematics
Magazine 83 (2010) 130139 (preprint with some bad formatting)
On a conjecture of Alvis, with Michael
J. J. Barry, Journal of Algebra 294 (2005)
136155 (preprint).
On
selfnormality and abnormality in the alternating groups,
with Ben Brewster and Qinhai Zhang, Archiv der Mathematik
83 (2004), 385393 (preprint).
New Practices in Teaching Mathematical Definitions,
with Barbara Edwards, Preparing Future
Science and Mathematics Teachers:
Faculty Write about CEPT Innovations on Campuses Today, D. Smith and
E. Swanson, eds.,
Surprises from Mathematics Education Research: Student (Mis)use of Mathematical
Definitions, with Barbara Edwards, American
Mathematical Monthly 111 (2004), 411424.
Notes:
CayleySudoku
Tables: A WOU (Re)Discovery, slides
from the Oregon Delta Chapter Pi Mu Epsilon Induction, 3.14.16.
Counting
Magic CayleySudoku Tables, slides from a talk given at the Zassenhaus Group Theory Conference 2015.
Orthogonal
& Magic CayleySudoku Tables, with Rosanna Mersereau, slides from a talk given at the XXXII Ohio
StateDenison Mathematics Conference 2014.
Orthogonal
CayleySudoku Tables, slides from a talk given at the Pacific
Northwest Section MAA Meeting 2013.
Magic
CayleySudoku Tables with Rosanna Mersereau,
slides (with addenda) from a talk given at the Joint Mathematics Meetings 2013,
San Diego.
CayleySudoku Tables, Loops, Quasigroups,
andMore Questions from Undergraduate Research with Kady Hossner, slides for a talk
given at XXXI Ohio StateDenison Mathematics Conference May 2012
What Is Studied in, Written For, and Remembered From Western Oregon University's Bridge Course,
expanded notes for a talk given at the Joint Mathematics Meetings 2008, San
Diego.
CayleySudoku Tables, with Jennifer
Carmichael and Keith Schloeman, slides for a talk
given at the Joint Mathematics Meetings 2007, New Orleans.
Everything You Want to Know About
Bridge CoursesExcept Whether They Work, with Jennifer
Carmichael, slides for a talk given at the Joint Mathematics Meetings 2007,
Links for Courses:
Geometry Explorer: Software and Users Guide
Version 1.0 (used in MTH 337)
(Geometry Explorer: Software and Users Guide
Version 2.0Beta)
D. R. Wilkins, The History of
Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin
Hints, tips, and help for writing mathematics well, Purdue
University, Calumet
MAA
Journal Guidelines for Writing
MTH 280W Concept Image & Concept Image
Miscellanea:
Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education
Requirements through 2018, Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University
What Will Improve a Student’s Memory?,
American Educator (how memory works & applying that to studying)
The Major Pipeline: Linking college majors to occupations,
Neal Caren, UNCChapel Hill (if clicking does not work, Google it instead)
Rosemary Fama’s 2006 Math Club
Poster
Education Pays
2010: The Benefits of Higher Education for Individuals and Society in
Brief, The College Board
If you have comments or suggestions, email me at wardm@.wou.edu.