Michael B. Ward
Mailing Address: Michael Ward


Office: Maske Hall 306 
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.