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Athanasios (Tom) Tavouksoglou

Athanasios (Tom) Tavouksoglou, PhD
Professor of Math & Chemistry

Phone:+1 780 479 9360
Email: Tom.Tavouktsoglou@concordia.ab.ca
Office: FH204 Faculty House

Education:
PhD, 1999, Mathematics Education, Aristotle University (Greece)
MSc, 1979, Quantum Chemistry, University of Alberta
BSc, 1975, Theoretical Chemistry, University of Sussex (U.K.)

Areas of Expertise and Academic Interest:

  • Didactics of Mathematics and Mathematics Education
  • The Use of Technology in Mathematics Education
  • The Use of Technology in Science Education
  • The Incorporation and Integration of Electronic Multimedia in the Teaching/Learning Environment
  • New Technologies in Education
  • Long-Distance Education
  • Study Programmes and Curricula in Mathematics
  • Study Programmes and Curricula in Chemistry
  • Development and Production of Electronic Teaching Aids (using Computer Algebra Systems) for Mathematics Courses

Courses Taught

CV

Academic Publications:

  • Freed W. M., Tavouktsoglou A. N. (Tom)
    The Right Theta“, College Math J. 39 (2008) 148 – 152
  • Tavouktsoglou A. N. (Tom), Freed W. M.
    “Computers and Computer Algebra Systems: Effective Tools in the Teaching of Introductory Calculus”; International Conference “Mathematics and New Technologies”, Invited Paper; Department of Mathematics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1999.
  • Tavouktsoglou A. N. (Tom):
    Computers in Mathematics Education – Application in the Teaching and Learning of Introductory Calculus
    Ph.D. Thesis
    Department of Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1999
  • Tavouktsoglou A. N. (Tom), Freed W. M.:
    Computers and Computer Algebra Systems: Effective Tools in the Teaching and Learning of Introductory Calculus
    Submitted to the International Conference: “”Mathematics and New Technologies
    Department of Mathematics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1999
  • Freed W. M., Tavouktsoglou A. N. (Tom), Jerrard R. J., Kuntz G. P. P., Kuntz P. A.:
    Mathematics and Technology: The Adaptable Classroom
    History and Philosophy of Science and Science Teaching (H.P.S.S.T.) Conference, Calgary,
    Alberta, Canada, June 1997
  • Berkes Z., Freed W. M., Tavouktsoglou A. N. (Tom), Jerrard R. J., Kuntz G. P. P.,
    Kuntz P. A.:
    Science and Technology: a Christian Focus” in “Pathways of Grace and Knowledge: The Christian Perspective in Academia”, The 75thAnniversary Anthology, Editor: Dr. N. Querenguesser, The Concordia University of Alberta Press, 1996 – September, pp. 79 – 91
  • Tavouktsoglou A. N. (Tom), Freed W. M., Jerrard R. J., Kuntz G. P. P., Kuntz P. A.:
    Is Technology a Substitute for Preparation in Calculus I?
    Selected Papers of the 6th National Conference on Teaching and Learning.
    Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.A., 1995 – 04 – 04/09
  • Guelzow A., Jerrard R. J., Tavouktsoglou A. N. (Tom):
    Supplementary Exercises to Elementary Calculus I
    Concordia University College of Alberta Press, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994
  • Tavouktsoglou A. N. (Tom) & Freed W. M.:
    Drawing Mathematical Solids
    Mathematica in Education, 3(4), 22, 1994
    Also published electronically through MathSource.
  • Tavouktsoglou A. N. (Tom) & Freed B
    Parametric Representations of Surfaces over Arbitrary Domains
    Mathematica in Education, 3(1), 20, 1994
    Also published electronically through MathSource.
  • Tavouktsoglou A. N. & Huzinaga S.:
    A New Minimal Gaussian Basis Set for Molecular Calculations
    Chem. Phys. 72(2), 1385, 1980
  • Tavouktsoglou A. N.:
    A New Minimal Gaussian Basis Set for Molecular Calculations
    M.Sc. Thesis, The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 1979

Academic Presentations:

  • Tavouktsoglou A. N. (Tom):
    Course for Professional Development: “Multimedia in Mathematics Education“.
    Invited Presenter by the Hellenic [Greek] Mathematical Association, Dodecanese Branch at Kos Island, Greece.
    A three-day course (total of twelve hours of instruction) given to Mathematicians, members of the Association who instruct at the high school level.
    Kos, Greece, 2000 – 12 – 19/21
  • Tavouktsoglou A. N. (Tom):
    Improving the Learning Environment with the use of Computers and Computer Algebra Systems in Mathematics Education“.
    Invited Keynote Speaker to a two-day Conference organized by the Hellenic [Greek] Mathematical Association, Dodecanese Branch, and the University of the Aegean, Department of Education, Rhodes, Greece, 2000 – 06 – 04/05.
  • Tavouktsoglou A. N. (Tom):
    Course for Professional Development: “Multimedia in Mathematics Education
    Invited Presenter by the Hellenic [Greek] Mathematical Association, Dodecanese Branch and the University of the Aegean, Department of Education, Rhodes, Greece.
    A four-day course (total of twelve hours of instruction) given to Mathematicians, members of the Association who instruct at the high school level; in three groups of approximately fifteen persons per group.
    1st group: 2000 – 04 – 24/27
    2nd group: 2000 – 05 – 09/12
    3rd group: 2000 – 05 – 15/18
  • Tavouktsoglou A. N. (Tom), Freed B.:
    Computers and Computer Algebra Systems: Effective Tools in the Teaching and Learning of Introductory Calculus
    International Conference: “Mathematics and New Technologies
    Department of Mathematics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1999 – 06 – 18/20.The names of the authors of the following presentations are listed alphabetically
  • Freed B., Jerrard R. J., Kuntz G. P. P., Kuntz P. A., Tavouktsoglou A. N. (Tom):
    Science and Mathematics: Technical Solutions
    League for Innovation in the Community College, 13th Annual Conference on Information
    Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A., 1997 – 10 – 12/15
  • Freed B., Jerrard R. J., Kuntz G. P. P., Kuntz P. A., Tavouktsoglou A. N. (Tom):
    Mathematics and Technology: The Adaptable Classroom
    History and Philosophy of Science and Science Teaching (H.P.S.S.T.) Conference,
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 1997 – 06 – 21/24
  • Freed B., Jerrard R. J., Kuntz G. P. P., Kuntz P. A., Tavouktsoglou A. N. (Tom):
    Reform Movements and Technology Integration in Science Education: The Changing Classroom
    8th Symposium of the International Organization of Science and Technology Education (I.O.S.T.E.), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 1996 – 08 – 17/24
  • Freed B., Jerrard R. J., Kuntz G. P. P., Kuntz P. A., Tavouktsoglou A. N. (Tom):
    Computers and Mathematica: Tools for Tomorrow”” – Invited Presentation
    20th Annual Mid – America Association for Competency – Based Education and Training (M.A.C.B.E.T.) Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A., 1995 – 06- 07/09
  • Freed B., Jerrard R. J., Kuntz G. P. P., Kuntz P. A., Tavouktsoglou A. N. (Tom):
    Convergence: Chemistry and Multimedia
    7th National Conference on Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.A.,
    1996 – 03 – 20/23
  • Freed B., Jerrard R. J., Kuntz G. P. P., Kuntz P. A., Tavouktsoglou A. N. (Tom):
    Science Education into the Twenty – First Century
    7th National Conference on Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.A.,
    1996 – 03 – 20/23
  • Freed B., Jerrard R. J., Kuntz G. P. P., Kuntz P. A., Tavouktsoglou A. N. (Tom):
    Teaching with Technology and Multimedia in the Core Academic Subject Areas
    6th National Conference on Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.A.,
    1995 – 04 – 04/09
  • Freed B., Jerrard R. J., Kuntz G. P. P., Kuntz P. A., Tavouktsoglou A. N. (Tom):
    Round Table Discussion on Teaching with Technology and Multimedia in the Core Academic Subject Areas
    6th National Conference on Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.A.,
    1995 – 04 – 04/09
  • Freed B., Jerrard R. J., Kuntz G. P. P., Kuntz P. A., Tavouktsoglou A. N. (Tom):
    Is Technology a Substitute for Preparation in Calculus I?
    6th National Conference on Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.A.,
    1995 – 04 -04/09
  • Freed B., Jerrard R. J., Kuntz G. P. P., Kuntz P. A., Tavouktsoglou A. N. (Tom):
    Making the Connection for Non – Mathematics Majors and Mathematics: Using Mathematica
    League for Innovation Conference, Houston, Texas, U.SA., 1994 – 11
  • Freed B., Jerrard R. J., Kuntz G. P. P., Kuntz P. A., Tavouktsoglou A. N. (Tom):
    Looking at Computers in the Academic Core
    Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (S.T.A.L.H.E.), 14th Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 1994 – 06
  • Freed B., Jerrard R. J., Kuntz G. P. P., Kuntz P. A., Tavouktsoglou A. N. (Tom):
    Integrating Technology into the Math Classroom with Style and Mathematica
    5th National Conference on Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.A., 1994 – 04