CURRICULUM VITAE FOR DR. BEHROUZ B. AGHEVLI
Birthdate: November 5, 1948 Married, two children
Permanent Resident of United States of America since 1983
8380 Greensboro Drive Apartment 921 McLean, VA 22101
Telephone: (703) 506-1650
Office: (202) 473-6838 Fax: (202) 522-2411
* Ph.D., 1976, Northwestern University, Mathematics
* B.A., 1970, Occidental College, Physics and Mathematics
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN UNIVERSITY AND K-12 SCHOOL SETTINGS
1991 to Present:
Affiliate Assistant Professor Graduate School of Education George Mason University, Fairfax Virginia, 22030 (since 1995)
During this period I have collaborated with Dr. Mark A. Spikell, Professor of Education (Mathematics) and conducted research and teaching activity in the programs he directs, the Ph.D. and M.Ed. Leadership Programs in Mathematics and Science Education. In research, I have developed with Dr. Spikell four manipulatives and related curriculum-based materials. Two of these manipulatives (Triango! and Dr. Super's Triangles) are patented. They are available from Creative Publications and I have co-authored the four published resource books for teachers for these manipulatives. The other two manipulatives (Trigram and Factor Blocks) are in the process of being patented. Trigram is due in 1997 from Stokes Publishing Co and Factor Blocks is in development.
In addition to design and writing activity with these manipulatives, I have also personally conducted pilot tests of these materials by actually teaching mathematics with the materials to students in various schools in the District of Columbia Public Schools and the Fairfax, Arlington and Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia. I have also developed several other manipulatives, computer applications and curriculum materials for use in the teaching of school-based mathematics.
In teaching, I have actively contributed to several advanced seminar courses taken by both math and science students and served as an advisor for various master and doctoral students. I have lectured and conducted workshops on how to develop manipulatives and associated curriculum materials and how to teach mathematics using manipulatives. I have also audited several advanced doctoral courses and seminars in education and mathematics education including: EDUC 805 Doctoral Seminar, EDCI 895 Emerging Issues in Curriculum and Instruction (Mathematics Education), and EDCI 797 Special Topics in Mathematics Education.
1989 TO PRESENT: MATHEMATICS EDUCATION RESEARCH, PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Research in mathematics education (K-12), invention of manipulatives and software products, curriculum development, and publication of books for classroom use.based on these materials.
Trigram -- Explorations in Trigonometry (tentative title). Sunnyvale, CA: Stokes Publishing Co., in press, due 1997, with M. Spikell.
Super Math with Terrific Triangles (tentative title). Ft. Collins, CO: Scott Resources and Hubbard Scientific, Inc., in press, due 1997, with M. Spikell and C. Talbot.
Dr. Super's Triangles: Algebra Explorations. Mountain View, CA: Creative Publications, Inc., 1995, with M. Spikell.
Dr. Super's Triangles: Fraction Explorations. Mountain View, CA: Creative Publications, Inc., 1995, with M. Spikell.
Dr. Super's Triangles: Symmetry Explorations. Mountain View, CA: Creative Publications, Inc., 1995, with M. Spikell.
Triango! A Guide To Strategy Exploration. Mountain View, Palo Alto, CA: Creative Publications, Inc., 1994, with M. Spikell.
Fractal Mathematics Kit, (unpublished) with Shahine B. Aghevli, United States Patent No. 5,076,793. December 1991.
Workshops and Presentations
October 1996, Mathemagic: Dr. Super's Triangles - Explore Algebra, Fractions, Symmetry and Geometry with New Manipulative, Presentation, NCTM Regional Conference, Baltimore Maryland.
March 1996, Use of Manipulative for Teaching Algebra, Workshop, VCSM Local Conference, Virginia.l
April, 1996, "A Hands-on Approach to Teaching Algebra and Other Topics with a New Manipulative, the Triangles Kit." 28th Annual Meeting. National Council Supervisors of Mathematics. San Diego, CA. with M. Spikell.
May 1996, Exploring Trigonometry with Trigram, Workshop, presented to Fairfax County Supervisor of Mathematics and 40 High School Teachers, Falls Church Virginia.
November 1995, Explore Fractals and the Chaos Game with a Simple Manipulative, Workshop, First Virginia Math-Science Conference, Williamsburg Virginia .
April 1994, Strategic Thinking and Strategy Game Analysis, Workshop, NCTM National Conference, Indianapolis Indiana l February 1994, Exploring Symmetry with Triango!, Workshop, with Mark Spikell, VCTM Local Conference, Richmond Virginia.
A Fractal Approach to Arithmetic," presented to the District of Columbia Supervisor of Mathematics and 70 First Grade and Kindergarten teachers, May, 1990.
Additionally, I have presented workshops and participated in local, regional and national conferences such as NCTM and NCSM. Since 1988 I have been presenting workshops at my daughters schools on a regular basis to test and develop a variety of manipulatives for teaching basic concepts in mathematics. And, I presented workshops as an honorary member of the Visual and Conceptual Development Center, run by Dr. Harry Wachs (formerly with the George Washington University Reading Center).
1976 TO 1980: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR COLLEGE OF STATISTICS & INFORMATION SCIENCES, TEHRAN, IRAN.
Duties included teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, research and publication of books and articles, and development of curricula for undergraduate programs in statistics and information sciences.
1974 TO 1976: LECTURER UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
Lecturer, undergraduate courses in basic statistics.
AWARDS, HONORS, AND MEMBERSHIP IN SOCIETIES
National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, 1996
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1990
Iranian Statistical Association, founding member, 1977.
Northwestern University Fellowship, 1970 - 1974.
Pi Mu Epsilon, Honorary Mathematics Society, 1967.
National Iranian Oil Company Fellowship, 1967 - 1974.
Occidental College Tuition Fellowship, 1966 - 1970.
English, French, Farsi.
SUMMARY OF NON-ACADEMIC WORK EXPERIENCE
1998 TO PRESENT: SENIOR INFORMATION OFFICER WORLD BANK, WASHINGTON, DC.
Statistical database manager, client/server application design and development, Assistant Team Leader (5-10 members in the team).
Computer and Software Skills:: MS Windows, ToolBook, Visual Basic, Visual Basic for Applications, MS EXCEL, MS ACCESS, MS Word, CoralDraw, ODBC, HTML, DBML, OLAP, DB2 MS SQLServer, Familiarity with C and Visual C++.
1984 TO 1988: DATABASE MANAGER INTERNATIONAL LABOUR OFFICE (ILO), GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Database manager and Supervisor of a team of 4 persons including 2 programmers. SAS (Statistical Analysis System)
1982 TO 1984: PROJECT MANAGER COMPAGNIE GENERALE DINFORMATIQUE, PARIS, FRANCE.
Systems programmer analyst. COBOL
1976 TO 1980: SYSTEMS ANALYST, STATISTICAL CONSULTANT STATISTICAL CENTER OF IRAN, TEHRAN, IRAN.
Statistical research, database design. APL, LEDA table generation language.
Other Publications and PC Applications
October 1996, OLAP Front end builder and query facility in EXCEL and on the Internet using EXCEL, Netscape browser, VB, VBA, C and C++, Cold Fusion and ODBC, World Bank, OPRIS.
January 1993 OIS Query Facility (version 4). currently in production with over 3000 users developed in ToolBook and C, Client/Server data access facility for World Bank, OPRIS.
January 1995: ARPP Aggregation and Reporting Facility. Developed with VBA in Excel, World Bank, OPRIS
January 1995: IFS Online System. Developed with VBA in MS Excel 5.0, World Bank, OPRIS
March 1988, "LABORSTA, On-Line System: Computer System Document, (Version 1)", ILO Bureau of Statistics.
October 1987, "LABORSTA, On-Line System: User's Guide, (Version 1)", ILO Bureau of Statistics.
September 1986, "LABORSTA, Labour Statistics Database: General Description, Time Tables and Procedures Manual", ILO Bureau of Statistics.
May 1986, "Economically Active Population Estimates and Projections, 1950-2025: Computer System Document", with Christian Gerlier, ILO Bureau of Statistics.
August 1984, "Retrieval and Analysis of Data from LABORSTA", Working Paper, ILO Bureau of Statistics.
December 1983, "Menu Generating System (MSG)", unpublished.
March 1982, "Optimal Grouping of Income Distribution Data", with Farhad Mehran, Journal of the American Statistical Association.
July 1981, "Income Distribution and Redistribution in Iran", with Farhad Mehran, unpublished.
May 1980, "Consumer Price Index", Special Report for the Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (in Farsi).
May 1979, "Interpolating the Lorenz Curve with Incomplete Group Data", with Farhad Mehran, unpublished.
May 1979, Decision Theory, with R. Hassas and F. Farnia, Translation and Adaptation of Elements of Decision Theory by B.W. Lindgren, Macmillan, 1971. Second Draft (in Farsi).
May 1979, "Computerized Production of a Page Containing Texts and Tables in Farsi", with Hassan Mirian, Economic and Social Indicators Technical Report No. 8, Statistical Center of Iran (SCI).
January 1979, Descriptive Statistics, with Farhad Mehran and M. Haghi, Translation and Adaptation of Introductory Statistical Analysis, by T.W. Anderson and S.L. Sclove, Houghton Mifflin, 1974. Published by the SCI (in Farsi).
September 1978, "Maximum Likelihood Imputation of Incomplete Time Series", with Farhad Mehran, Economic and Social Indicators Technical Report No. 7, SCI.
September 1978, "Computerized Production of a Page Containing Text and Tables", Economic and Social Indicators Technical Report No. 6, SCI.
May 1977, "Exact Distribution of a Sample Size n from a Dirichlet Process", Abstract, MIS Bulletin, Volume 6, No. 3. l May 1977, "Price Index for Food in Rural Iran 1972-1973", with A. Monshizadeh, H. Sadigee and D. Behravesh, Technical Report by the Financial Statistics and National Accounts Department, SCI (in Farsi).
March 1977, "On Tractability of Posteriors from Nonparametric Priors", presented at the First Iranian Statistical Conference.
August 1976, "Exact Distribution of a Sample Size n from a Dirichlet Process", Ph.D. thesis, Northwestern University.