Homepage of Aparna Higgins

Spring 2014

I am teaching MTH 114, Contemporary Mathematics, and MTH 361, Introduction to Abstract Algebra.  Students, please visit the Isidore site at http://isidore.udayton.edu.

Textbooks for both these courses have been ordered and should be available at UD's Bookstore.  Please make sure you have the required book for the first day of class.  Students in MTH 114 need to buy access to MyMathLab (also available at the Bookstore).  This access includes an electronic copy of the textbook.  So the printed textbook is optional (Excursions in Modern Mathematics, by Tannenbaum, 8th edition ISBN:  9780321825735), but access to MyMathLab (ISBN 032119991X) is required.  Students in MTH 361 will need Pinter's "A Book of Abstract Algebra," publication date:  January 2010, ISBN:  0486474178, available at Dover Publications (or at the UD Bookstore). 


Office hours for Spring 2014

To be announced soon.

You do not need an appointment to come at these times. To see me at times other than those listed above, please make an appointment by email or by phone. You may also drop in to my office and see if I am free. Many questions can be answered by email or by phone. Please feel free to use them to contact me. I am expecting you to use time outside class to clarify questions on the homework or on understanding the material.


Project NExT

I serve as Director of Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching), a professional development program of the MAA for new and recent PhDs in the mathematical sciences who are interested in improving the learning and teaching of undergraduate mathematics.  Project NExT addresses all aspects of faculty responsibilities, including research, teaching and service.  Each year, about 80 Fellows are selected to participate.  The first cohort of Project NExT Fellows was selected in 1994.  There are now 1480 Project NExT Fellows.  


Items of interest to undergraduates

            National mathematics honorary society.  UD has a chapter. 

2008 Application form (.pdf, .doc)



Link to UD Department of Mathematics

email: Aparna dot Higgins at udayton dot edu