John M. Woods
Professor of Mathematics Telephone: 580-774-3038
Southwestern Oklahoma State University fax: 580-774-7045
Weatherford, Oklahoma 73096 e-mail: email@example.com
Ph.D., Mathematics, Florida State University July 1973
Dissertation: Periodicity for the Homology of Finite Cyclic
Covering and the Monodromy Map of Algebraic Links, directed
by De Witt Sumners
M.A.T., Mathematics Education, Harvard University June 1966
Math advisor: David Widder, Math Ed advisor: Edwin Moise,
Education advisor, Joe Young
B.S., Mathematics Education, Oklahoma State University May 1965
Selected Academic Honors:
Danforth Fellowship and Florida State University Fellowship 1970-1973
Harvard "Prize Award" Fellowship and NDEA Fellowship 1965-1966
Outstanding Student Award, Harvard Grad. Sch. of Educ. 1966
Phi Delta Kappa Award, Harvard Grad. Sch. of Educ. 1966
Outstanding Student Award, Okla. State U. Sch. of Educ. 1965
Top Ten Students Award, OSU 1965
Listed in Who's Who in the South and Southwest, Who's Who
in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in American Education,
Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in The World
Mathematics Department Chair, SWOSU 88-95&97-98 Mathematics and Science Department Chair, Okla. Baptist Univ. 1982-1988
Mathematics Professor, Oklahoma Baptist University 1967-1982
Visiting Asst. Professor of Mathematics, OU Spring 76
Mathematics Teacher, John Burroughs School (8-12) 1966-1967
PI and director for 3 NSF and 10 Eisenhower grants 1975-2001
Co-director and teacher, SWOSU summer math/science academy 1990-1994
Advanced Placement Calculus exam reading Table leader 1983-1989
OBU Upward Bound Mathematics and Science Director 1967-1970
Served on or chaired most university committees, various task forces, Faculty Senate, AAUP President, Accreditation teams
MAA, AMS, NCTM, OCTM, AAUP, Mathematics Education Reform Network, CASMEO, SUMMA, SEDL
Woods, John M. “Simplified Polynomial Arithmetic,” Mathematics Teacher,
Vol. 78, No. 9, 680-682, 1985.
Woods, John M. “Some Criteria for Finite and Infinite Monodromy of Plane Algebraic Curves,”Inventiones Math. 25, 179-185, 1974.
Woods, John M. and Sumners, D. W. “A Short Proof of the Finite Monodromy for Analytically Irreducible Plane Curves,” Compositio Mathematics, Vo. 28, Fasc. 2, 213-216, 1974.
Woods, John M. and Sumners, D. W. “The Monodromy of Reducible Plane Curves,” Inventiones Math. 40, 107-141, 1977.
Competitive, Refereed Grant Awards:
Oklahoma Rural Systemic Initiative, NSF, 1997-99
ESA (K-8 Algebraic Thinking), Eisenhower, 2002
KESAM (K-8 Science and Math), Eisenhower, 2000
KESAM (K-8 Science and Math), Eisenhower, 1999
KESAM, Eisenhower, 1998
KSAM (K-6 Science and Math), Eisenhower, 1997
KSAM, Eisenhower, 1996
KSAM, Eisenhower, 1995
KSAM, Eisenhower, 1994
Young Scholars Program, NSF, 1994-96
EIMC (Explorations in Math with Computers), Eisenhower, 1992
EIMC, Eisenhower, 1991
EIMC, Eisenhower, 1990
EIMC, Eisenhower, 1989
Mathematics Research, NSF, 1974-76
Invited Speaker: National, regional, state, and local talks, presentations and workshops. Invited to speak for one hour at each of the last three national NCTM meetings. Professional day presenter at Shawnee Mission HS 1999-2001.
Oklahoma Math Standards:
Linda Bailey and I represented OCTM at a State Board of Education meeting and obtained the board’s recommendation that OCTM develop the Oklahoma Math Standards. We then worked with an OCTM task force which developed the standards.
Over the past ten years, I have attended an average of 3 national meetings, 2 regional meetings, and 5 state meetings per year. This does not include the 16 regional (Oklahoma regions) planning meetings, 26 regional meetings, and numerous related RSI meetings across the state the past two years, which we planned and implemented. The regional meetings each involved up to 120 participants from business, government, and education from that region. I am currently involved in the OSRHE 2001 Mathematics Committee and am Past-President of CASMEO. While President of CASMEO I submitted (and was awarded) a NASA grant for beginning a “Linking Leaders” program in Oklahoma.