Barbara Benitez, PhD
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Education

BA in Mathematics, University of Houston

MS in Mathematics, University of Houston

PhD in Mathematics, University of Houston
Courses Taught

Introductory Algebra

Intermediate Algebra

College Algebra

Trigonometry

Math for Critical Thinking

Precalculus

Calculus I

Calculus II

Linear Algebra

Ordinary Differential Equations

Abstract Algebra I

Abstract Algebra II

Numerical Analysis

Topology I

Topology II

Mathematical Biology

Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos

Special Topic: Research in Math Biology

Senior Seminar for Math Education Majors
Teaching Focus
Dr. Benitez’s teaching focus is on introducing students to mathematics in an engaging and relevant way. Her area of specialization is dynamical systems with an emphasis on mathematical biology.
Additional Information
Dr. Benitez is currently doing research in the area of epidemiology and is interested in exploring mathematical neuroscience. She is a member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), the American Mathematical Society (AMS), and the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM).
Dr. Benitez has served on several university committees, including the Faculty Assembly Executive Board.