Ariel Ramirez, Ph.D.

Ariel Ramirez

Associate Professor of Mathematics
College of Arts and Sciences

Office Location: Eckhart Hall, Room 402
Telephone: 630-844-4231
Email Address:

I have been teaching for the last 15 years including three here at Aurora University. I have also taught in the Chicago Public Schools, Columbia College of Chicago, Northeastern Illinois University, Illinois State University, and Robert Morris University. Aurora University has that rare environment where a student can receive personal attention and also benefit from the faculty's wealth of experience and knowledge. I think about building a bridge when teaching mathematics to students and teachers. You must start with a strong conceptual foundation and an effective design. You must also remember the purpose of the bridge.    

Ph.D.  Mathematics Education, Illinois State University
M.S.   Applied Mathematics, University of Illinois at Chicago
B.S.    Astrophysics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Areas of Specialization
Secondary Mathematics Education
Linear Algebra

Courses Taught
Secondary Methods in Mathematics
Differential Equations
Modern Geometry
Linear Algebra
Introduction to Advanced Mathematics
Calculus II, III
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I & II
Finite Mathematics
College Algebra
Mathematics Education Research I & II
Assessment and Curriculum Development in Mathematics
Understanding and Teaching Geometry

Highlights of Publications, Honors and Professional Contributions
Article:    "Calculator Abuse" in the Illinois Mathematics Teacher Journal
Member:    National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
        Mathematics Association of America
        Research in Undergraduate Mathematical Education

Highlights of Campus Involvement
Content Supervisor for  Undergraduate and Graduate Mathematics Education pre-teaching students.
Assisted in the Student Learning Portfolio Committee
Assisted in organizing the Faculty Symposium Committee
Assisted in Undecided Student recruitment

Other Interests
Listening to music
Kyokushinkai Karate