Violeta Vasilevska

Faculty Member

Violeta Vasilevska


Dr. Vasilevska was born and raised in Republic of Macedonia (SFRYugoslavia) (today Republic of North Macedonia). She has been in US since 2000 and been teaching at UVU since 2010.

Teaching Philosophy:

- maintaining engaged & inclusive classroom by using various active-learning methods
- using diverse assignments to accommodate diverse learners
- supporting equitable and comfortable class environment by empowering students to be successful critical thinkers and achieve their goals
- showing sincere care and respect for students while guiding them to reach their potential

Research Interests:

- Graph Theory
- Geometric/Algebraic Topology
- (Geometric) Group Theory
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
- Math Education

Undergraduate Research Projects:

- Investigating Coperfectly Hopfian Groups
- Math and Art Designs (given 5 national & regional presentations; one paper in preparation)
- Counting Points in Scaled Polytopes (given 5 national & regional presentations)
- Investigating Properties of the Cayley Graph of the Group of Integers with respect to Infinite Generating Sets (given 11 national & regional presentations; one published paper; received national award for outstanding presentation)
- Outreach and Mentoring through Math Girls Rock! program (given 6 national & regional presentations)

Selected Awards:

- Faculty Senate Excellence Award, Spring 2020, Spring 2015
- Outstanding Teaching Award, Spring 2017 (the Intermountain MAA Section)
- 2016 Champion of Inclusion Award for a Faculty Member, Spring 2016
- 2nd Place Faculty Poster, UVU Engaged Learning Week, Spring 2016
- Wolverine Achievement (Distinguished Volunteer Service), UVU, Spring 2014

Outreach Activities:

Founder and Project Director of "Math Girls Rock!" outreach program for high school girls, 2011-present
Co-organizer of Math-Science (Forensics; Cyber-Security) Conferences for students, 2015-2018


Ph D, The University of Tennessee, 2004

Major: Mathematics

MS, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, 1998

Major: Mathematics

BS, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, 1992

Major: Mathematics


MATH 1220

Calculus II, Spring 2023

MATH 1050

College Algebra QL, Spring 2023

MATH 3300

Foundations of Abstract Algebra, Spring 2023


Math Leap, Spring 2023


Vasilevska, Violeta , 1st Annual Symposium of Teaching and Learning, "Engaging Students in Collaborative Ways In and Out-of-Classroom", UVU-OTL, UVU. (March 30, 2023)
Vasilevska, Violeta , Intermountain Section Spring Meeting, "Domino Antimagic Squares and Rectangles", Utah Tech University. (March 25, 2023)
Vasilevska, Violeta , Universal Talk Series, "A Female Mathematician Journey through Beautiful Mathematics and Amazing Origami,", UVU Department of Mathematics, UVU. (March 15, 2023)
Vasilevska, Violeta , SheTech, "Math + Coloring + Origami = Recipe for FUN", UT. (February 28, 2023)
Vasilevska, Violeta , Christensen, Molly , Math 4 All, "Discovering Mathematical Beauty and Creativity through STEM Connections", University of Utah. (February 25, 2023)
Vasilevska, Violeta , 25th RUME Conference, "Connecting Modern Algebra and Secondary Math Content", MAA SIGMAA-RUME, Virtual. (February 23, 2023)

Scholarly/Creative Works

Marr, A , Nelsen, L. L. , Nelsen, L. M. , Osborne, C. , Vasilevska, Violeta , "Domino Antimagic Squares and Rectangles" . Recreational Mathematics Magazine .
Vasilevska, Violeta , (2022) "Personal Tips and Trips from the Livestream Classroom" . 2022 ICTCM Conference Proceedings .
Debnath, J. , Posta, F. , Vasilevska, Violeta , "Simplex Introduction to Optimization from Theory to Data" .
Vasilevska, Violeta , Hamilton, Carolyn , (2022) "Mentoring Female Undergraduates in Research-Centered Outreach" . PRIMUS (online).


Thank A Teacher


Flexible (Online) Teaching Award, 1st Place in Best Delivery (Hybrid)

SPOT Award

awarded by Academic Programs and University RTP & Appeals Committee

Faculty Senate Excellence Award

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

accredited international recognition through the Higher Education Academy

Outstanding Teaching Award

awarded from the Intermountain MAA Section to recognize Distinguish College and University Teaching of Mathematics