Violeta Vasilevska

Faculty Member

Violeta Vasilevska

Biography

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

Education

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

Teaching

MATH 1210

Calculus I QL, Fall 2022

MATH 1050

College Algebra QL, Fall 2022

MATH 3320

Graph Theory and its Applications, Fall 2022

MATH 100R

Math Leap, Fall 2022

MATH 6000

Mathematics Core Review, Summer 2022

MATH 1220

Calculus II, Spring 2022

MATH 122H

Calculus II, Spring 2022

MATH 4320

Introduction to Modern Algebra II, Spring 2022

MATH 100R

Math Leap, Spring 2022

MATH 6310

Modern Algebra, Spring 2022

Presentations

Vasilevska, Violeta , 13 contributed research talks at national and international conferences, "Array". ()
Vasilevska, Violeta , 15 teaching-related talks/poster presentations at regional and national conferences, "Array". ()
Vasilevska, Violeta , 8 invited research talks, "Array". ()

Scholarly/Creative Works

Vasilevska, Violeta , "Shape msimpl-Fibrators among Direct Products of Hopfian Manifolds" .
Vasilevska, Violeta , (2008) "Homology n-Spheres as Codimension-(n+1) Shape msimpl-Fibrators" (Issue: 155).
Vasilevska, Violeta , (2006) "Special Manifolds and Shape Fibrator Properties " (Issue: 153).

Awards

Center of Excellence (Science Alliance Fellowships)

UT Knoxville, TN

2001-2004

National Project NExT Fellow

Summer 2005- Summer 2006

Administration Recognition for "USD Math Days for Women."

USD Office of Research

Nebraska IMMERSE-Early Career Faculty

UNL

SARIF Summer Graduate Research Fellowship

UT Knoxville, TN