Knoll, Cecilia

Professor of Mathematical Sciences & Online Academic Area Coordinator-Math
Mathematical Sciences

Dr. Knoll received her B.S. in Mathematics Education from Florida Technological University (now University of Central Florida) in 1977.  Employed as a member of the Math Department at Florida Institute of Technology since 1977, she also earned her M.S. in 1980 and her Ph. D. in Science Education (with major technical area of mathematics and minor in computer science) in 1990 at FIT.

Personal Overview

Alpha Phi Omega

Educational Background

B.A. University of Central Florida 1977
M.S. Florida Institute of Technology 1980
Ph.D. Florida Institute of Technology 1990

Recognition & Awards

Received the Kerry Bruce Clark Award for Excellence in Teaching; 2013 Phi Eta Sigma Teaching Excellence Award; State of Florida Teaching Certificate (expired)

Current Courses

Precalculus, Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Advanced Geometry

Professional Experience

Dr. Knoll has taught mathematics on the college level since 1977. In addition, she has been an educational consultant and contributor.

Additional Duties

President of Phi Kappa Phi;  Faculty Advisor of Alpha Phi Omega

Current Research

Using the mastery learning method in early precalculus and calculus courses

Graduate assistants teaching workshop

Using Mathematica in calculus laboratories

Selected Publications

GO Tutorials for Calculus with Analytic Geometry, Wiley Publishing, 2009.

Using a computer algebra system (Mathematica) to simplify expressions for Titchmarsh-Weyl m-functions associated with the hydrogen atom on the half-line, C. Knoll and C. Fulton, arxiv:0812.4974, Cornell University, 2009.

To calculator or not to calculator, that is the question for mathematics classes, presented at NCSSSMST national conference in Dallas, TX, February, 2008.

Titchmarsh-Weyl m-functions for second order Sturm-Liouville problems with two singular endpoints,) by Charles Fulton, Mathematische Nachrichten 281, No. 10, 1418 1475, 2008, contributor.

Deo, S.G. and C.A. Knoll. 1998. Kth Order Convergence.

Knoll, C.A., M.D. Shaw, J. Johnson, B. Evans. 1995. Discovering Calculus with Mathematica; Wiley.

Fausett, L.V. and C.A. Knoll. 1991. "Effective Use of Teaching Assistants in First Year Calculus;" PRIMUS, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 407-414.