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Dr. Ricardo Teixeira

Associate Professor

"Math is fun. We will provide applications of mathematics in real life but with appropriate rigor."

Degrees Held:

Doctorate in Math – University of Texas at Austin, 2010

Career Highlights:

  • Director of Mathematics Program (since 2012)
  • Coordinator of BAAS Petroleum Technology Program (since 2018)
  • Chair of Core Curriculum (since 2012)
  • Gained tenure in 2019
  • Vice President of Faculty Senate (2019-2020 Academic year)

In which online bachelor's degree programs do you teach?

B.S. in Communication, B.A. in Communication,B.S. in Criminal Justice, B.S. in Political Science, B.S. in Political Science Pre Law, B.S. in University Studies, B.A. in University Studies

Which classes do you teach in the online?

MATH 3395: Statistics for Social Sciences, PSYC 3315: Statistics for Social Sciences, MATH 1314: College Algebra

What types of projects can students expect in your online courses?

Interaction among students via discussion board, homework through online systems (one of the main available plataforms: Webassign, Knewton, MyMathLab, etc.)

What should students take away from your classes? What do they learn?

Math is fun. We will provide applications of mathematics in real life but with appropriate rigor.

What advice would you give to those considering an online bachelor's degree program?

In a math course: study math several times per week.

What is the value of a bachelor's degree? What are some of the skills students gain in this program?

It is an investment of time, money and energy that will pay off in better opportunities, better salaries, and better social status.

Why did you start teaching?

I used to be an engineering student who wished my math professors would explain material in a way that we could be better engaging, without oversimplifying the topics. I am trying to become what I wished for my professors.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

"The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students may not know.

I love to perform magic tricks whose explanations rely on mathematical principles. I have performed in schools, universities and theaters for over 7,000 people in total.


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