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Elaine Lande

Lecturer II - Mathematics
she/her/hers

elande@umich.edu

Office Information:

Department of Mathematics
B860D East Hall
530 Church St
Ann Arbor MI 48109

phone: 734.936.9390
hours: Tuesdays 12:30-2 pm; Wednesdays and Fridays 1:15-3:30 pm

csp; Summer Faculty

Education/Degree:

A.D. [Henry Ford Community College]
B.S. in Mathematics [Madonna University]
M.A. in Pure Mathematics [Wayne State University]
Ph.D. in Education with a focus in Mathematics Education [University of Michigan]

My favorite thing about teaching in CSP is...

...having time to really get to know students, both as students and people. Smaller classes and more time in class and office hours make this possible. I’m also grateful to be part of students’ larger network of support in CSP, where faculty work closely with advisors and administration.

From my classes, incoming students should expect...

...to come out of the class with a deeper, more meaningful understanding of the material that prioritizes connection over the memorization of discrete bits of unrelated knowledge. Class sessions incorporate lectures, time to work through problems, and collaborative work that involves learning from other classmates. I’ve found that this balance helps students achieve those highly coveted a-ha moments that precipitate deep understanding. Importantly, I also prioritize self-care through reflection and incorporate short guided mindfulness exercises into most classes.

My favorite piece of advice for undergraduate students is...

...to reach out for help and advice.  You're not in this alone and there is no such thing as a stupid question (Really!)... unless you don't ask it.

In my free time, I enjoy...

...spending time with my two kids, spending time outside in nature, reading science fiction and autobiographies, and practicing yoga and meditation.

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