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Viji K. Sundar, Ph.D.


Founder and Executive Director

PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS

California State University, Stanislaus 

One University Circle, Turlock, CA, 95382

Tel: (209) 667 3595

FAX: (209) 667 3848


EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Mathematics, 

University of Illinois: (Group Theory)

M.S. in Mathematics, 

University of Illinois, Urbana

B.Sc. in Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry, 

University of Poona, India


PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Enriching K-12 students into Engineering projects Pre-Collegiate Academic Development
  • Professional Development of K-12 Teachers Gender Equity in Teaching Mathematics
  • Empowering parents to help their child Academically Power of Writing in Mathematics

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

1988 - Present, Professor of Mathematics, 

California State University, Stanislaus

1983-1988, Associate Professor of Mathematics, 

California State University, Stanislaus

1979-1983, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 

California State University, Stanislaus


GRANTS POSITIONS

Director of Mathematics Grants & Sponsored Programs 2000 – present

PI Stanislaus County Mathematics Project (CaMSP funded) 2010-2014

PI/UC Central California Mathematics Project, 1988-present

PI/PD Central California Mathematics Project, 1993-present

PI/PD Mathematics Professional Development Initiative, 1999-present


AWARDS (Partial listing)

"How do I work? I grope." - Albert Einstein

  • CSU Stanislaus Student Empowerment Award (May 2017) Stan State Associated Students
  • The San Joaquin Engineers Council 2015 Distinguished Service Award (2015)
  • American Association of University Women’s Outstanding Women Leaders in Our Community
  • Outstanding Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Professor of the Year Award (2010)
  • Nomination for “Programs that Make a Difference - HiMAP: High School Mathematics Access Program.” - American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI (2008)
  • Outstanding Woman of Stanislaus County by the Stanislaus County Commission for Women. (2008)
  • WANG Family Excellence Award –CSU System in the category of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering (2003)
  • Outstanding Community Service Professor of the Year Award CSU Stanislaus (2003)
  • Progress in Equity (PiE) Award– AAUW Legal Advocacy Educational Foundation (1999)
  • JC Penny Golden Rule Award – Outstanding Volunteer service to Community (1998)
  • Outstanding Professor Award for teaching, scholarship & service to campus &community (1993)

PRESENTATIONS

(K-12 School-based Activities, workshops, presentations, or consultant)

  • Sundar, Viji. Mathematics. Presentation “Mathematics Professional Development Models For K-12 Mathematics Teachers In California” International Teacher Education Conference, Dubai/Sharjah, UAE, February 2014
  • Sundar, Viji. Mathematics. Presentation “High School Mathematics Access Program” The Twelfth International Congress on Mathematics Education, Seoul, Korea July 2013
  • Sundar, Viji. Mathematics. Presentation “Stanislaus County Mathematics Partnership” Conference on Mathematics and Science, Penang, Malaysia, November 2011
  • Sundar, Viji. Mathematics. Presentation “My Experiences in Authentic Assessment in Pre-service Mathematics Courses ” Conference on Mathematics and Science, Penang, Malaysia, November 2009
  • Sundar, Viji. Mathematics. Presenter. “Forensics and Mathematics” Presenter. Region Six California Subject Matter Projects & the San Joaquin County Office of Education, Stockton, CA. 2008
  • Sundar, Viji. Mathematics. “Learning to Master Math and Science in a Multilingual Society -What can we learn from India?” Presentation at the 33rd Annual Bilingual/Multicultural Education Conference (CABE). San Jose, CA. March 2008
  • Sundar, Viji. Mathematics. “Implementing CREDE in my college classrooms.” Presentation at the Annual CREDE Annual Seminar. UC Berkeley. June 2007
  • Sundar, Viji. Mathematics. Hilberg, Soleste. UC Berkeley. Won, Noelle. Teacher Education. “Instructional Conversation and Joint Product Activity Presentation at the CMC-N Annual Mathematics Conference. Asilomar, CA. December 2007.
  • Gender Issues in Mathematics- Equity In Mathematics Education: Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts (July 1997)
  • Seminar on Mathematics Teacher Training Program- Preservice and inservice models, Rajabhat Institute at Chandrakasem, Bangkok, Thailand December 1997
  • Mathematical Power & Children of Many Cultures, International Congress on Ethnomathematics, Granada, Spain, September 2-5, 1998
  • Seminar on Undergraduate Mathematics Curriculum in United states; Nowrosjee Wadia College, India, February 2002