Department of Mathematics & Statistics
University of Maine Orono, Maine 04469-5752
Telephone: (207) 581-3928 (o) / (207) 817-0388 (h)
E-mail:
atzema@math.umaine.edu

Classes:

My regular teaching load is 11 to 12 hours per semester, which means that pretty much
every semester I teach three courses. I usually teach two sections of a lower division
course (lately mostly Calculus III) and one higher-level course. For the last five
years the latter has either been the History of Mathematics course or the
Higher Geometry Course. I have also taught Differential Geometry, Linear Algebra,
a short Summer course on Euclid's Elements, as well as three iterations of a History of
Early Calculus Seminar.

Office Hours:

My office hours vary from semester to semester. Please see the syllabus for your course.
Generally, I am available for help whenever I am in my office. If you want to make
sure that I have time for you, please e-mail or call me to set up an appointment.

Research Interests:

Classical (Plane) Geometry with a focus on the study of quadrilaterals

Evolution of geometry textbooks, 1600-1900

History of mathematics teaching in the USA

History of geometrical optics during the 19th century

History of early 19th-century geometry

I also have a strong interest in collegiate teaching and the use of technology in the
classroom. I prefer, however, to stay on the sidelines as far as
research into these areas goes.