Deana B Olles

Senior Lecturer

Professor Olles' Website

Contact Information

OfficeGOS 3252
Phone(585) 475-4278

Office Hours

Monday: 11:00AM - 11:50AM Wednesday: 11:00AM - 11:50AM Friday: 11:00AM - 11:50AM

I attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where I earned a dual degree in Mathematics and History. My interests as an undergraduate student were in Partial Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, as well as the history of mathematics and the Scientific Revolution.
My graduate degree (MS) was completed at RIT, where I worked with Dr. Bernard Brooks on a project funded by the National Science Foundation regarding Rumor Propogation over Social Networks.
I have been a lecturer at RIT since the completion of my graduate work, having taught courses in Algebra, Calculus and Differential Equations. I am the coordinator for Elements in Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations, a course designed for the students of CAST. I have also been a member of several committees, including the College of Science Strategic Planning Core Committee, TLASST and SLOAC (a General Education Assesment Group).
This year, I will be working with Helen Timberlake and Rebecca Daggar on a project, funded by SLOAC, analyzing the success of students in several SMS courses. 

Job Responsibilities

Committee Work
Course Coordination

Research Interests

Mathematics Education at the Secondary Level
Success of Students in First and Second Year Mathematics Courses
Dynamical Systems
Rumor Propagation over Social Networks