
Barbara H Margolius, Ph.D.





Research Keywords: 
 Markov chain,
queues,
timevarying parameters,
matrix analytic methods,
queues,
generating function 


Education: 

Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Case Western Reserve University, 1996
M.S., Operations Research, Case Western Reserve University, 1991
M.P.P., Public Policy, University of Michigan, 1981
B.A., American Studies, Syracuse University, 1977



Brief Bio: 
 Dr. Margolius is a professor of mathematics. Dr. Margolius's interests include webbased mathematics instruction and queueing theory (the mathematics of standing in line). Dr. Margolius is served as a Faculty Fellow in the President's Office Academic Year 20142015. For Academic Year 20152016, Dr. Margolius serves as General Education Coordinator in the Provost's Office.
Dr. Margolius, Professor of Mathematics, teaches calculus, probability, linear algebra, statistics, discrete mathematics, operations research and is an expert in queueing theory. Her research has been published in Queueing Systems Theory and Its Applications, the Journal of Applied Probability, the Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences, Mathematics Magazine, Digital Classroom Resources, Integration, Operations Research Letters, Journal of Integer Sequences, and Annals of Operations Research. She presents nationally and internationally on probability and queueing related topics and in addition, she chairs the Committee on Technology in Mathematics Education for the Mathematical Association of America. 


Research Interests: 
 Dr. Margolius research interests include discrete and continuous Markov Chains with timevarying parameters, matrix analytic methods, queueing theory, matching problems of classical probability theory and Euler's gamma. 


Teaching Areas: 
 Probability, Operations Research, Queueing Theory, Calculus, Differential Equations, Statistics, Liberal Arts Math. 


Professional Affiliations: 
 INFORMS Applied Probability Society
CanQueue
Mathematical Association of America
American Mathematical Society
European Working Group on Stochastic Processes 


University Service: 
 General Education Director, 2015 
Faculty Fellow, 20142015
Chair ad hoc Faculty Senate Committee on Student Success 


Professional Service: 
 referee for a variety of publications including: Queueing Systems Theory and Its Applications, Mathematical and Computer Modelling, College Mathematics Journal, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Math Reviews.
Chair Mathematical Association of America Committee on Technology in Mathematics Education 20162019
Program Committee of Mathematical Association of America Ohio Section 20142018 


Community Service: 
 Program Committee MAA Ohio Section
Technology Committee National MAA 

