Ieda W Rodrigues
 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: Mathematics and Statistics
 Office: RT 1535
 Phone: 216-523-7153
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. RT 1535, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
global stability, boundedness of solutions, periodicity, recursions, difference equations
B.S., Mathematics Education, UFRGS - Brazil, 1985
M.S., Mathematics, University of Rhode Island, 1990
Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Rhode Island, 1991
Brief Bio:
    Ieda Rodrigues was born and raised in Canoas, a city in the South of Brazil.
In Brazil, she obtained her B.S in Mathematics  with emphasis in Mathematics Education and certification to teach K-12 at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Soon after graduation, she started graduate studies in Mathematics also at UFRGS.
She got married and came to the USA in the middle of 1986. In 1987, she enrolled in a Master's degree program at Northeastern University to study Combinatorics but actually graduated with MS.C and PhD degrees in Mathematics from the University of Rhode Island in the areas of Differential and Difference Equations in 1990 and 1991, respectively.
    She has been working as a mathematics professor at Cleveland State University since 1991 and really enjoys teaching for the diverse body of students at CSU.
    Her favorite non-working related activity is to spend time with her two daughters  and husband. She enjoys taking taekwondo lessons.
Honors and Awards:
CSU STEMM Center Small grant associated with proposals "Plain and Simple" and "Updating the CSU Mathematics Education Laboratory Resources", March 2018, Meritorious, $0.

CSU Center for Teaching Excellence Textbook Affordability Projects MTH 283 and MTH 284, Spring 2017 and 2018, $1500.

NSF Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement grant DUE-9605321 associated with the proposal Integrating Instructional Computing into Differential Equations Courses, June 1, 1996 - May 31,1998, $ 44,377.

Cleveland State University matchings funds for NSF ILI grant DUE-9605321 (ROD-E2), June 1, 1996, $ 50,898.

Dean's Grant for Technology Innovation and Instruction associated with the proposal Using the Internet in the Teaching and Dissemination of Mathematics', June 10, 1996 - May 31, 1997, $ 1,850.

Center for Teaching Excellence grant to purchase instructional material (4 CBRs), December 1999, $358.

AWM and NSA, Sixth Greater Sonia Kovalevsky High School Mathematics Day, $3,000, October 7, 2000.

College of Arts and Sciences Developing Faculty award DF00-01, April 1, 2000-March 31, 2001, $ 3,000.

Instructional improvement grant from the University Center for Teaching and Learning to purchase manipulatives for all math education courses, May 2002, $4,998.
Creative and Activities:
Content Contributor, Ohio Open Ed Collaborative Cohort 3, January- September 2019 (expected)

Organizer of the 2007 Fernway-Lomond Math and Science Fair, Lomond Elementary School, Shaker Heights, OH, February 24, 2007.

Organizer of the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Days, Cleveland State University, October 30, 1993, April 26, 1997 and October 7, 2000 respectivelly.

Organizer of the Workshop on Cooperative Learning at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, October 23-24, 1995.
Research Interests:
Global behavior of difference equations
Teaching Areas:
Applied Mathematics courses at graduate level and undergraduate math courses ranging from general education courses, service courses to upper level requirements.
Professional Affiliations:
Mathematics Association of America (liaison)
Professional Experience:
Academic Positions
September 1997-Present, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio.

September 1991-June 1997, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio.

June 1991-August 1991, Instructor, Office of Talent Development, The University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

August 1988-May 1991, Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematics, The University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

March 1985-December 1985, Elementary Mathematics Teacher, Escola Municipal Artur Pereira de Vargas, Canoas, Brazil.
University Service:
Petitions Committee (September 1,2016-August 31, 2018)
Equal Opportunity Hearing Panel (2006-2009). Elected by Faculty Senate.
Minority Affairs Committee (October 2005-  ) Elected by Faculty Senat
Professional Service:
Pre-Calculus Coordinator (Spring 2007-2013 ).
Community Service:
Judge for Math and Art Expressions Program at Cleveland Clinic, Office of Civic Engagement, 2011-2016.
Organizer of the 2007 Fernway-Lomond Math and Science Fair, Lomond Elementary School, Shaker Heights, OH, February 24, 2007.