Annual Professional Development Report 2014-2015
Erik Insko, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
This report summarizes my professional activities for the period Summer 2014 through Spring 2015. As always, my goal for this year was to maintain a balance of teaching, service, and research activities appropriate for FGCU and my professional goals of improvement and advancement. The greatest portion of my time was spent on teaching-related activities, including participating in the SPARCT program and designing a flipped-classroom structure for all six of the classes I taught during the school year. I also worked hard to build my research portfolio by collaborating with faculty at California State University- San Bernardino, Harvey Mudd College, Florida Atlantic University, the US Military Academy at Westpoint, Smith College, and FGCU. At the same time I fostered a number of graduate and undergraduate research projects here at FGCU, helping three of my research students gain admittance and funding into PhD programs at the University of Kentucky, the University of Florida, and Iowa State University. Two of the research papers that I submitted last year were accepted for publication, while another two were recommended for publication after minor revisions. I also submitted two new articles for publication this spring. Finally, I served our university and mathematical community by participating in the Mathematics Colloquium, ASPiRE, STEM-Squared Grant Proposal and Assistant Professor of Physics Search Committees, and writing and successfully acquiring a $30,000 NSF conference grant as the Principal Investigator to fund the USTARS Conference at FGCU this April 18-19 2015. My continued long-term goal is to integrate these different aspects of my professional life here at FGCU.
ASPiRE 2015 Conference Photo