Neal Brand
University of North Texas
Mathematics
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Education

PhD, Stanford University, 1978.
Major: Mathematics
MS, Stanford University, 1976.
Major: Mathematics
BS, Purdue University, 1974.
Major: Mathematics

Professional Positions

Uncategorized
Professor, University of North Texas. (1997 – Present).
Chair, University of North Texas. (19992007).
Assistant/Associate Professor, University of North Texas. (19831997).
Assistant Professor, Loyola University. (19801983).
Lecturer, Ohio State University. (19781979).

Professional Memberships

Mathematical Association of America. (Present).

Former President and Current Secretary, Texas Association of Academic Administrators in the Mathematical Sciences. (Present).

Texas Section Governor, Mathematical Association of America. (20102013).

Awards and Honors

Distinguished Teaching Professor, UNT. (20132013).

Piper Award Nominee, UNT. (20132013).

President's Council Teaching Award, UNT. (20122012).

Teaching

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
MATH 1010, Fundamentals of Algebra, 1 course.
MATH 1100, College Algebra, 1 course.
MATH 1400, College Math with Calculus, 1 course.
MATH 1710, Calculus I, 32 courses.
MATH 1720, Calculus II, 18 courses.
MATH 2100, Functions and Modeling for Secondary Mathematics Instruction, 13 courses.
MATH 2510, Real Analysis I, 2 courses.
MATH 2700, Linear Algebra and Vector Geometry, 1 course.
MATH 2770, Discrete Mathematical Structures, 1 course.
MATH 3000, Real Analysis I, 14 courses.
MATH 3010, Seminar in Problem Solving Techniques, 7 courses.
MATH 3510, Abstract Algebra I, 15 courses.
MATH 4430, Introduction to Graph Theory, 2 courses.
MATH 4900, Special Problems, 4 courses.
MATH 5610, Topology., 1 course.
MATH 5900, Special Problems, 4 courses.
MATH 6620, Algebraic Topology, 2 courses.
MATH 6900, Special Problems, 1 course.
UCRS 1980, Experimental Course, 1 course.

Directed Student Learning

Other,"Steinhaus Tables,". (20092010).

Other,"Regular Stienhaus Graphs,". (20092010).

Other. (20002000).

Other,"Cycles in Steinhaus graphs,". (19941994).

Other,"Applications of rapid mixing Markov chains to problems in graph theory,". (19931993).

Other,"Universal Branched Coverings,". (19921992).

Other,"Stiefel-Whitney classes and Whitney’s embedding theorem,". (19901990).

Other,"The Adam Conjecture for Graphs,". (19901990).

Other,"Polynomial Isomorphisms of Cayley Objects over a Finite Field,". (19891989).

Other,"Applications of Graph Theory and Topology to Combinatorial Designs,". (19881988).

Other,"Conway’s Link Polynomial : A Generalization of the Classic Alexander’s Knot Polynomial,". (19861986).

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Abstracts and Proceedings
Brand, N. (1996). A note on the growth rate of planar graphs.
Book
Quintanilla, J., Brand, N., Bittinger, M. (2006). Calculus for the Life Sciences. New York: Addison-Wesley.
Journal Article
Brand, N. (2013). Modeling Terminal Velocity.
Brand, N., Quintanilla, J. (2013). Modeling Terminal Velocity. College Mathematics Journal. 44(1), 57-61.
Brand, N. (1997). Construction of universal branched coverings.
Brand, N. (1996). Uniform generalized Steinhaus graphs.
Brand, N. (1995). Generalized Steinhaus graphs.
Brand, N. (1994). Properties of classes of random graphs.
Brand, N., Jackson, S. (1994). Properties of classes of random graphs. Other. 3(4), 435--454. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0963548300001346
Brand, N. (1993). One-Factors and the existence of affine designs.
Brand, N. (1993). Probability of diameter two for Steinhaus graphs.
Brand, N. (1992). Almost all Steinhaus graphs have diameter two.
Brand, N. (1991). Isomorphisms of objects admitting elementary abelian p-group actions.
Brand, N. (1991). Polynomial isomorphisms of combinatorial objects.
Brand, N. (1990). Design isomorphisms.
Brand, N. (1990). The number of non-zero entries in recursively defined tables modulo primes.
Brand, N. (1989). Isomorphisms of cyclic combinatorial objects.
Brand, N. (1989). On the Bays-Lambossy Theorem.
Brand, N. (1988). Design isomorphisms and group isomorphisms.
Brand, N. (1987). Constructions and topological invariants of 2 − (v, 3, λ) designs with group actions.
Brand, N. (1987). Invariants and constructions of Mendelsohn designs.
Brand, N. (1987). Mendelsohn designs admitting the affine group.
Brand, N. (1987). Quadratic isomorphisms of Zp ⊕Zp–objects.
Brand, N. (1986). Design invariants.
Brand, N. (1986). Some combinatorial isomorphism theorems.
Brand, N. (1985). Isomorphic designs that are not multiplier equivalent.
Brand, N. (1984). Topological invariants of 2-designs arising from difference families.
Brand, N. (1980). Classifying spaces for branched coverings.
Brand, N. (1980). Periodicity Phenomena for concordance classes of branched coverings.
Brand, N. (1979). Necessary conditions for the existence of branched coverings.
Textbook
Brand, N. (2006). Calculus for the Life Sciences.
Brand, N. (1986). 2ND MATH, Mathematics tutorial computer program for 1st-8th grades.
Brand, N. (1986). Passing Math.

Presentations Given

Uncategorized

Spindle Design. (20142014).

Subgraph Decompositions and Partitions of Arithmetic Sequences. (20002000).

Fibers in infinite planar graphs. (19991999).

Planar universal graphs. (19991999).

Growth of infinite planar graphs. (19981998).

A Note on the growth rate of planar graphs. (19971997).

Growth rate of planar graphs. (19971997).

Necklace connections in the shuffle-exchange graph. (19961996).

The growth rate of planar graphs. (19961996).

Random Graphs. (19951995).

Pseudo–Random Graphs. (19941994).

Algorithms and Complexity. (19931993).

Properties of generalized Steinhaus graphs. (19931993).

Steinhaus graphs are first order random. (19931993).

Subgraphs of Random Graphs. (19931993).

Subgraphs of Random Graphs. (19931993).

Probability of diameter two for Steinhaus graphs. (19921992).

Isomorphisms of objects admitting elementary abelian p-group actions m. (19911991).

The number of Nonzero Entries in Recursively Defined Tables. (19901990).

Design Isomorphisms. (19891989).

Isomorphisms of objects admitting elementary Abelian p-group actions. (19881988).

On 3 − (pr, 4, λ) designs admitting the affine group as automorphisms. (19871987).

Quadratic Isomorphisms of Zp ⊕ Zp — objects. (19871987).

Isomorphisms of combinatorial objects. (19861986).

Polynomial Isomorphisms of Combinatorial Objects. (19861986).

The Isomorphism Problem for Cyclic Combinatorial Objects. (19861986).

Some Combinatorial Isomorphism Theorems. (19851985).

Isomorphic Cyclic Designs which are not Equivalent. (19841984).

Linearity of Design Isomorphisms. (19831983).

Periodicity Phenomena of Concordance Classes of Branched Coverings. (19821982).

Some Topology Associated to 2-Designs. (19821982).

Topological Invariants of 2-Designs. (19821982).

Topological Invariants of 2-Designs. (19821982).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Uncategorized
Brand, N. (Co-Principal), "Intermediate and College Algebra Redesign (Co-Pi with Phillip Turner)," Sponsored by THECB, $180000. (20072008).
Brand, N. (Other), "Faculty Research Grant," Sponsored by UNT, $3500. (19971998).
Brand, N. (Other), "Faculty Research Grant," Sponsored by UNT, $2500. (19961997).
Brand, N. (Other), "Faculty Research Grant," Sponsored by UNT, $3800. (19951996).
Brand, N. (Other), "Faculty Research Grant," Sponsored by UNT, $2000. (19941995).
Brand, N. (Other), "Faculty Research Grant," Sponsored by UNT, $1800. (19931994).
Brand, N. (Other), "Faculty Research Grant," Sponsored by UNT, $1800. (19921993).
Brand, N. (Other), "Faculty Research Grant," Sponsored by UNT, $2100. (19911992).
Brand, N. (Other), "Faculty Research Grant," Sponsored by UNT, $2500. (19901991).
Brand, N. (Other), "Faculty Research Grant," Sponsored by UNT, $2500. (19891990).
Brand, N. (Other), "Isomorphism Problems for Cyclic Combinatorial Objects," Sponsored by NSF, $16800. (19881990).
Brand, N. (Other), "Faculty Research Grant," Sponsored by UNT, $1500. (19881989).
Brand, N. (Other), "Faculty Research Grant," Sponsored by NTSU, $1600. (19871988).
Brand, N. (Other), "Faculty Research Grant," Sponsored by NTSU, $2000. (19861987).
Brand, N. (Other), "Faculty Research Grant," Sponsored by NTSU, $1500. (19851986).
Brand, N. (Other), "Faculty Research Grant," Sponsored by NTSU, $2500. (19841985).
Brand, N. (Other), "Faculty Research Grant," Sponsored by NTSU, $1675. (19831984).

Service

University Service

Other, Executive Committee. (20082010).

Committee Member, UNT Teacher Education Council. (20082010).

Other, Graduate Council. (20072010).

Other, CAS Mathematics Focus Group. (20082009).

Other, Emerald Eagle Scholar Professor. (20072009).

Committee Member, Undergraduate Affairs Committee. (20072009).

Other, NCATE Report Preparation Team. (20072008).

Other, Departmental Strategic Planning Committee. (20042007).

Other, Executive Committee. (19972007).

Other, Tenure and Promotion Committee. (19972007).

Other, Departmental PR Committee. (20032006).

Other, Faculty Development Leave Committee. (19982000).

Other, Solutions 99 Committee. (19982000).

Other, Faculty Council. (19971999).

Other, EXPO committee. (19961999).

Other, Millican Colloquium Committee. (19941999).

Other, Graduate Affairs Committee. (19911999).

Other, Information Resource Council (IRC). (19961998).

Other, IRC Strategic Planning Committee 1996-97. (19961998).

Other, TAMS Math Club. (19961998).

Other, Computer Equipment Committee. (19941998).

Other, Instructional Program Group. (19941998).

Other, Corporate Academic Partners Committee. (19961997).

Other, Evaluation Committee for Technology in Teaching Grants. (19961997).

Other, University chapter of Habitat for Humanity. (19951997).

Other, Charter review committee. (19951996).

Other, Executive Committee. (19941996).

Other, Tenure and Promotion Committee. (19941996).

Other, Graduate Curriculum Committee. (19921995).

Other, Review Team for Computer Science Program. (19941994).

Other, Executive Committee. (19911993).

Other, Tenure and Promotion Committee. (19911993).

Other, Undergraduate Affairs Committee. (19831993).

Other, University TASP Advisory Council. (19891991).

Other, University Tenure Committee. (19891991).

Other, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. (19881991).

Other, Executive Committee. (19881990).

Other, Math Dept. TAMS Committee. (19871990).

Other, Putnam Exams at UNT. (19831990).

Other, Executive Committee. (19841986).

Other, Celebration of Sciences Committee. (19841985).

Other, Science and Technology Council. (19841985).

Professional Service

Other, TAAAMS. (20062011).

Other, Texas Section of the MAA Executive Committee. (20012009).

Officer, President/Elect/Past, TAAAMS. (20032004).

Other, AMS-MAA Committee on Teaching Assistants and Part-Time Instructors. (20002003).

Other, Special session at regional meeting of AMS, Chicago, Illinois. (19891989).

Other, Special session at regional meeting of AMS, Denton, Texas. (19861986).

Public Service

Committee Chair, Texas Section of the Mathematical Association of America. (20072008).

Other, Habitat for Humanity of Denton (Founding). (2005).

Other, Habitat for Humanity Council of North Central Texas. (19982003).

Member, Teaching Enhancement Team under the Dallas Urban Systemic Initiative. (19941995).