Faculty Profile

John Quintanilla

Title
Academic Associate Dean
Department
Mathematics
College
College of Science

    

Education

PhD, Princeton University, 1997.
Major: Civil Engineering and Operations Research
Dissertation Title: Microstructure and Properties of Random Materials
MA, Princeton University, 1994.
Major: Civil Engineering and Operations Research
BS, Stanford University, 1992.
Major: Mathematics
MS, Stanford University, 1992.
Major: Mathematics

Current Scheduled Teaching*

No current or future courses scheduled.

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

MATH 3410.001, Differential Equations I, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MATH 2000.001, Discrete Mathematics, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MATH 4050.001, Advanced Study of the Secondary Mathematics Curriculum, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MATH 2000.002, Discrete Mathematics, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MATH 2900.702, Special Problems, Summer 8W2 2021
MATH 3410.001, Differential Equations I, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MATH 2000.001, Discrete Mathematics, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MATH 4050.001, Advanced Study of the Secondary Mathematics Curriculum, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MATH 2000.001, Discrete Mathematics, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MATH 3410.001, Differential Equations I, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MATH 2000.001, Discrete Mathematics, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MATH 4050.001, Advanced Study of the Secondary Mathematics Curriculum, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MATH 2000.001, Discrete Mathematics, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MATH 2000.001, Discrete Mathematics, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MATH 2100.001, Functions and Modeling for Secondary Mathematics Instruction, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MATH 4050.001, Advanced Study of the Secondary Mathematics Curriculum, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MATH 2000.001, Discrete Mathematics, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MATH 2000.002, Discrete Mathematics, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MATH 4610.001, Probability, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MATH 4050.001, Advanced Study of the Secondary Mathematics Curriculum, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MATH 5000.002, Instructional Issues for the Professional Mathematician, Fall 2017 SPOT
MATH 5900.718, Special Problems, Fall 2017
MATH 3410.003, Differential Equations I, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MATH 3410.500, Differential Equations I, Spring 2017 Syllabus
MATH 2000.002, Discrete Mathematics, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MATH 4610.001, Probability, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MATH 4050.001, Advanced Study of the Secondary Mathematics Curriculum, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MATH 3680.002, Applied Statistics, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MATH 2000.001, Discrete Mathematics, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MATH 5900.702, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2016
MATH 3680.002, Applied Statistics, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MATH 2000.001, Discrete Mathematics, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MATH 2000.002, Discrete Mathematics, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MATH 5900.720, Special Problems, Spring 2016
MATH 4050.001, Advanced Study of the Secondary Mathematics Curriculum, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
MATH 3680.002, Applied Statistics, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
MATH 2000.001, Discrete Mathematics, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
MATH 5900.718, Special Problems, Fall 2015
MATH 3680.001, Applied Statistics, Spring 2015 Syllabus
MATH 4610.001, Probability, Spring 2015 Syllabus
MATH 5900.720, Special Problems, Spring 2015
MATH 4050.001, Advanced Study of the Secondary Mathematics Curriculum, Fall 2014 Syllabus
MATH 3680.001, Applied Statistics, Fall 2014 Syllabus
MATH 5900.725, Special Problems, Fall 2014
MATH 5900.702, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2014
MATH 4050.001, Advanced Study of the Secondary Mathematics Curriculum, Spring 2014 Syllabus
MATH 3680.002, Applied Statistics, Spring 2014 Syllabus
MATH 3680.001, Applied Statistics, Fall 2013 Syllabus
MATH 3680.002, Applied Statistics, Fall 2013 Syllabus
MATH 5900.725, Special Problems, Fall 2013
MATH 5900.719, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2013
MATH 4050.001, Advanced Study of the Secondary Mathematics Curriculum, Spring 2013 Syllabus
MATH 3680.002, Applied Statistics, Spring 2013 Syllabus
MATH 5900.717, Special Problems, Spring 2013
MATH 3680.001, Applied Statistics, Fall 2012 Syllabus
MATH 3680.002, Applied Statistics, Fall 2012 Syllabus
MATH 4050.002, Advanced Study of the Secondary Mathematics Curriculum, Spring 2012 Syllabus
MATH 3680.003, Applied Statistics, Spring 2012 Syllabus
MATH 2900.001, Special Problems, Spring 2012
MATH 4900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2012
MATH 5900.717, Special Problems, Spring 2012
MATH 3680.001, Applied Statistics, Fall 2011 Syllabus
MATH 3410.001, Differential Equations I, Fall 2011 Syllabus
MATH 2900.701, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2011
MATH 4050.002, Advanced Study of the Secondary Mathematics Curriculum, Spring 2011 Syllabus
MATH 3680.001, Applied Statistics, Spring 2011 Syllabus
BIOL 4700.001, Research Methods for Secondary Science Instruction, Spring 2011 Syllabus
CHEM 4700.001, Research Methods for Secondary Science Instruction, Spring 2011 Syllabus
PHYS 4700.001, Research Methods for Secondary Science Instruction, Spring 2011 Syllabus
MATH 4900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2011
MATH 3680.001, Applied Statistics, Fall 2010
MATH 4610.001, Probability, Fall 2010
MATH 2900.701, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2010
MATH 4900.710, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2010
MATH 4050.002, Advanced Study of the Secondary Mathematics Curriculum, Spring 2010
MATH 3680.001, Applied Statistics, Spring 2010
BIOL 4700.001, Research Methods for Secondary Science Instruction, Spring 2010
CHEM 4700.001, Research Methods for Secondary Science Instruction, Spring 2010
PHYS 4700.001, Research Methods for Secondary Science Instruction, Spring 2010
MATH 5900.722, Special Problems, Spring 2010
MATH 3680.001, Applied Statistics, Fall 2009
MATH 4951.001, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Summer 10W 2009
MATH 4050.002, Advanced Study of the Secondary Mathematics Curriculum, Spring 2009
MATH 4900.710, Special Problems, Spring 2009
MATH 3680.001, Applied Statistics, Fall 2008
MATH 5900.703, Special Problems, Fall 2008
MATH 4900.701, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2008
MATH 4900.702, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2008
MATH 4900.710, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2008
MATH 3680.001, Applied Statistics, Spring 2008
MATH 1710.621, Calculus I, Spring 2008
MATH 3680.001, Applied Statistics, Fall 2007
MATH 1650.623, Pre Calculus, Fall 2007
MATH 4900.701, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2007
MATH 4900.705, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2007
MATH 1710.621, Calculus I, Spring 2007
MATH 4980.001, Experimental Course, Spring 2007
MATH 1650.623, Pre Calculus, Fall 2006
MATH 4610.001, Probability, Fall 2006
MATH 5810.001, Probability and Statistics, Fall 2006
MATH 1710.623, Calculus I, Spring 2006
MATH 1680.002, Elementary Probability and Statistics, Spring 2006
MATH 5900.722, Special Problems, Spring 2006
MATH 6900.719, Special Problems, Spring 2006
MATH 5000.002, Instructional Issues for the Professional Mathematician, Fall 2005
MATH 1650.622, Pre Calculus, Fall 2005
MATH 6900.759, Special Problems, Fall 2005
MATH 4900.701, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2005
MATH 4900.702, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2005
MATH 1710.024, Calculus I, Spring 2005
MATH 3410.002, Differential Equations I, Spring 2005
MATH 4900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2005
MATH 4900.710, Special Problems, Spring 2005
MATH 5900.722, Special Problems, Spring 2005
MATH 5000.002, Instructional Issues for the Professional Mathematician, Fall 2004
MATH 1650.624, Pre Calculus, Fall 2004

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Quintanilla, J. A., Brand, N., Bittinger, M. (2006). Calculus for the Life Sciences. New York: Addison-Wesley.
Conference Proceeding
Quintanilla, J. A., Liu, J., D'Souza, N. A., Mirshams, R. A. (2007). Integration of Engineering Concepts in Freshman Calculus. AC 2007-1878.
Journal Article
Quintanilla, J. A. (2018). Developing Intuition for Logarithms. Mathematics Teacher. 112(1), 80.
Cobb, S. L., McPherson, M. A., Molina, D. J., Quintanilla, J. A., Rasmussen, E., Rous, J. J. (2018). Teaching Economics to the Masses: The Effects of Student Help Centers on Academic Outcomes. International Review of Economics Education. 27(January 2018), 16-23.
Quintanilla, J. A. (2017). Deriving the Regression Line with Algebra. Mathematics Teacher. 111(8), 594-598.
Brand, N., Quintanilla, J. A. (2013). Modeling Terminal Velocity. College Mathematics Journal. 44(1), 57-61.
Scherer, G., Zhang, J., Quintanilla, J. A., Torquato, S. (2012). Hydration and Percolation at the Setting Point. Cement and Concrete Research. 42, 665-672.
Quintanilla, J. A. (2008). Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for the Two-Point Phase Probability Function of Two-Phase Random Media. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Science. 464, 1761-1779.
Quintanilla, J. A., Ziff, R. M. (2007). Asymmetry of Percolation Thresholds of Fully Penetrable Disks with Two Different Radii. Physical Review E. 76, 051115.
Quintanilla, J. A. (2007). Fallacies, Flaws, and Flimflam. College Mathematics Journal. 38(5), 375-376.
Quintanilla, J. A. (2007). The Taylor Polynomials of cos x. College Mathematics Journal. 38(1), 58-59.
Quintanilla, J. A., Jones, W. (2007). Using Convex Quadratic Programming to Model Random Media with Gaussian Random Fields. Physical Review E. 75, 046709.
Quintanilla, J. A., Chen, J., Reidy, R. F., Allen, A. J. (2007). Versatility and Robustness of Gaussian Random Fields for Modeling Random Media. Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering. 15, S337-S352.
Quintanilla, J. A. (2006). Measures of Clustering in Systems of Overlapping Particles. Mechanics of Materials. 38, 848-857.
Zuyev, S., Quintanilla, J. A. (2003). Estimation of Percolation Thresholds via Percolation in Inhomogeneous Media. Journal of Mathematical Physics. 44, 6040-6046.
Quintanilla, J. A., Reidy, R. F., Gorman, B. P., Mueller, D. W. (2003). Gaussian Random Field Models of Aerogels. Journal of Applied Physics. 93, 4584-4589.
Quintanilla, J. A. (2002). Ascending and Descending Fractions. Mathematics Teacher. 95, 539-542.
Brostow, W. K., Cunha, A. M., Quintanilla, J. A., Simoes, R. (2002). Crack Formation and Propagation in Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Polymer Liquid Crystals. Macromolecular Theory and Simulations. 11, 308-314.
Quintanilla, J. A. (2001). Measurement of the Percolation Threshold for Fully Penetrable Disks of Different Radii. Physical Review E. 63, 061108.
Quintanilla, J. A., Torquato, S., Ziff, R. (2000). Efficient Measurement of the Percolation Threshold for Fully Penetrable Disks. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General. 33, L399-L407.
Quintanilla, J. A., Torquato, S. (1999). Local Volume Fraction Fluctuations in Periodic Heterogeneous Media. Journal of Chemical Physics. 110, 3215-3219.
Quintanilla, J. A. (1999). Microstructure and Properties of Random Heterogeneous Materials: A Review of Theoretical Results. Polymer Engineering & Science. 39, 559-585.
Quintanilla, J. A. (1999). Microstructure Functions for Random Media with Impenetrable Particles. 60, 5788-5794.
Quintanilla, J. A., Torquato, S. (1999). Percolation in a Model of Statistically Inhomogeneous Random Media. Journal of Chemical Physics. 111, 5947-5955.
Quintanilla, J. A., Torquato, S. (1997). Clustering in a Continuum Percolation Model. Advances in Applied Probability. 29, 327-336.
Quintanilla, J. A., Torquato, S. (1997). Local Volume Fraction Fluctuations in Random Media. Journal of Chemical Physics. 106, 2741-2751.
Quintanilla, J. A., Torquato, S. (1997). Microstructure Functions for a Model of Statistically Inhomogeneous Random Media. Physical Review E. 55, 1558-1565.
Quintanilla, J. A., Torquato, S. (1996). Clustering Properties of d-Dimensional Overlapping Spheres. Physical Review E. 53, 5331-5339.
Quintanilla, J. A., Torquato, S. (1996). Lineal Measures of Clustering in Overlapping Particle Systems. Physical Review E. 54, 4027-4036.
Quintanilla, J. A., T, S. (1996). Microstructure and Conductivity of Hierarchical Laminate Composites. Physical Review E. 53, 4368-4378.
Quintanilla, J. A., Torquato, S. (1995). New Bounds on the Elastic Moduli of Suspensions of Spheres. Journal of Applied Physics. 77, 4361-4372.
Magazine/Trade Publication
Quintanilla, J. (2022). Parabolic Properties from Pieces of String. Math Horizons. 29(3), 20-23.
Quintanilla, J. (2021). HyFlex Teaching During the Pandemic (and Beyond?). Focus. 41(4), 22-24.
Quintanilla, J. A. (2016). Name That Tune: Teaching Predicate Logic with Popular Culture. Focus. 36(4), 27-28.
Harris, M. M., Quintanilla, J. A., McDonald, J., Watson, C. G. (2012). Preparing Science and Math Teachers at the University of North Texas. 11-13.
Quintanilla, J. A. (1998). Beyond the Chalkboard: The Job of a Math Professor. 5(4), 10.
Research Report
Eddy, C. M., Quintanilla, J. A., Pratt, S., Friday, S. M., Bush, B. (2017). UNT Secondary NCTM CAEP SPA Report.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Siller Carrillo, H. R. (Co-Principal), D'Souza, N. A. (Principal), Quintanilla, J. (Co-Principal), Ro, H. (Co-Principal), Huffman, D. (Co-Principal), "Establishing a Journey of Inclusion, Identity and Intersectionality through Guided Pathways to Enhance Latinx Success in Engineering and Computer Science," Sponsored by NSF, Federal, $799904 Funded. (October 15, 2021September 30, 2024).
Eddy, C. M. (Principal), Harrell, P. E. (Co-Principal), Quintanilla, J. A. (Co-Principal), Hughes, L. E. (Co-Principal), Pratt, S. (Co-Principal), "UNT Science and Mathematics Robert Noyce Scholarships," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $749965 Funded. (September 01, 2010August 31, 2016).
Grant - Teaching
Quintanilla, J. A. (Principal), Thompson, R. (Co-Principal), "Texas Instruments Foundation Grant," Sponsored by Texas Instruments Foundation, State, $431000 Funded. (September 1, 2015August 30, 2017).
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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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