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Christina Sormani



  • Higher Ed: Mathematics 


My education began at excellent zoned local public schools with majority minority students in NYC: PS 166 and IS 44. I was then admitted to Hunter High School, a competitive public high school run by CUNY. I went on to New York University earning a Bachelors in 1991 and a Doctorate in Mathematics in 1996. After working a few years as a postdoc research mathematician at Harvard and Johns Hopkins, I accepted a tenure track faculty position at Lehman College in 1999. I am currently a tenured Professor of Mathematics at Lehman College and a member of the CUNY Graduate Center doctoral faculty. I have been actively involved in the Lehman College College Now program and, in the past, coached the Lehman College Math Circle. 


Riemannian Geometry and Metric Spaces 


I have numerous publications in my area of specialty which can be found on my website. My specialty is Riemannian and Metric Geometry and descriptions of these fields may be found on my website. One of my papers applies this field to cosmology.

I have never conducted research on education. My contribution to the Mathematics Teacher Transformation Institute is to help design the content courses in geometry and the assessment exams. As chairman of the Calculus Committee and a member of the Educational Policy Committee in my department, I have been extensively involved in the education of undergraduates and the reshaping of curricula from Precalculus through the Masters. We have conducted regular internal studies in our department. We are adapting our courses in response to the coursework and assessment being conducted at MTTI.