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Associate Professor
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Curriculum Vitae

Education and Training

  • Ph.D. Mathematics, December 1998, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln NE.
  • M.S. Mathematics, December 1991, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln NE.
  • B.S. Mathematics, June 1985, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey.


Azime Serpil Saydam, TSU Associate Professor and Department Chair of Mathematics, began working at TSU in January 2011. She earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Her research areas are commutative algebra, algebraic geometry, commutative rings, and computational algebra. She had been Assistant Professor, tenured Associate Professor, Assistant Department Head, and Department Head of Mathematics and Physics at University of Louisiana at Monroe for 11 years.

Research Interests

Recent Publications (out of a total of 14)

  1. The spectra of birational extensions of two dimensional power series rings with C. Eubanks-Turner and M. Luckas, Communications in Algebra, submitted, January 2011.
  2. Assessing the Performance of College Algebra Using Modularity and Technology: A Two Year Case Study of NCATs Supplemental Model with A. Dale Magoun, David Hare, Charlotte H. Owens, Elizabeth T. Smith, SITE 2010 Conference Proceedings, March 29, 2010.
  3. [LINK] [] Reversing the pattern of low performance in college algebra using the National Center for Academic Transformations’ Roadmap to Redesign approach with A. Dale Magoun, Charlotte H. Owens, Elizabeth T. Smith, ED-MEDIA 2008 Conference Proceedings,Vienna,Austria June 30, 2008.
  4. iCAM&T – Integrating college algebra with modularity and technology with A.Dale Magoun, Stephen P. Richters, Charlotte H. Owens, Elizabeth T. Smith, SITE 2008 Conference Proceedings, March 5, 2008.
  5. On the ascent of completely integrally closed property to simple overrings with A.J. Hetzel, Communications in Algebra 34 no 11(2006), pp. 4157-4165.