Jay Abramson

Principal Lecturer, MY
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1804

Biography

Jay Abramson received a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of New Hampshire. Prior to arriving at Arizona State University, Abramson taught at community colleges and served as chair of Midlands Technical College in Columbia, SC. Abramson was the recipient of Teacher of the Year Awards at Texas State Technical College and Amarillo College. He has been teaching at ASU since 1998. He enjoys teaching pre-calculus, calculus for engineering, mathematics/science and business majors.

Abramson has been active in developing and teaching videos to accompany several courses, including Calculus for Engineers, Calculus for Business Majors and Linear Algebra. He is the recipient of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award for Lecturers, and the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences Award for Outstanding Instruction and Service. Abramson has been active in the University Senate. He has authored four textbooks. He had developed instructional math videos for MAT 210, 211 (Business Calculus 1 and 2) 117 (College Algebra), 265, 266 (Engineering Calculus 1 and 2) and 242 (Linear Algebra).

Education

Masters degree. Mathematics, University of New Hampshire

Publications

  • Abramson, Jay Paul, Isom, Matthew. Mathematical Literacy in a Numerate Society. (2005).
  • Abramson, Jay Paul. Skills Check for the text book entitled College Algebra in Context with Applications for the Managerial, Life and Social Sciences. (2003).
  • Harshbarger, Ronald, Yocco, Lisa, Abramson, Jay Paul. College Algebra in Context with Applications for the Managerial, Life and Social Sciences. (2003).
  • Abramson, Precalculus, Openstax, Rice University, 2015
  • Abramson, Algebra and Trigonometry, Openstax, Rice University, 2015
  • Abramson, College Algebra, Openstax, Rice University, 2015

Courses

Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
MAT 170 Precalculus
MAT 210 Brief Calculus
MAT 211 Math for Business Analysis
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
MAT 211 Math for Business Analysis
MAT 270 Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
MAT 210 Brief Calculus
MAT 211 Math for Business Analysis
MAT 265 Calculus for Engineers I
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
MAT 171 Precalculus: STEM
MAT 210 Brief Calculus
MAT 211 Math for Business Analysis
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
MAT 211 Math for Business Analysis
MAT 265 Calculus for Engineers I
MAT 270 Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
MAT 210 Brief Calculus
MAT 211 Math for Business Analysis
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
MAT 210 Brief Calculus
MAT 211 Math for Business Analysis
MAT 266 Calculus for Engineers II
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
MAT 211 Math for Business Analysis
MAT 242 Elementary Linear Algebra
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
MAT 210 Brief Calculus
MAT 211 Math for Business Analysis
MAT 265 Calculus for Engineers I
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
MAT 210 Brief Calculus
MAT 211 Math for Business Analysis
MAT 265 Calculus for Engineers I
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
MAT 211 Math for Business Analysis
MAT 265 Calculus for Engineers I
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
MAT 210 Brief Calculus
MAT 211 Math for Business Analysis
MAT 265 Calculus for Engineers I
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
MAT 210 Brief Calculus
MAT 211 Math for Business Analysis
MAT 265 Calculus for Engineers I
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
MAT 211 Math for Business Analysis
MAT 242 Elementary Linear Algebra
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
MAT 210 Brief Calculus
MAT 211 Math for Business Analysis
MAT 266 Calculus for Engineers II

Service

  • Committee on the Quality of Instruction, Member (2003 - 2006)
  • TA Training Committee, Member (2002 - 2005)
  • Personnel and Budget Committee, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Undergradte Advisory Committee, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Calculus Labs, Authored (2003)
  • Committee on Quality of Instruction, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Committee Member (2003)
  • On-Line Homework Committee, FYM Spring '03, Committee Member, Authored HW Problems (2003)
  • Peggy Payne Academy, Math Instructor (2003)
  • Personnel and Budget Committee, Departmental, Committee Member (2003)
  • SEE ASU, Presenter (2003)
  • TA Training Committee, FYM Fall '03, Presenter, Committee member (2003)
  • Undergraduate Advisory Committee: Departmental, Committee Member (2003)