Faculty Profile for Dr. Maria T Acosta

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Dr. Maria T Acosta
Associate Professor — Mathematics
MCS 555
phone: (512) 245-2497

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Acosta, M. T., & Gomez, J. (1999). “The Second-Order Factorable Core of Polynomials over Finite Fields.” Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics, 29, 1–11.
  • Acosta, M. T., & Gomez, J. (1996). “Local Minimal Value Set Polynomials over Finite Fields.” The Fibonacci Quarterly, 34, 139–143.
  • Acosta, M. T., & Gomez, J. (1993). “On the Matrix Power Xn over Finite Fields.” International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences, 3, 539–544.
  • Acosta, M. T., & Gomez, J. (1992). "Matrix Powers over Finite Fields”. International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences, 15, 767–772.
  • Acosta, M. T., & Gomez, J. (1991). "The Factorization of the Derivative of  Dickson Polynomials”. Extracta Mathematicae, 6, 42–43.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Nominee: College of Science and Engineering 2013 Runner-Up for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. 2013
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Department of Mathematics Teaching Excellence Award. December 2012
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Presidential Award for Excellence in Service. 2008
  • Award / Honor Nominee: College of Science 2007 Dean Nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. 2007
  • Award / Honor Nominee: College of Science 2004 Runner Up for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Service. 2004

Selected Grants

  • Acosta, Maria T. Math Tutoring and Peer Mentoring for Minorities, Equity and Access, Texas State University, $2100. (Funded: September 2010 - May 2011). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Math Department Scheduler
August 2016-Present
Member
Program and Curriculum Committee
1997-Present
Member
Lecturer Hiring Committee
2015-2019
University Mentor
Mentor to a tenure-track assistant professor
2014-2019
Mentor
Mentor to a new lecturer
2014-2019