# Instructor

678-839-4139

mdevoe@westga.edu

Boyd Building - Room 106B

Office Hours

By appointment only

Educator | Professor | Researcher

Devoe's current research focuses on and the implementation of Digital Game-Based Learning (DBGL) environments for advanced undergraduate and graduate applied mathematics courses such as vector analysis, differential equations, linear algebra, and mathematical biology and its effects on student learning. He's the director ** UWG Mathematics Teacher Conference**, which provide pre-service and veteran teachers with useful information, practical suggestions and innovative strategies to design his/her mathematics learning environment or classroom as a dynamic center for student learning along with mentorship. He is also the coordinator of the

**, where STEM majors are shown how mathematics and science content-knowledge is utilized by professionals in the STEM workforce and research institutions and develop positive mentor relationships among STEM faculty and the corporate STEM workforce professionals. As a result, this conference empowers STEM undergraduate and graduate majors to confidently be stimulated to lead themselves into a successful STEM career. His additional interest combine applied mathematics, neuroscience, biology, and engineering, with a main focus on the dynamics and control of biological and technological networks.**

*STEM Conex Conference*- B.S., Computer Science, Morehouse College, 2004
- M.S., Computational and Applied Mathematics, Georgia State University, 2012
- Ph.D., Computational and Applied Mathematics & Mathematics Education, Georgia State University, 2018

### Fall 2020 Sections

- MATH-0997 (Support for Quantitative Reas) Section: N01
- MATH-0997 (Support for Quantitative Reas) Section: E1Z
- MATH-0999 (Support for College Algebra) Section: 29Z
- MATH-1001 (Quantitative Skills &Reasoning) Section: E05
- MATH-1001 (Quantitative Skills &Reasoning) Section: N01
- MATH-1001 (Quantitative Skills &Reasoning) Section: N03
- MATH-1001 (Quantitative Skills &Reasoning) Section: N1Z
- MATH-1001 (Quantitative Skills &Reasoning) Section: E1Z
- MATH-1111 (College Algebra) Section: 29
- MATH-1111 (College Algebra) Section: 29Z
- MATH-1113 (Precalculus) Section: 1FG
- MATH-1634 (Calculus I) Section: 03

### Summer 2020 Sections

- MATH-3803 (Algebra for P-8 Teachers I) Section: E91 Download Syllabus [DOC]

### Spring 2020 Sections

- MATH-1113 (Precalculus) Section: 05 Download Syllabus [PDF]
- MATH-1113 (Precalculus) Section: 07 Download Syllabus [PDF]
- MATH-1113 (Precalculus) Section: 11 Download Syllabus [PDF]

### Fall 2019 Sections

- MATH-1001 (Quantitative Skills &Reasoning) Section: 05 Download Syllabus [PDF]
- MATH-1001 (Quantitative Skills &Reasoning) Section: 15 Download Syllabus [PDF]
- MATH-1111 (College Algebra) Section: 20 Download Syllabus [PDF]
- MATH-1111 (College Algebra) Section: 22 Download Syllabus [PDF]
- MATH-1413 (Survey of Calculus) Section: 04 Download Syllabus [PDF]

### Spring 2019 Sections

- MATH-1113 (Precalculus) Section: 07G
- MATH-1413 (Survey of Calculus) Section: N01 Download Syllabus [PDF]
- MATH-1413 (Survey of Calculus) Section: 01 Download Syllabus [PDF]
- MATH-1413 (Survey of Calculus) Section: 05 Download Syllabus [PDF]
- MATH-1634 (Calculus I) Section: 05

### Fall 2018 Sections

- MATH-1001 (Quantitative Skills &Reasoning) Section: N01 Download Syllabus [PDF]
- MATH-1113 (Precalculus) Section: 04 Download Syllabus [PDF]
- MATH-1113 (Precalculus) Section: 05 Download Syllabus [PDF]
- MATH-1113 (Precalculus) Section: 50G
- MATH-1413 (Survey of Calculus) Section: 01 Download Syllabus [PDF]

### Summer 2018 Sections

- MATH-1501 (Calculus I) Section: 02G

### Spring 2018 Sections

- MATH-1113 (Precalculus) Section: 81G
- MATH-1413 (Survey of Calculus) Section: N01 Download Syllabus [PDF]
- MATH-1413 (Survey of Calculus) Section: 02 Download Syllabus [PDF]
- MATH-1413 (Survey of Calculus) Section: 07 Download Syllabus [PDF]
- MATH-1634 (Calculus I) Section: L2O Download Syllabus [PDF]
- MATH-1634 (Calculus I) Section: LXO Download Syllabus [PDF]

### Fall 2017 Sections

- MATH-1001 (Quantitative Skills &Reasoning) Section: LXB Download Syllabus [PDF]
- MATH-1001 (Quantitative Skills &Reasoning) Section: L2B Download Syllabus [PDF]
- MATH-1111 (College Algebra) Section: 10 Download Syllabus [PDF]
- MATH-1113 (Precalculus) Section: 02 Download Syllabus [PDF]
- MATH-1113 (Precalculus) Section: 15 Download Syllabus [PDF]
- MATH-1113 (Precalculus) Section: 80G

### Spring 2015 Sections

- MATH-1501 (Calculus I) Section: 50G

Round 'N' Round We Go!

### Teaching Interests

Teaching interests include College Geometry, Calculus of One Variable I, Calculus of One Variable II, Multivariate Calculus, Linear Algebra, Vector Analysis, Differential Equations, and Numerical Analysis, Mathematical Biology, MATLAB Programming, and Math Models for Computer Science.

### Research Interest

Research interests lie in the design of Digital Game-Based Learning (DGBL) environments for applied mathematics courses, and the implementation of complex dynamical systems and networks in mathematical biology and computational neuroscience.

### Presentations

The Effects of Digital Game-Based Learning on Undergraduate Student Achievement and Motivation in A Calculus Course, *Interdisciplinary STEM Teaching & Learning Conference, Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA* (2017)

The Effects of Digital Game-Based Learning on Undergraduate Student Achievement and Motivation in A Calculus Course, *Georgia Scientific Computing Symposium, Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical & Health Science, Athens, GA 30602 *(2017).

Digital Game-Based Learning in Undergraduate Mathematics, *First-Year Experience Program, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA* (2016).

Educational App Modeling and Game Design, *GAMTE Conference, Rock Eagle 4-H Center, Eatonton, GA (2014).*

Algebra and System of Equations with Epistemography of Algebra, Mathematics and Statistics Department, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA(2012).

Cellular Neural Networks with Switching Connections, Mathematics and Statistics Department, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA (2012).

Pade` Approximation, Mathematics and Statistics Department, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA (2011).

Newton’s Method for Solving Nonlinear Systems, Mathematics and Statistics Department, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA (2011).

Linear Finite Difference Method, Mathematics and Statistics Department, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA (2011).

Equilibrium, Mathematics and Statistics Department, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA (2011).

Membrane Potential, Mathematics and Statistics Department, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA (2011).

Polynomial Cascading, Leadership Alliance National Symposium, Westfields Marriott Conference Center, Chantilly,VA (2003).

Polynomial Cascading, SMART Research Symposium, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO (2003).