Alvaro Ortiz

Alvaro Ortiz , PHD

Asst Professor - Educator

Assistant Professor Educator, Mathematical Sciences

French Hall


A&S Mathematical Sciences - 0025

Professional Summary

Passionate Mathematics and Statistics Educator, empowering classrooms with
research-based teaching methods to instill actionable knowledge through practical applications. Adept at using technologies in the classroom to foster different learning styles and improve information retention. Experienced in various services to Institutions ranging from curriculum development to outreach.


Bachelor Degree: Universidad del Valle Cali-Colombia, 2007 (Mathematics)

Master Degree: Universidad del Valle Cali-Colombia, 2011 (Mathematics)

Ph.D. In Mathematics: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati-Ohio-USA, 2019 (Applied Mathematics)

Positions and Work Experience

08-12-2007 -07-30-2019 Educator Faculty, In my early years, after finishing a Master's in Pure Mathematics, I started my career as an educator. I Developed and implemented engaging lesson plans to keep learner attention. Alternated formal and informal methods of teaching to keep students engaged. Participated in department coordination of courses to achieve uniformity in learning outcomes and assessment., Universidad del Valle, Cali-Colombia

08-12-2013 -07-01-2019 Instructor and Teaching Assistant, During my years at the University of Cincinnati, over my Ph.D. studies, I was a teaching assistant and Instructor. Assisted class Instructors with recitations and grading promptly and achieved teaching goals. As Instructor, implemented lessons following the school's curriculum, goals, and objectives. Tutored struggling students individually and in small groups to reinforce learning concepts in the Math Learning Center. Participated in Outreach and Service Activities promoting Math Education and fostering collegiality with colleagues. Participated in lesson planning and curriculum implementation for Flip class pilots, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati-Ohio-USA

09-01-2019 -07-20-2023 Assistant Professor of Mathematics, I spent 4 years at Georgia Gwinnett College, where I led student engagement, fostered the creation of a SIAM student chapter, and functioned as an advisor. Worked with diversified teaching techniques and learning technologies to help students with differing ability levels and varied learning modalities. Fostered Student Engagement with Mathematics by maintaining the AppliedMathematics Seminar. As Academic Mentor helped students make good decisions about course choices for educational and vocational goals. Kept abreast of developments and technological advances in mathematical education and helped disseminate and implement during COVID-19. Developed new courses and selected curricula to fill course gaps for students pursuing degrees in applied mathematics. , Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville-Georgia-USA