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Michelle Nielsen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Office Phone: (951) 552-8788
E-mail: mnielsen@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 476
Office Hours: Monday 4:00 - 6:30 PM; Wednesday 12:00 - 1:00 PM and 2:30 - 4:00 PM; Friday 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Mathematics University of Minnesota 2010
M.S. Mathematics, Statistics Minor University of Minnesota 2009
B.A. Mathematics and Secondary Education Bethel University 2003

Courses Taught

Introduction to Statistics
Probability and Statistics
Seminar in Probability and Statistics
Calculus I and II
Discrete Mathematics
Linear Algebra
Abstract Algebra
Mathematical Proofs and Structures
Survey of Mathematics
Mathematical Concepts and Applications I and II
Intermediate Algebra


Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

Probability Theory (including Stochastic Processes)
Actuarial Science
Discrete Mathematics


Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Union University, Jackson, TN, 2010-2013
Teaching Assistant of Mathematics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2003-2010


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Personal Philosophy

We are not defined by what we do on Sundays in church. It’s what we do and how we live Monday through Saturday, when no one is watching, that defines our legacy. (Karen Kingsbury, Between Sundays, 2007)

The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. (Zephaniah 3:17)