Kirthi Premadasa

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Kirthi Premadasa

Associate Professor
Mathematics

Umhoefer Bldg, A70

kirthi.premadasa@uwc.edu
(608) 355-5204

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Office Hours / Schedule 

Monday and Friday 10.00-11.00. Tuesday and Thursday 9.15-10.00

Publications 
  •  Premadasa, K., & Bhatia,K. , Wijetunge T (2015). “Using cellphones as virtual clickers in a math classroom” Electronic Journal of Mathematics and Technology
  • Bhatia, Kavita, Kirthi Premadasa and Paul Martin “Teaching Integration Applications Using Manipulatives” PRIMUS: Problems, Resources & Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies; Jul 2014, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p335-346, 12p
  • Kirthi Premadasa. “SoTL as Sherwood Forest: A Review of the SoTL Commons Conference 2014” Teaching & Learning Inquiry: The ISSOTL Journal Vol. 2, No. 2 (2014), pp. 115-116.Published by: Indiana University Press
  • Premadasa, K., & Bhatia,K. (2013).  “Real life applications in mathematics: what do students prefer?” International Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, July, 2013
  • Premadasa, K.,& Samaranayake, G.(2012). “Using "1=2" to inspire and learn”. American Mathematical Association for Two Year Colleges Educator May 2012.
  • Martin, P.,& Premadasa, K. (2011). "Student Project for Reducing Home Utility Costs". Journal of College Mathematics of the Mathematical Association of America, March 2012)
  • Bhatia, K., & Premadasa, K. (2011). Using Think Alouds to Remove Bottlenecks in Mathematics. RUME XIV Conference Proceedings, Volume IV 2011.
  • Martin ,P.,& Premadasa, K.(2010). Effective use of Wikis in college mathematics classes. Accepted for publication at the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics.
  • Amarasinghe, R., & Premadasa, K. (2008). Conducting a mathematics professional development workshop across the world over video conference facilities.  Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference.
  • Kirthi Premadasa. “Uniqueness of Classifying Spaces: a methodical attack” Proceedings of the fifty fourth annual sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science - 1998
  • Kirthi Premadasa. “On the self-homotopy equivalences of BO(n)” Proceedings of the fifty third annual sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science - 1998

 

  • Kirthi Premadasa, Kavita Bhatia & Tharanga Wijetunge. “The dreaded word problem: What do students remember?”   AMS/MAA Joint Sessions, San Antonio, January 2015
  • Kirthi Premadasa. "Calculus problem solving: can a flipped classroom help?" Presentation at the SOTL commons conference, savannah, March 2015
  • MAA presentation
  • Kirthi Premadasa “Bring Your Own Device”: Emerging Virtual Clicker Options and Pedagogy. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Mathematical Association of America’s Wisconsin Chapter, Ripon, April 2015.
  • Kirthi Premadasa, Ayar Musa and Mike Jacobs “Twitter Back channeling to enhance learning and engagement: A multi-disciplinary study” Presentation at the SOTL commons conference, savannah 2014.
  • Kirthi Premadasa & Kavita Bhatia “A research based study on teaching and learning related rates” Presentation at the annual meeting of the Mathematical Association of America’s Wisconsin Chapter, Whitewater April 2014.
  • Kirthi Premadasa “Using Flipped Classrooms to Enhance Performance in a Calculus II Classroom” Presentation at the UW Colleges Colloquium, Fond Du Lac 2014
  • Kirthi Premadasa “D2L and math formulae; Making friends” Presentation at the annual BrightSpace conference, Waukesha, November 2014.
  • Kavita Bhatia, Ibrahim Saleh and Kirthi Premadasa “Concept maps for Calculus Concepts."  ”Presentation at the 2013, ISSOTL conference, Raleigh, North Carolina, October 2013
  • Kirthi Premadasa & Kavita Bhatia “ What’s the matter with College Algebra” Presentation at the 2013 WISMATYC (Wisconsin Mathematical Association for Two Year Colleges) conference, Waukesha, September 2013
  • Premadasa Kirthi & Gregory Bard “Emerging technologies in Mathematics instructions” Panel  at the annual meeting of the Mathematical Association of America’s Wisconsin Chapter, April 2013.
  • Kirthi Premadasa, Kavita Bhatia, Clare Hemenway & Paul Martin “All in a Class Period: Using Lesson Study to Realize Learning Goals” Presentation at the 2013, OPID conference, Madison, April 2013
  • Kirthi Premadasa” Technology Tips for Efficient Instruction in Flipped or Flexed Classrooms” Presentation at the 2013 Annual Best Practices in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math teaching Conference, Baraboo, August 2013
  • Kirthi Premadasa & Kavita Bhatia “ What’s the matter with College Algebra” Presentation at the 2013 WISMATYC (Wisconsin Mathematical Association for Two Year Colleges) conference, Waukesha, September 2013
  • Kirthi Premadasa and Kavita: Presentation at the  March 2013 SOTL Commons conference , Savannah, Georgia
  • Kirthi Premadasa and  Kavita Bhatia: Presentation at the January 2013 Joint Mathematics Meeting of American Mathematical Society/Mathematical Association of America, San Diego, USA
  • Kirthi Premadasa, Kavita Bhatia, Clare Hemenway and Paul Martin: Presentation at the 2013 OPID conference. Madison WI
  • Kirthi Premadasa and Gregory Bard: Panel discussion at the 2013 MAA Wisconsin meeting.
  • Kavita Bhatia and Kirthi Premadasa: Presentation at the 2012 conference of International Society of Scholarship of Teaching and learning, Toronto, Canada, October 2012.
  • Kavita Bhatia and Kirthi Premadasa: Presentation at the 2011, SOTL Commons conference, Georgia Southern University, March 2012.
  • Kavita Bhatia, Kirthi Premadasa and Paul Martin: Presentation at the annual meeting of the Mathematical Association of America’s Wisconsin chapter, April 2012
  • Kirthi Premadasa: Presentation at the 6th Annual Best Practices in STEM Teaching Conference, August 2012
  • Kirthi Premadasa. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Mathematical Association for Two year College’s meeting, 29 September 2012
  • Kirthi Premadasa: Presentation at the UW Colleges Colloquium, May 2012
  • Kirthi Premadasa: Presentation at the UW Colleges Colloquium, May 2012
  • Kirthi Premadasa, Kavita Bhatia, Clare Hemenway and Paul Martin: Presentation at the 2011 conference of International Society of Scholarship of Teaching and learning.
  • Kirthi Premadasa and Kavita Bhatia: Presentation at the 2011 conference of the International Society of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Kirthi Premadasa: Presentation at the 2011 conference International Society of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Kavita Bhatia and Kirthi Premadasa: Presentation at the 2011, SOTL Commons conference, Georgia Southern University, March 2011
  • Kirthi Premadasa: Poster presentation at the President's summit in Madison, WI as part of the Wisconsin teaching fellow program.
  • Kirthi Premadasa: Presentation at the 2011 Mathematical Association of America's Wisconsin chapter meeting, Stout, April 2011.
  • Kirthi Premadasa & Paul Martin: A Mathematical learning community with Excel Labs. Presentation at the 2011 annual meeting of the Wisconsin Mathematical Association of two year colleges, Fond Du Lac, September 2011.
  • Premadasa Kirthi: Presentation at the 2010 SOTL Commons, Georgia Southern University, March 2010.
  • Martin Paul, Kirthi Premadasa, Richard Shotwell and Thomas Eiden: Better Buildings, Better Business Conference, Wisconsin Dells, May 2010
  • Martin Paul and Kirthi Premadasa: Paper at the International Conference on Education, Training and Informatics: ICETI 2010, Orlando Florida, April 2010.
  • Premadasa Kirthi: Presentation at the Mathematical Association of America (Wisconsin Chapter)’s annual meeting, Oshkosh WI, April 2010.
  • Bhatia Kavita and Kirthi Premadasa: Presentation at the annual meeting of WisMATYC (Wisconsin Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges), Wausau, WI, September 2010
  • Premadasa Kirthi:  Presentation at the Annual WisMATYC Conference, MATC, September 2010.
  • Premadasa Kirthi: Mathematics Department's  Teaching Seminar, Wisline, October 2009
  • Premadasa Kirthi: Presentation at the UW Colleges Colloquium, Fox Valley, WI,  May 2009.
  • Premadasa Kirthi and Geetha Samranyake, presentation at  MAA (Mathematical Association of America)Wisconsin Chapter annual meeting,  UW-La Crosse, WI,  April 2009.
  • Evangelist Fe, G. Samaranayake, J. Lettlier  and K. Premadasa: Presentation at the MAA Wisconsin Chapter annual meeting, UW-La Crosse, WI,  April 2009.
  • Premadasa Kirthi: Presentation at the International Lesson Study Conference, Chicago, April 2009.
  • Premadasa Kirthi: Presentation at the Annual WISMATYC conference, Sheboygon, WI, September 2008.
  • R. Amarasinghe and Kirthi Premadasa: Presentation at the Conference for the Advancement for Mathematics Teaching (CAMT), Dallas Texas, July 2008.
  • Premadasa Kirthi: Presentation at the MAA Wisconsin Chapter annual meeting,  MATC, WI, April 2008.
  • Evangelist Fe, G. Samaranayake, J. Letellier and Kirthi Premadasa: Presentation at the Lesson Study Conference, Chicago IL, May 2008,
  • R. Amarasinghe and  Kirthi  Premadasa: Presentation at the  International Lesson Study Conference, Chicago IL, May 2008.
Education 

PhD, Purdue University  (Alegebraic Topology)

MS, Purdue University (Pure Mathematics) 

BSc (1st Class Honors in Mathematics),University of Colombo, Sri Lanka 

Recent Awards and Recognitions

UW System’s The Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award 2013

UW Colleges Chancellor Award for Teaching Excellence 2012

Wisconsin Teaching Fellow 2010-2011

Arthur M Kaplan Award winner 2010-2011