Teaching
Derek Wise
This page is a record of some of my past teaching activities.
Before taking up a faculty position at Concordia University St Paul
in 2015, I taught at the University of ErlangenNürnberg.
Prior to Fall 2010, I was a Visiting Research Assistant Professor at
UC Davis. And before that, I was a graduate student at UC Riverside,
where I was a Teaching Assistant for 4 years, as well as the primary
instructor for a few courses. Earlier still, I was an undergrad
physics and astronomy lab instructor at Abilene Christian
University. Courses I taught are listed below.
Courses Taught
Concordia University
 Mathematics Workshop (MAT 095)
 Beginning Algebra (MAT 103)
 Contemporary Mathematics (MAT 101)
 Calculus I (MAT 135)
 Calculus II (MAT 145)
 Calculus III (MAT 255)
 Discrete Mathematics (MAT 375)
 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (MAT 220)
 Real Analysis (MAT 460)
 Mathematics Seminar (MAT 478)  A projectfocused research seminar.
FriedrichAlexander University, ErlangenNürnberg:
 Mathematik für Ingenieure (Mathematics for Engineers) A2
 Quantum Field Theory I (tutorial)
 Quantum Field Theory II (tutorial)
 General Relativity I (tutorial)
 General Relativity I (tutorial)
 Loop Quantum Gravity (tutorial)
UC Davis:
 Short Calculus I (MAT16a)
 Ordinary Differential Equations (MAT22b)
 Partial Differential Equations I (MAT118a)
 Partial Differential Equations II (MAT118b)
 Differential Geometry (MAT116)
 Topology (MAT147)
Gauge Theory and Gravity (MAT280)
UC Riverside:

Calculus of Several Variables (Math 10A)
 Ordinary Differential Equations (Math 46)
 Topology Qualifier Seminar. (For graduate students preparing to take the Ph.D. Qualifying Exam in Topology. Covered general topology, homotopy theory, and differential topology, and emphasized unifying themes using category theory.)
 Complex Analysis Qualifier Seminar.
(For graduate students preparing to take the Ph.D. Qualifying Exam in Complex Analysis.)
 Discussion sections for:
 College Algebra
 Calculus
 Multivariable Calculus
 Linear Algebra
 Abstract Algebra
 Differential Equations
 History of Mathematics
 Geometry
 Differential Geometry
 Topology
Abilene Christian University
 General Physics Lab
 Astronomy Lab
 Optics Lab