D. A. Kouba

Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, 1982- present
Director, The Emerging Scholars Program (ESP), 1989-2005
Administrative Assistant, UC Davis Men's Basketball, 1995-2013


OFFICE: 3135 MSB

TELEPHONE: (530) 554-1512

FAX: (530) 752-6635

E-MAIL: kouba@math.ucdavis.edu

GENERAL AREAS OF INTEREST: Real Analysis, Differential Equations, and the Dynamics of Cooperative Learning and Problem Solving. From Fall 1990 through Spring 2005 I was the Director for the EMERGING SCHOLARS PROGRAM , a highly successful, cooperative learning calculus laboratory for first-year engineering calculus students.

YEAR JOINING THE DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS: 1982

DEGREE: Ph.D. 1982, Colorado State University


Teaching Awards

Outstanding Mathematics Teacher of the Year, Spring 1992

Outstanding Mathematics Teacher of the Year, Spring 1999

Outstanding Mathematics Teacher of the Year, Spring 2006

ASUCD Excellence in Undergraduate Education Award, Nominee Spring 2003

ASUCD Excellence in Undergraduate Education Award, Chosen as One of the Top Three Instructors in the Division of Physical Sciences, Spring 2004

ASUCD Excellence in Undergraduate Education Award, Chosen as the Top Instructor in the Division of Physical Sciences, Spring 2007

ASUCD Excellence in Undergraduate Education Award, Nominee Spring 2009

ASUCD Excellence in Undergraduate Education Award, Nominee Spring 2010

ASUCD Excellence in Undergraduate Education Award, Nominee Spring 2011

James H. Meyer Distinguished Achievement Award (Voluntary Service) for the Academic Federation, Nominee Fall 2012

Nominee, Mathematical Association of America (Golden Section of Northern California, Nevada, and Hawaii) Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching, Fall 2012

Winner, Mathematical Association of America (Golden Section of Northern California, Nevada, and Hawaii) Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching, Winter 2014


Content Review Expert (Common Core State Standards Textbook Adoptions) for the California State Board of Education, 2013-2014


Mathematics Content Creator and Specialist for Khan Academy , March 2013 - present


Here is a list of publications.



With the generous assistance of Dr. Joel Hass and financial support from the Teaching Resources Center at UC Davis, I am continuing work on a calculus page for the UC Davis Department of Mathematics. You can find more information by clicking here on THE CALCULUS PAGE .



Here are my Math 12 Website and Math 12 Homework Solutions .

Here is my Math 16A Website .

Here is my Math 16B Website .

Here is my Math 16C Website .

Here are my Math 17A Website and Math 17A Homework Solutions .

Here are my Math 17B Website and Math 17B Homework Solutions .

Here are my Math 17C Website and Math 17C Homework Solutions .

Here are my Math 21A (Stein) Website and Math 21A Homework Solutions .

Here are my Math 21A (Thomas) Website and Math 21A (Thomas) Homework Solutions .

Here are my Math 21B (Stein) Website and Math 21B Homework Solutions .

Here are my Math 21B (Thomas) Website and Math 21B (Thomas) Homework Solutions .

Here are my Math 21C (Stein) Website and Math 21C Homework Solutions .

Here are my Math 21C (Thomas) Website and Math 21C (Thomas) Homework Solutions .

Here are my Math 21D (Thomas) Website and Math 21D (Thomas) Homework Solutions .

Here is my Math 22B Website .

Here is my Math 108 Website .

Here is my Math 21A ESP Website .

Here is my Math 21B ESP Website .

Here is my Math 21C ESP Website .



I have been a member of the coaching staff for the UC Davis men's basketball team since Fall 1995. Here is a basketball bio .

Here you can browse the DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS HOME PAGE.