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stan benkoski

Instructor, Mathematics Department
Phone: 408.741.4052




MATH D - Trigonometry
MATH 1 - Pre-Calculus Algebra
MATH 3A - Calculus and Analytical Geometry



pennsylvania state university

Ph.D., Number Theory - The Pennsylvania State University
M.A., Mathematics - California State University, San Diego
B.A., Mathematics - University of California, Riverside
  • Instructor, West Valley College, 1999 to present
  • Instructor, Bellarmine College Preparatory, 1998 to 1999
  • Part-time Instructor: 1996 to 1999 at West Valley College, Santa Clara University, St. Mary's College, University of California Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, Golden Gate University
  • Vice President, Wagner Associates - 1973-1998
  • Applying mathematics, operations research, and computer science to solve problems in industry and government.

  • West Valley College Adjunct faculty member of the West Valley College Academic Senate from September 96 to June 98; Member Faculty Professional Development Committee, 1999 - present
  • Mathematical Societies and Committees Active Member of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) since 1968; the American
  • Mathematical Society (AMS) since 1968; the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematicians (SIAM) since 1984; and NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) since 1998, Chair of the MAA Committee on Industrial and Government Mathematics from 1996 to 1998, Committee member from 1994 to 1998 Chair of Joint Committee on Employment Opportunities (1993-1995), Committee member 1987-1996 (This is a joint committee of the AMS, MAA, and SIAM)
  • Invited Addresses - Invited speaker at 2000 SIAM Annual Meeting in Puerto Rico at the K through 12 Teachers' Day. Title of the talk was Teaching Mathematical Thinking. Plenary speaker at the 1997 National Workshop for Project Kaleidoscope. (Project Kaleidoscope is an NSF funded endeavor to "develop an agenda for strengthening science and mathematics in this nation's liberal arts community".) Invited speaker at AMS special session on Mathematics in Industry and Business at the 1997 Joint Mathematical Societies Meeting in San Diego. Title of presentation was "Mathematics and Biotechnology." AMS invited speaker at the 1995 Joint Mathematical Societies Meeting in San Francisco. Topic was "How to Prepare for a Mathematics Career in Industry." (The text of this talk may be found on the AMS web site at http://www.ams.org/employment/sanfran.html) Delivered 1994 Millican Lecture at the University of North Texas. Invited colloquium speaker at Willamette University, University of California at Davis, Phoenix College, Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara University, St. Mary's College, and the Naval Post Graduate School.
  • Additional Educational Committees - Member of Valley Scholar Selection Committee, 1994-1999. (This committee is administered by the Noyce Foundation and selects high school students for college scholarships.) Member of California Learning Assessment System (CLAS) Task Force on Performance Standards for Mathematics, 1993-1995.
  • Research Publications "A Survey of the Search Theory Literature," S.J. Benkoski, M.G. Monticino, and J.R. Weisinger, Naval Research Logistics, Vol. 38, pp. 469-494, 1991. "Optimal Layered Search," J. R. Weisinger and S. J. Benkoski, Naval Research Logistics, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 43-60, February 1989. "The Discriminator (A Simple Application of Bertrand's Postulate)," L. K. Arnold, S. J. Benkoski, and B. J. McCabe, American Mathematical Monthly, Vol. 93, No. 4, pp. 275-277, April 1985. "The Probability that k Positive Integers are Relatively r-Prime," S. J. Benkoski, Journal of Number Theory, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 218-223, May 1976. "On Weird and Pseudoperfect Numbers," S. J. Benkoski and P. Erdos, Mathematics of Computation, pp. 617-623, April 1974.

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