Patti Frazer Lock

Education

Ph.D. in Mathematics, May 1981
University of Massachusetts
Thesis Advisor:  David J. Foulis

M.A. in Mathematics, May 1978 
University of Massachusetts

B.A. in Mathematics, May 1975
Colgate University

Patti Lock

Patti Frazer Lock is Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics.

She is a co-author on Statistics: Unlocking the Power of Data by Lock, Lock, Lock, Lock, and Lock. She is also a member of the Calculus Consortium for Higher Education (formerly the Calculus Consortium based at Harvard), and is a co-author with the Consortium on texts in Calculus, Applied Calculus, Multivariable Calculus, Precalculus, and Algebra. She does workshops and presentations around the country on the teaching of undergraduate mathematics and statistics.

Patti is a member of the AMS-ASA-MAA-SIAM Joint Data Committee and the ASA-MAA Joint Committee on Undergraduate Statistics and Data Science Education, and a past member of the Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics of the Mathematics Association of America. She has served on the Editorial Boards of PRIMUS and Math Horizons Journals, as a Consultant to Project NExT of the MAA, and as an external reviewer for multiple colleges and universities.

At St. Lawrence, she has served as Faculty Delegate to the Board of Trustees and has served on or chaired Faculty Council, the Professional Standards Committee, the Institutional Strategy and Assessment Committee, and many others.

She loves to teach and teaches courses across the spectrum of mathematics and statistics, and she enjoys collaborating with undergraduates on her research in graph theory. She received her BA from Colgate University and her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Current Projects

  • Fourth Edition of Statistics: Unlocking the Power of Data with Lock, Lock, Lock, Lock, and Lock
  • Eighth Edition of Calculus and Multivariable Calculus with the Calculus Consortium
  • Seventh  Edition of Functions Modeling Change with the Calculus Consortium.
  • Research interests in Graph Theory and Mathematics Education.

Publications

Books Published:
Statistics:  Unlocking the Power of Data, Third Edition, Lock, Lock, Lock, Lock, and Lock, Wiley 2021.
Statistics: Unlocking the Power of Data, Second Edition, Lock, Lock, Lock, Lock, and Lock, Wiley, 2017.
Statistics:  Unlocking the Power of Data, First Edition, Lock, Lock, Lock, Lock, and Lock, Wiley, 2013.
Applied Calculus, Seventh Edition, Hughes-Hallett, Gleason, Lock, et al., Wiley, 2022.
Applied Calculus, Sixth Edition, Hughes-Hallett, Gleason, Lock, et al., John Wiley & Sons, 2018.
Applied Calculus, Fifth Edition, Hughes-Hallett, Gleason, Lock, et al., John Wiley & Sons, 2014.
Applied Calculus, Fourth Edition, Hughes-Hallett, Gleason, Lock, et al., John Wiley & Sons, 2010.
Applied Calculus, Third Edition, Hughes-Hallett, Gleason, Lock, et al., John Wiley & Sons, 2006. 
Applied Calculus, Second Edition, Hughes-Hallett, Gleason, Lock, et al., John Wiley & Sons, 2003.
Applied Calculus, First Edition, Hughes-Hallett, Gleason, Lock, et al., John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
Brief Calculus, Preliminary Edition, Hughes-Hallett, Gleason, Lock, et al., John Wiley & Sons, 1997. 
Applied Calculus, Preliminary Edition, Hughes-Hallett, Gleason, Lock, et al., John Wiley & Sons, 1996.

I am the Project Director, with Hughes-Hallett, for these texts. 
Calculus, Single Variable, Eighth Edition, Hughes-Hallett, Gleason, Flath, Lock, Wiley, 2021.
Calculus, Single Variable, Seventh Edition, Hughes-Hallett, Gleason, Flath, Lock, et al., Wiley, 2017.
Calculus, Single Variable, Sixth Edition, Hughes-Hallett, Gleason, Flath, Lock, et al., John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
Calculus, Single Variable, Fifth Edition, Hughes-Hallett, Gleason, Flath, Lock, et al., John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
Calculus, Single Variable, Fourth Edition, Hughes-Hallett, Gleason, Flath, Lock, et al., John Wiley & Sons, 2005.
Calculus, Single Variable, Third Edition, Hughes-Hallett, Gleason, Flath, Lock, et al., John Wiley & Sons, 2002.
Calculus, Single Variable, Alt. Edition, Hughes-Hallett, Gleason, Flath, Lock, et al., John Wiley & Sons, 2000.
Calculus, Single Variable, Second Edition, Hughes-Hallett, Gleason, Flath, Lock, et al., John Wiley & Sons, 1998.
Multivariable Calculus, Eighth Edition, McCallum, Hughes-Hallett, Lock, et al., Wiley, 2021.
Multivariable Calculus, Seventh Edition, McCallum, Hughes-Hallett, et al., John Wiley and Sons, 2017.
Multivariable Calculus, Sixth Edition, McCallum, Hughes-Hallett, et al., John Wiley and Sons, 2013.
Multivariable Calculus, Fifth Edition, McCallum, Hughes-Hallett, et al., John Wiley and Sons, 2009.
Multivariable Calculus, Fourth Edition, McCallum, Hughes-Hallett, et al., John Wiley and Sons, 2005.
Multivariable Calculus, Third Edition, McCallum, Hughes-Hallett, et al., John Wiley and Sons, 2002.
Calculus, Single and Multivariable, Third Edition, McCallum, Hughes-Hallett, et al., John Wiley and Sons, 2002.
Functions Modeling Change, Sixth Edition, Connally, Hughes-Hallett, et al., John Wiley and Sons, 2019.
Functions Modeling Change, Fifth Edition, Connally, Hughes-Hallett, et al., John Wiley and Sons, 2015.
Functions Modeling Change, Fourth Edition, Connally, Hughes-Hallett, et al., John Wiley and Sons, 2011.
Functions Modeling Change, Third Edition, Connally, Hughes-Hallett, et al., John Wiley and Sons, 2007.
Functions Modeling Change, Second Edition, Connally, Hughes-Hallett, et al., John Wiley and Sons, 2004.
Algebra: Form and Function, Second Edition, McCallum, Connally, Hughes-Hallett, et al., Wiley, 2015.
Algebra: Form and Function, McCallum, Connally, Hughes-Hallett, et al., John Wiley & Sons, 2010.
Algebra, Preliminary Edition, McCallum, Hughes-Hallett, et al., John Wiley & Sons, 2008.
Algebra, Draft Version, McCallum, Hughes-Hallett, et al., John Wiley & Sons, 2007.

Books In Preparation:
Functions Modeling Change, Seventh Edition, Connally, Hughes-Hallett, et al., Wiley 2023.

Refereed Publications:
“Applied Data Analysis:  Revamping and Pushing Intro to Statistics,” with R. Lock, invited refereed article, MAA Focus, July/August 2016.

“TedEd:  Visualizing Data”, by Lock, Lock, Lock, Lock, and Lock, invited materials by Ted.com and Wiley publishers tying together six TED talks to be used in the classroom, TedEd, TedStudies, iTunesU, and wiley.com, Lavaye (ed), 2012.

“Using Clickers to Enhance Learning in Upper-Level Mathematics Courses”, invited refereed chapter, Teaching Mathematics with Classroom Voting: With and Without Clickers, MAA Notes Series, Cline, Zullo (eds.), 2011.

“Statistics-Based Calculus”, Proceedings of the Joint Statistics Meetings 2009, American Statistical Association, October, 2009.

“An Integrated Course in Mathematics and Statistics for Biology Students”, with D. Flath, J. Tecosky-Feldman, M. Caplan, R. Lock, invited refereed chapter, Undergraduate Mathematics for the Life Sciences:  Processes, Models, Assessment, and Directions, MAA Notes Series, Carpenter, Ledder, Comar (eds.), 2009.

“Introducing Statistical Inference to Biology Students through Bootstrapping and Randomization”, with R. Lock, invited paper, PRIMUS, Special Issue:  Integrating Mathematics and Biology, Vol. XVIII, Number 1, January-February 2008.

“Another Hundred Days:  Social Contacts in a Senior Class”, with A. Portnova, B. Ladd, and C. Zimmerman, Connections, 27(2), pp. 53-58, 2007.

"Forbidden Subgraphs of Graphs Uniquely Hamiltonian-Connected from a Vertex", with G. Hendry, C.J. Knickerbocker, and A.M. Sheard, Discrete Mathematics, 187 (1998), pp. 281-290.

"Reflections on the Harvard Calculus Approach", Primus (Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies), Volume IV, Number 3 (1994), pp. 229-234.

"On the Structure of Graphs Uniquely Hamiltonian-Connected from a Vertex", with C.J. Knickerbocker and A.M. Sheard, Discrete Mathematics, 88 (1991), pp. 33-48.

"A Survey of Graphs Hamiltonian-Connected from a Vertex", with A. Dean, C.J. Knickerbocker and A.M. Sheard, Graph Theory, Combinatorics, and Applications,  Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on the Theory and Applications of Graphs, G. Chartrand et.al., eds., John Wiley and Sons, 1991, pp. 297 - 313.

"The Minimum Size of Graphs Hamiltonian-Connected from a Vertex", with C.J. Knickerbocker and A.M. Sheard, Discrete Mathematics, 76 (1989), pp. 277-278.

"In-Class Data Collection Experiments to Use in Teaching Statistics", with R. Lock, Proceedings of the Second Conference on the Teaching of Statistics, April, 1987, pp. 83-86.

"Investigating Connections among Quantum Logics, Part II: Quantum Event Logics", with G. Hardegree, International Journal of Theoretical Physics, Vol.24, No.1,(1985), pp. 55-61.

"Investigating Connections among Quantum Logics, Part I: Quantum Propositional Logics", with G. Hardegree, International Journal of Theoretical Physics, Vol.24, No.1,(1985), pp. 43-54.

"Tensor Product of Generalized Sample Spaces", with R.Lock, International Journal of Theoretical Physics, Vol.23, No.7,(1984), pp. 629-641.

“Charting the Labyrinth of Quantum Logics: A Progress Report", with G. Hardegree, a chapter in Current Issues in Quantum Logic, Beltrametti and van Fraassen (eds.), Plenum Press, (1981), pp. 53-76.

"Weight Functions on Extensions of the Compound Manual", with D.J. Foulis and C.H. Randall, Glasgow Mathematical Journal, 21 (1980), pp. 97-101.

Additional Publications:
“Introductory Statistics Course Report,” lead author, with Cleary, Gabrosek, Parker, and Rossman,

MAA Curriculum Guide, 2015.  Full report online.  Shortened version is invited chapter in print version of the MAA Curriculum Guide, 2015.

“Statistics Program Report,” with Mackenzie, Parker, Malone, and Woodard, MAA Curriculum Guide, 2015.

“Best Teaching Practices”, with R. Lock, St. Lawrence Magazine, Spring 2003.

“Formulating a Plan for Your Professional Future”, Focus, Vol. 21, No. 5, May/June 2001, pp. 7-9.(Transcript of a panel discussion held at the national meetings.  I was one of four panelists.)

“Notes on Balancing Career and Family”, Focus, Vol. 21, No. 5, May/June 2001, pp. 10-11.(Transcript of a panel discussion held at the national meetings.  I was one of four panelists.)

 Letter to the Editor on calculus reform, published in the Chronicle of Higher Education, March 14, 1997.

“Brief Calculus for Business, Social Sciences, and Life Sciences”, Focus on Calculus, Winter 1997, pp.5-6. 

"Applied Calculus for Business, Life, and Social Sciences, Focus on Calculus, Spring 1995, pp 7-8.

"The Computer: Teaching Tool of the '90s and Beyond", St. Lawrence University Magazine, Spring 1994, p. 64.

"Student Feedback on the CCH Approach", with S. Egeland, Focus on Calculus, Fall 1993, p. 4.

"Constructing Graphs Uniquely Hamiltonian-Connected from a Vertex", with Debbie Kirchdorfer, C.J. Knickerbocker and A.M. Sheard, Technical Report, 1987.

"Categories of Manuals", Ph.D. dissertation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1981.

Publications in Process:
“Career Paths of Math Majors,” (preliminary title) with G. Ashline, invited article, tentatively scheduled to appear in Math Horizons.

“Teaching a Modern Intro Stat Course,” (preliminary title), invited article, tentatively scheduled to appear in MAA Focus.

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