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Marcos Ortiz

Instructor of Mathematics

Contact Information

Wubben Hall and Science Center 132

970.248.1702

mortiz@coloradomesa.edu

Education

PhD, Mathematics: University of Iowa
MS, Mathematics: University of Iowa
BS, Mathematics: University of Buffalo
BA, PsychologyUniversity of North Carolina at Wilmington

Biography

Marcos Ortiz earned his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Iowa. While completing this degree, he also earned a Graduate Certificate in College Teaching. He is a Project NExT Fellow and a Math Alliance Mentor.

Ortiz enjoys teaching math courses ranging from introductory to advanced. Classroom instruction revolves around active exploration of concepts and applications, both individually and collaboratively. Students learn how to create their own examples, and to test the strengths and weaknesses of the tools that they encounter.

In addition to teaching, Marcos studies topology and experimental mathematics. His most recent research focuses on applying tools designed to study abstract space to real-world problems. In particular, he is interested in exploring how topological data analysis can be used to identify meaningful connections or features in high dimensional data sets.

Outside of work, Marcos loves cycling, hiking and being outdoors.