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PhD, Lehigh University
MS, Lehigh University
BS, Saint Joseph's University


Tracii Friedman, PhD, has been a faculty member at Colorado Mesa University since 2002, and has taught most of the courses in the mathematics program ranging from essential learning courses like college algebra and calculus through upper level courses such as real analysis and senior capstone.

She believes that with hard work, interest and motivation, students can accomplish amazing things. She takes this philosophy to the classroom, challenging students to strive for a deep understanding of mathematical concepts while providing them with the tools they need to achieve this goal. She always works to engage students in the learning process and in several upper level courses, Friedman uses a modified flipped classroom approach in order to guide students toward greater independence in their ability to learn new concepts.

Friedman is currently interested in Dynamical Systems and she especially enjoys mentoring undergraduate research projects. She also enjoys serving as co-director for the GirlsDoMath Summer Enrichment Camp for middle school girls held at CMU.

Friedman has lived in Philadelphia, Chicago and also Salem, Oregon before settling here in beautiful Grand Junction. In addition to teaching and doing mathematics, she enjoys reading, growing summer vegetables, cooking and hiking with her family.