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Curriculum Vitae

Mehmet Dik
5225 Regents Park Rd
Rockford, IL 61107

  • Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Missouri-Rolla, MO, August 2002

    Dissertation: "Tauberian Theorems for Sequences with Moderately Oscillatory Control Moduli”
    Advisor: Dr. Caslav V. Stanojevic

  • M.S. Mathematics, University of Missouri-Rolla, MO, December 1997

    Advisor: Dr. Leon M. Hall

  • B.S. Mathematics, University of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey, June 1993

  • August 2003 -- Present: Assistant Professor, May 2008 -- Present: Associate Professor

    Department of Mathematics, Rockford University, Rockford, IL
    Courses Taught: Algebra Skills I, Algebra Skills II, Functions and Graphs, Trigonometry, Calculus I, Calculus II, Advanced Calculus I, Beginning Statistics, Elements of Statistics, Mathematical Analysis for Management (for MBA students), Differential Equations, Introduction to Complex Analysis, Introduction to Linear Algebra, and Abstract Algebra, using technology such as TI-83/86 graphing calculators

  • August 2002 -- May 2003: Visiting Assistant Professor

    Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas
    Courses Taught: Calculus I, Calculus II, Functions and Models (Precalculus), Seminar in Analysis (Real Analysis II), using technology such as Mathematica and TI-86 graphing calculators

  • January 1999 -- May 2002: Teaching Assistant

    Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Missouri-Rolla, MO
    Courses Taught: College Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus I, Calculus II, and Calculus III, using technology such as Mathematica, Maple and HP 48/49 graphing calculators

  • September 1993 -- June 1994: Teaching and Research Assistant

    Department of Mathematics, University of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
    Taught: Introduction to Complex Analysis
  • August 2005 -- Present: Chairperson of Mathematics Department
  • The University Budget Committee, August 2009 -- Present
  • The Faculty Excellence Award Committee, 2006 -- Present
  • Physics/Math Position Search Committee, December 2005 -- May 2006
  • Internationalization Committee: August 2006 -- May 2007 
  • Study Abroad Committee: August 2006 -- May 2007 
  • Admissions and Retention Committee: August 2004 -- August 2007
  • Forum Series Committee: August 2007 -- May 2009
  • Post Tenure Review Committee, 2004-5
  • MAA Liaison for Rockford University: 2005 -- Present 
  • The 2005 Student Showcase Committee
  • Faculty Marshall, 2004-5
  • "Quasi-Slowly Oscillating Continuity," submitted, September 2008
  • "Delta- Quasi-Slowly Oscillating Continuity," submitted, August 2008
  • "On Some Tauberian Conditions for Abel Summability," (IJMA) International Journal of Mathematical Analysis, Vol 2., 2008, no. 1, 27-33
  • "Subsequential Convergence Conditions," Volume 2007, Article ID 87414, 8 pages, doi:10.1155/2007/87414, JIA (Journal of Inequalities and Applications), (with I. Canak & U. Totur), 2007
  • "Some Conditions under which Subsequential Convergence Follows From Boundedness," (AML) Applied Mathematics Letters, doi:10.1016/j.aml.2007.10.009 (with I. Canak)
  • "A Tauberian theorem for (C,1) summability method," Applied Mathematical Sciences (AMS), Vol. 1, 2007, no. 45, 2247-2252
  • "Applications of Subsequential Tauberian Theory to Classical Tauberian Theory," Applied Mathematics Letters (AML), 20 (2007) 946-950
  • "Conditions for Convergence and Subsequential Convergence," Applied Mathematics Letters (AML), 19 (2006) 1042-1045
  • " On a Theorem of W. Meyer-Konig and H. Tietz ,” International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences 2005:15 (2005) 2491-2496
  • " Classical and Neoclassical Tauberian Theorems for Regularly Generated Sequences, ” Far East J. Math. Sci. (FJMS), 13(2) 2004, 233-240
  • " Tauberian Theorems for Sequences with Moderately Oscillatory Control Modulo,” Mathematica Moravica, Vol. 5, (2001), 57-94
Journals with refereed/reviewed manuscripts
  • JMCM (The Journal Mathematical and Computer Modeling)
  • IJST (The Iranian Journal of Science and Technology)
  • NM&NC (The New Mathematics and Natural Computation)
  • IJMMS (International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences)
  • MCM (The Mathematical and Computer Modeling)
  • JIA (Journal of Inequalities and Applications)
  • AML (Applied Mathematics Letter)
  • CSF (Chaos, Solitons and Fractals)
  • CAM (Computers and Mathematics with Applications)
  • AAA (Abstract and Applied Analysis)
  • TJM (Tamkang Journal of Mathematics)
  • JAS (Journal of Arts and Sciences), Cankaya University, Ankara, TR
  • IJNES (International Journal of Natural and Engineering Sciences)
  • BMMSS (Bulletin of the Malaysian Mathematical Sciences Society)
  • SJI (Scientific Journals International)
  • MR (Mathematical Reviews)
  • "An invited closing talk," at the annual 2008 conference on sequence spaces and applications, Istanbul Commerce University, Istanbul, Turkiye, May 15-17, 2008
  • "Mathematics Education in the USA: Innovations & Challenges,” Maltepe University, Istanbul, Turkiye, May 14, 2008
  • "Conditions for Convergence and Subsequential Convergence,” the 2006 ISMAA meeting, North Central College, Naperville, IL , April 7-8, 2006
  • "On a Theorum of W. Meyer-Konig and h. Tietz," the third Annual Summability Conference, Kent State University-Tuscarawas Campus, New Philadelphia, Ohio, October 15, 2005
  •  "On Tauberian Conditions of Slowly Oscillating Type, ” the 2005 ISMAA meeting, Knox College, Galesburg, IL, April 8-9, 2005
  • "Necessary and Sufficient Tauberian Conditions for Convergence Revovery out of Summability (A,0)," the Second Annual Summability Conference, Kent State University-Tuscarawas Campus, New Philadelphia, Ohio, October 16, 2004
  • "Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Convergence Recovery of a Sequence out of its Abel Summability,” the ISMAA meeting, Roosevelt University-Schaumburg Campus, Schaumburg, IL, April 2-3, 2004
  • "Classical and Neoclassical Tauberian Theorems,” the Informal Summability Seminar at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, October 25, 2003
  • "Control Devices for the Oscillatory Behavior of a Sequence and Retrieval of Convergence,” the Mathematical Association of America, Oklahoma-Arkansas Section, University of Tulsa , OK , March 28-29, 2003
Workshops, Seminars, and Conferences Attended
  • The annual ISMAA (Illinois Section Mathematical Association of America) meeting at Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, 4-5 April, 08  
  • The 2007 ISMAA meeting, Western Illinois University, Macob, IL, March 30-31, 2007
  • Online seminar "Getting Started With Student Learning Assessment,” by Linda Suskie, 1/17/2007
  • "2006 Conference on Sequence Spaces and Applications,” Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, October 28-29, 2006
  • "Retention in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines,” Gateway Science Workshop Conference, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, May 11-12, 2006
  • The PREP Workshop: "Creating and Strengthening Interdisciplinary Programs in Quantitative Literacy,” Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, June 14-18, 2005
  • "The workshop for department and division chairs,” by the counsel of independent colleges, Chicago, IL, June 7-9, 2005
  • The Audio Conference "Developing a Comprehensive Faculty Evaluation System,” by Dr. Raoul Arreola, May 4, 2005
  • The seventh Annual Chicago Symposium Series on "Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and Science: Research and Practice,” Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, March 11, 2005
  • Online Technology Demonstration for Statistics (by Brase and Brase 8th edition; online course management, website development etc…), March 4, 2005
  • The Audio Conference "Leading and Managing Academic Departments: A Primer for Department Chairs,” March 2, 2005
  • Website Development seminars hosted by McGraw-Hill, Rockford University, February 4, 2005
  • "The Faculty Service Learning Workshop,” Rockford University, November 1, 2004
  • "The Jane Adams Conference,” Rockford University, April 25-26, 2004
  • Houghton Mifflin's Faculty Programs Math Conference "Discovering What's New in University Mathematics,” February 12-13, 2004, Chicago, IL
  • The Advanced Placement Program curriculum survey project (by ETS) for Calculus I & II, Spring 2004
  • The January 2003 Joint Mathematics Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, January 15-18, 2003


Honors and Awards
  • Awarded a $1400 Summer Research Grant from Rockford University for organizing and attending the International Conference of Mathematical Sciences at Maltepe University, Istanbul, Turkiye, (August 4-10, 2009)
  • Awarded a $2000 Summer Travel Grant from Rockford University for a 2-week summer research program at Istanbul Commerce University, Maltepe University, and Aydin Menderes University, Turkey (May 11-25, 2008)
  • Nominated for Excellence in Teaching Award for 2005-6
  • Awarded a $125 honorarium for participation in the Informal Summability Seminar by the Kent State Division of Research and Graduate Studies, October 25, 2003
  • Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1999-2002
  • A six-year scholarship to get Master’s and Ph.D. Degrees in the U.S.A. awarded by the
    Ministry of National Education of the Republic of Turkey, 1995-2001
  • Graduate Teaching and Research Fellowship, University of Istanbul, 1993-1994
  • Graduated with the highest rank in Mathematics from the University of Istanbul, 1993
Professional Societies  
  • Northern Illinois Association of Teachers of Mathematics
  • International Society of Difference Equations
  • American Mathematical Society
  • Mathematical Association of America
  • Turkish Mathematical Society
  • Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Society
Computer Skills
Microsoft Word, Excel, Mathematica, Maple

English, Turkish, & Mathematics

Dr. Gerald L. Caton (Retired 2006)
Rockford University
Department of Mathematics
5050 E. State Street
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Dr. N Gopala Rao (Dept Chair)
Rockford University
Department of Physics
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Dr. Caslav V. Stanojevic (Ph.D. Advisor: Deceased 2009)
University of Missouri-Rolla
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
202 Rolla Building,
Rolla, MO 65409      
Phone: (573) 341-4910 E-mail:

Dr. Ze'ev Barel
Hendrix College
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
1600 Washington Avenue
Conway, AR 72032-3080
Phone: (501) 450-1255 E-mail:

Mrs. Mary E. Kirgan
University of Missouri-Rolla
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
202 Rolla Building
Rolla, MO 65409
Phone: (573) 341-4646 E-mail:
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