Raja Khoury, Ph.D.
Contact Information Fax Mail: (972) 881-5619 -3300
Fax Mail: (972) 881-5619
Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Houston, 1997, GPA = 4.00
Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Houston, 1997
Teaching Experience (since 1984)
(Lecture, Hybrid, Dual Credit, and Online)
College Algebra, Trigonometry, Finite Mathematics, Statistics, Business Calculus I and II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, II, and III, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations. Course management system used - Canvas, Blackboard, MyMathLab, Connect Math, and WebAssign.
Full-time Professor-1998-date, Collin College, Mathematics department, Teach all undergraduate Mathematics course offered at Collin College.
Lecturer- 2018-Date, University of Texas at Dallas, Mathematical department, Teach 1-2 Calculus classes a year.
Department Chair-2000-2016, Collin College, Mathematics department.
Instructor-1988-1998, Houston Community College, Mathematics department, Taught all undergraduate Mathematics course offered at Houston Community College.
Lecturer, University of Houston Downtown, Mathematics department, Taught 1-4 undergraduate Mathematics classes a year
Part-time Assistant professor, Houston Baptist University, Mathematics department, Taught one Calculus class a semester.
Texas state delegate to AMATYC – (2002–2004; 2008–2015)
President - TexMATYC - (2010-2012)
Local Event Coordinator – Southwest Region - AMATYC– (2011)
Southwest Regional Conference organizer – (2012)
Secretary–Texas Mathematical Association of Two-Year colleges (2002–2004)
Vice-president–Texas Association of Academic Administrators in the Mathematical Sciences (2007–2008)
President-Elect –Texas Mathematical Association of Two-Year colleges (2008–2010)
President-Elect– Texas Association of Academic Administrators in the Mathematical Sciences (2009-2010)
President– Texas Association of Academic Administrators in the Mathematical Sciences (2010-2011)
President of Faculty Council–Collin College (2010–2011)
President–Texas Mathematical Association of Two-Year colleges (2010–2012)
Secretary–Texas Community College Teachers Association (2013–2014).
Faculty Council Campus Representative–Collin College (2009-2010)
Collin College–Department Chair of Mathematics–Spring Creek (2000– 2016)
Plan, coordinate, schedule, and evaluate the Math courses
Participate in budgeting and help in managing capital, physical, and instructional equipment and materials of the department
Assist with the development and the implementation of the academic strategic plan within the department
Recruit, interview, and recommend employment of culturally diverse associate faculty
Supervise faculty and coordinate the departmental affairs of the Math department
Organize faculty professional development seminars and workshops necessary to improve instruction and to maintain the knowledge of current practices/trends that affect the teaching field of mathematics to a scholarly community
Manage departmental academic affairs including the development of class schedule, course syllabi, course inventory, and college catalog;
Coordinate full time and associate faculty teaching schedules
Resolve students’ complaints and conduct class visitations and written evaluations of associate faculty
Coordinate textbook selection within the department and place bookstore orders
Manage the selection of materials such as instructional equipment, computer software, and lab materials for the department
Evaluative Experience (2000-2016)
Hire, supervise and evaluate faculty
Design instruments to collect, evaluate, and analyze core competencies data in undergraduate Math courses courses with the assistance of the faculty and the Dean
Design and supervise the Math placement test with the assistance of the faculty
Supervise the department Math syllabus with the assistance of the faculty
Supervise the department finals with the assistance of the faculty
Teach Math courses in accordance to the schedule of classes at all levels
Developed The Center for Advanced Study in Mathematics and Natural Sciences Math Program
Teaching assignments include credit and remedial courses, distance education, evening and weekend programs, and other instructional modalities
Non-teaching assignments include instructional development, academic advising and assisting students, registration assignments, college-wide activities and task forces participation, faculty association activities, and other responsibilities
Participate in the following committees: full-time faculty hiring, textbooks, curriculum, and internal review taskforce for the quality enhancement program
Advise and assist faculty in regard to course content and instructional materials
Develop new classes listed in the Texas Lower Division Academic Course Guide Manual
Texas Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges
Texas Association of Academic Administrators in the Mathematical Sciences
Collin College Faculty Council
American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges
American Mathematical Association
Mathematical Association of America
Academic Awards (At North Dakota State University, Fargo)
The Mathematical Association of America's William Lowell Putnam Competition
Undergraduate research assistant, Virginia State University-Chemistry department
Undergraduate teaching assistant, North Dakota State University-Mathematics department
Graduate teaching assistant, North Dakota State University- Mathematics department
Research Interests and Publications
(At the University of Houston)
Linear Algebra, Doubly Stochastic matrices, Convexity, and Nonlinear Optimization.
Closest Matrices in the space of Generalized Doubly Stochastic Matrices, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, Vol. 222, p. 562-568, 1998.
A Theoretical Algorithm for the Closest Matrices in the space of Doubly Stochastic, Journal of Interdisciplinary Mathematics. Vol. 7, No. 1, p. 61-69, 2004.
(At North Dakota State University)
Convex Functions, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, Vol. 163, p. 1-14, 1992.
Efficient Calculation of General Voigt Profiles, Pergamon Journal, Vol.39, p.163-171, 1988. (Co-author).