Arek Goetz, Ph.D.


Professor Arek Goetz is an active researcher in Dynamical Systems, an academic instructor, and an e-learning entrepreneur. He also holds a tenured full professorship at San Francisco State University. Educated in Poland and the US, Goetz graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1996 with a doctoral degree in pure mathematics.


Since then he held visiting positions at Boston University, the University of Exeter, University of Aix-Marseille, Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHES) in France, and Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA) in Brazil. A recipient of two National Science Foundation Grants for his research in Dynamical Systems with geometric singularities, he has delivered over a hundred research talks at conferences and universities worldwide.


An experienced academic instructor, Goetz is also the founder of Mangoroot, a multimedia internet platform for communicating and learning Calculus over the internet. The platform has been used to successfully engage calculus students in the US, Middle East, and Asia. His passion to convey mathematics to his students takes him to remote places on the planet such as glaciers and volcanoes as part of his online teaching courses.

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