Nolan Rice
Nolan Rice
Professor, Math 

Office: Shields 206F
Phone: 208-732-6819
Nolan Rice

Education Information

Master of Arts Mathematics August 2000



Bachelor of Science Mathematics May 1998


Course Information

Curriculum Vitae

Experience (College-Level Instruction and Industrial Consulting)
College of Southern Idaho
Faculty member of the Mathematics and Engineering Dept, with titles of Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, Professor of Merit and the AS in Mathematics Advisor from the spring term of 2001 through present. Taught courses titled Math Concepts, Beginning Algebra, Algebra for College Readiness, Intermediate Algebra, Math in Modern Society, Finite Math, College Algebra, Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Math for Elementary Teachers 2, Precalculus, Brief Calculus, Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Calculus 3 and Introduction to Linear Algebra.

The University of Montana
Employed by the Dept of Mathematical Sciences as an Adjunct Instructor for both summer 2000 sessions and the fall term of 2000. Taught courses titled Intermediate Algebra, Contemporary Mathematics, and Probability and Linear Mathematics.

The International Heart Institute of Montana
Performed multivariate analysis of the aortic valve complex using digital sonomicrometry. Study focused on the valve's mechanics. Analysis performed included exploratory, regression, residual, assessment of model fits and prediction. (Master of Arts Thesis)

Montana Optometric Association
Analyzed results of multiple survey study of Montana optometrists and their practice. Project goals included auditing instrument and equipment availability, examining patient satisfaction survey results and overseeing product quality assessment studies. Statistical techniques for processing survey data performed.

Montana Dept of Transportation
Executed regression of soil characteristic data to predict soil resistance for identification of potential sites for future road construction. Analysis of data at various stages of regression project included exploratory data analysis, model fitting, cross validation and report summaries.

Access Ability Award – “Empowering Individuals to Access Abilities,” Awarded by the College of Southern Idaho’s Student Disability Services in recognition of dedication and excellence toward expanding the knowledge of students with disabilities, 2000-01 and 2004-05. (two-time recipient)

“Aortic and pulmonary root: are their dynamics similar?” European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 2002, volume 21, pages 268-275. (co-author)

“A four-dimensional study of the aortic root dynamics,” European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 2002, volume 22, pages 497-503. (co-author)

"Dynamic balance of the aortomitral junction," Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, May 2002, volume 123, issue 5, pages 911-918. (co-author)

“Aortic Root Dynamics are Asymmetric,” The Journal of Heart Valve Disease, March 2005, volume 14, number 2, pages 400-407. (co-author)

Presentations and Grants
“Data Analysis of the Aortic Valve Complex Measured by Digital Sonomicrometry,” Montana Academy of Sciences, Annual Conference, Missoula, Montana, April 29, 2000, Dept of Mathematical Sciences, Colloquium Series, The University of Montana, September 28, 2000. (presenter)

“Careers Opportunities for Math People,” Math, Engineering and Computer Science Dept, Colloquium Series, College of Southern Idaho, November 20, 2002. (presenter)

"Statistics, Normal Distributions and Baseball," Math, Engineering and Computer Science Dept, Colloquium Series, College of Southern Idaho, March 16, 2004. (presenter)

Building Middle School Mathematics Success in Cassia, Minidoka and Twin Falls Counties, Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant, Idaho Dept of Education, 2004 – 2009. (presenter/instructional coach/observer)

“Statistics & Statistical Careers,” Math, Engineering and Computer Science Dept, Colloquium Series, College of Southern Idaho, March 8, 2005. (presenter)

AS in Mathematics Program Review, Instructional Council, College of Southern Idaho, November 28, 2012. (presenter)

Dual Credit Professional Development, Math, Engineering and Computer Science Dept, College of Southern Idaho, June 18, 2015. (presenter)

"Elementary Statistics," STEM Day, College of Southern Idaho, November 13, 2015. (presenter)

Bridge to Success Program, College of Southern Idaho, Summer 2016 and 2017. (faculty)

Professional Organizations
American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, Annual National Conference, Toronto (2001), San Diego (2005), Boston (2010), Denver (2016), San Diego (2017). (attendee, Idaho Delegate)

Northwest Region's Representative on Mathematics for AAS Programs Committee. (appointed spring 2008)

College Board (ACCUPLACER) and Idaho State Department of Education Standards Review, Boise State University, May 15-19, 2012. (consultant)

Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program (CSI representative since 2013)

MATHCOUNTS, Magic Valley Chapter Competition, College of Southern Idaho, February 8, 2014. (host)

McGraw-Hill Education and ALEKS Placement Symposium, Chicago, Illinois, October 15-16, 2015. (CSI representative)

Complete College America, 2016 Idaho State Corequisite Institute, Idaho State Board of Education, Boise State University, September 23, 2016. (CSI representative)

McGraw-Hill Education and ALEKS Precalculus - STEM Mathematics Symposium, New York, New York, October 6-8, 2016. (CSI representative)

International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, Annual National Conference, Washington DC (2018). (attendee)

Text Reviews
Mathematics All Around, Pirnot, Thomas L., 2nd Edition, Pearson Education, Inc., 2004. (reviewer)

College Algebra, Young, Cynthia Y., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006. (reviewer)

Intermediate Algebra, An Applied Approach, Aufmann, Richard N. and Joanne S. Lockwood, Brooks/Cole CENGAGE Learning, 2011. (reviewer)

College Algebra & Trigonometry, Miller, Julie, 1st Edition, McGraw-Hill Education, 2016. (reviewer)



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