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Steve Majewicz
Associate Professor of Mathematics

Biography

Dr. Stephen Majewicz is an Associate Professor in Mathematics at Kingsborough Community College. He began his teaching career at KCC as an adjunct lecturer in 1995. In 1999, he became a Substitute Lecturer. Two years later, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor and, in 2007, became a tenured Associate Professor.

Stephen teaches various levels of mathematics courses such as College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus I and II, and Linear Algebra. He has written four mathematics textbooks which are currently being used at Kingsborough for four of their courses. In addition, he coauthored a textbook with Dr. Anthony Clement which is in use at Brooklyn College. He is currently coauthoring a graduate text on nilpotent groups.

Stephen has a wide range of research interests which include nilpotent groups, exponential A-groups and nilpotent R-powered groups, combinatorial group theory, quantum computation and quantum algorithms, and algebraic geometry. He has published several papers in some of these areas and has given talks at various seminars. Stephen is a member of the New York Group Theory Cooperative at CCNY and is also part of the Group for Logic and Formal Semantics, led by Dr. Patrick Grim of SUNY at Stonybrook.

Besides mathematics research, Stephen has an interest in human genetics and fragile-x syndrome, a particular type of mental retardation. He is working with Dr. Carl Dobkin of the Institute of Basic Research in Staten Island to analyze the reliability and accuracy of certain genetic tests. He proudly serves on both the Executive Board and the Advisory Board for the Guild for Exceptional, an organization which assists people with developmental disabilities.

Aside from his research, Stephen is very active in Kingsborough. He has received PSC grants which supported some of his research. Currently, he is a co-PI for a major NSF grant supporting a program entitled “Community College Students Paving Future Careers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology”. He serves on various college committees such as the Kingsborough Center for Teaching and Learning, the President’s Awards Committee, and the CPE Committee. Stephen is also the Secretary of the local PSC Chapter.


Courses

Education

CUNY Graduate Center Doctor of Philosophy (Mathematics) (2004)

SUNY Stonybrook Master of Arts (Mathematics) (1995)

SUNY Stonybrook Bachelor of Sciences (Mathematics) (1993)


College Teaching

CUNY Kingsborough, Mathematics & Computer Science (1995-Present)

SUNY Stonybrook, Mathematics (Teaching Assistant) (1989-1995)


Selected Publications and/or Other Resources

S. Majewicz, M. Zyman (2010). “Extraction of Roots in Exponential A-groups” in Groups, Geometry, and Dynamics, European Mathematical Society Publishing House.
IN PRESS (PSC-CUNY Research Award Program - Grant #62302).

S. Majewicz (2010). “On Classes of Exponential A-groups” in Communications in Algebra,
Vol. 38, Issue 4; pp. 1363 – 1384.
 

S. Majewicz, M. Zyman (2009). “Power-Commutative Nilpotent R-Powered Groups” in Groups-Complexity-Cryptology, Volume 1 (2009), No. 2; pp. 297 – 309.

A. E. Clement, S. Majewicz (2009). “A Guide to Conquering the COMPASS Mathematics Placement Test”, Pearson Custom Publishing, ISBN 10: 0-558-37681-9. 

S. Majewicz (2008). “College Trigonometry: A Narrative Approach, Second Edition”, Pearson Custom Publishing, ISBN 0-536-78388-8.

S. Majewicz (2008). “Precalculus: A Narrative Approach, Second Edition”, Pearson Custom Publishing, ISBN 0-536-56919-3. 

S. Majewicz (2008). “Algebra for Mat R3, Second Edition”, Pearson Custom Publishing,
ISBN 0-536-16242-5.

S. Majewicz (2007). “College Algebra: A Narrative Approach, Second Edition”, Pearson Custom Publishing, ISBN 0-536-44720-9. 

S. Majewicz (2007). “Nilpotent Q[x]-Powered Groups”, in the American Mathematical Society Volume of Contemporary Mathematics entitled ‘Proceedings of the Conferences on Combinatorial Group Theory, Discrete Groups and Number Theory and Infinite Combinatorial Group Theory’.

S. Majewicz (2004). “Nilpotent Q[x]-Powered Groups and Z[x]-Groups”, PhD Thesis

Events and/or Key Dates


Research Interests

Nilpotent Groups

Exponential A-Groups and Nilpotent R-Powered Groups

Combinatorial Group Theory

Quantum Computation and Quantum Algorithms

Representation Varieties and Algebraic Geometry


Awards Recognition, Distinctions and Grants

Institutional Affiliations / Professional Societies

Personal Interests

Mathematics Research 

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