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Olympia Nicodemi

Distinguished Teaching Professor of Mathematics
South 325B

Olympia Nicodemi has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1981


Office Hours

  • MWF: 11:30 - 1:00p
  • MF: 2:30 - 3:30p
  • Th: 1:15 - 2:15p
  • Many other times available. Email for an appointment.

Curriculum Vitae


  • M.A., Ph.D., University of Rochester

  • B.A., New York University


  • INTD 308: NeuWrite:CollaborativeSci Wr I

    This course, linked to Collaborative Science Writing II, sees students investigate creative ways to communicate scientific research. Students will work in collaborative pairs to produce a creative nonfiction science essay for a popular audience. Students will learn skills useful to grant writing, science reviewing, and revision while deepening their understanding of both scientific research and creative writing. Students are required to also take Collaborative Science Writing II. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Co-requisites: INTD 309. Credits: 1 (1-0) Offered every fall.

  • MATH 101: Welcome Mathematics Majors

    An introductory course for entering mathematics majors. Through presentations, discussions and problem solving the question "What is Mathematics?". Offered every fall

  • MATH 221: R/Calculus I

    Topics studied are limits and continuity; derivatives and antiderivatives of the algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and inverse functions; the definite integral; and the fundamental theorem of the calculus. Prerequisites: MATH 112 or Precalculus with trigonometry or the equivalent. Offered every semester

  • MATH 239: Intro to Mathematical Proof

    The course will provide an introduction to the language of advanced mathematics and to mathematical proof. It will emphasize rigorous argument and the practice of proof in various mathematical contexts. Topics will include logic, set theory, cardinality, methods of proof, and induction. Other mathematical topics chosen at the discretion of the instructor will be included as material through which proving skills will be honed. Prerequisites: MATH 222 or permission of the department. Offered every semester