Ernesto Diaz, MS

Professor Diaz is a published author, multilingual educator, management executive, and award winning ranked higher education academic. He has been faculty at Dominican University of California since 2006 teaching at both the School of Health and Natural Sciences, and at the Barowsky School of Business. Prior to his academic engagement, Professor Diaz was the Executive Director of the Infrastructure Solutions Division at Autodesk Inc. with responsibility for P&L, M&A, strategic planning, development, marketing, and lifecycle management of product lines worldwide representing more than US $200M in yearly revenues. Diaz is also a technologist with solid engineering (electrical) expertise and background acquired through hands-on professional work for more than a decade at Bell Laboratories developing Wireless technologies and systems where he received the Bell Labs President's Silver Award for outstanding innovation and technical excellence.

Ernesto Diaz 2013

Professor of Mathematics

Email: ernesto.diaz@dominican.edu

Phone: (415) 482-3770, Ext. 7

Academic Area

Mathematics

Educational Background

  • BSEE w/minor in Biotechnology, 1987, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela
  • E.U. Industrial Engineering Professional Certification, 1991, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Matriculation in General & Organic Chemistry, 1997, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
  • Executive Program, 2000,  Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
  • Single Subject Teaching Credential, Mathematics, 2005, Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA
  • M.S., Education, 2006, Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA

Teaching and Research Interests

His current work as faculty at Dominican University of California includes teaching in both the Mathematics and Business Departments in different topics regarding Mathematics, Organizational Behavior, and International Business Management.

His current research interests includes the areas of History of Mathematics and Science in the XVI through XVIII centuries; as well as the impact and uses of social networking tools in business management and organizational behavior.

Awards & Honors

  • Bell Labs President’s Silver Award, for outstanding innovation and technical excellence, March 2000
  • Dominican Scholar 2007 for distinguished academic achievement. This is the highest academic award granted by Dominican University of California. April 2007
  • National Prize for Best Thesis in the Telecommunications Area, 1986

Selected Publications

“Jesuit Education and Mathematics: Review of Literature on the History of Jesuit Education and Mathematics”: VDM Verlag (September 27, 2009). ISBN-13: 978-3639198058

Book description: The purpose of the book is a review of recent literature on diverse aspects of Jesuit Education including its historiography, pedagogy, teaching practices, philosophy, and its contributions to the field of Mathematics. The time frame studied has been divided in four main periods. Origins; encompassing the founding of the Society of Jesus in 1540 to the publication of the third and final draft of the Ratio Studiorum in 1599. Expansion; covering from the publication of the Ratio to the suppression of the Society in 1773. Restoration; covering the period between the restoration of the Society in 1814 until the beginning of the Vatican II Council. The final period is Renewal; covering the Society in the post-Vatican era to the present day.

Textbook Contributions and Reviews

Sullivan/Miranda "Calculus", to be published by W.H. Freeman (2014)

Presentations

Special Lectures and Presentations:

“Doing Business in Latin America" Global Strategic Management - MBA Program at Dominican University of California

“Jesuit Education and Mathematics” Faculty at the Tamalpais High School District History Department (Marin County)

"Mathematics of Voting and Apportionment" Marin Math Circle, Dominican University of California

"Mathematics of Digital Signals: Analog/Digital and Digital/Analog conversion", Marin Math Circle, Dominican University of California

Other Interests

- Martial Arts: Currently training and  holding the rank of Sandan (3rd degree Black Belt) the International Aikido Federation (Tokyo, Japan) 
- Cooking Mediterranean and Japanese Gastronomy, author of the Blog #cookingfor2@home:  http://cookingfor2athome.blogspot.com/