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Steve Bennoun

Active Learning Lecturer

Steve Bennoun

Malott Hall, Room 226

Educational Background

Ph.D. (2013) The University of British Columbia



Research Focus

mathematics education research, discipline-based education research, university teaching; (weak) Hopf algebras, representation theory, category theory

My research is divided into three big parts:

  • assessing the impact of the new teaching methods introduced in the calculus courses (i.e. impact of the curriculum revision), both in terms of student learning and instructors' practices,
  • evaluating the efficiency of teaching methods on students' learning (e.g. the use of learning objectives by the students and teachers, group work, the use of post-exam reflections surveys) and what makes them beneficial for the students,
  • in math I study weak Hopf algebras (which are generalizations of Hopf algebras) and their representations. I am interested in understanding the structure of these objects as well as the link between weak Hopf algebras and fusion categories.


  • Mathematics


Weak Bialgebras of Fractions (with H. Peiffer), J. Algebra  385 (2013): 145-163.