Saad I. El-Zanati

Professor

Mathematics Department

Illinois State University


Areas of Research Interest:
  • Graph Theory
  • Design Theory

  • The Illinois State University REU Site for Pre-Service and In-Service Secondary Mathematics Teachers.
    The Illinois State University S-STEM Scholarships Program in Secondary Mathematics Education.
    The ISU S-STEM Scholarships Program in Computer Science & Information Technology (open to Math Majors with a CS/IT Minor).

    Discrete Mathematics at Illinois State

    Where I Spent My First Sabbatical: U. Queensland--Maths

    Where I got my Ph.D.: Auburn University--DSS

    To view my Curriculum Vitae.


    How to contact me:
  • by e-mail:  saadHHH@ilstu.edu (Remove the HHH from my e-mail address before e-mailing me)
  • by phone: (309) 438-5765
  • by fax: (309) 438-5866
  • by snail-mail: Campus Box 4520, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790-4520

  • Some of my ISU students who have worked on mathematics research with me:

  • Alejandro Aguado
  • Donna Avery
  • Gregory Blair
  • Desiree Bowman
  • Ryan C. Bunge (Undergraduate & Graduate Work)
  • Emily Butzen
  • Jerrett Dumouchel
  • Bonnie Frank
  • Dan Gannon
  • Heidi Hake
  • Stephanie Hlad
  • Louie Joseph (Graduate Work)
  • Mike Kenig
  • Ashley Modica
  • Wendy O'Hanlon (Graduate Work)
  • Matt Priban
  • Ben Reiniger
  • Teddy Schrishuhn
  • Keri Sebesta
  • Jessica Stob
  • Chepina Witkowski (Graduate Work)
  • Hera Yayla

  • Some of my REU students who have worked on mathmeatics research with me:

  • Pamela Alexander (Centennial High School)
  • Lucas Allen (Morton High School)
  • Sabrina Allen (UI-UC)
  • Isai Lameida Arrieta (WMU)
  • Jelsi Bolt (Kankakee High School)
  • Krystal Brewington (Morehead State University)
  • Joseph Buchanan (ISU)
  • Ryan C. Bunge (Normal Community High School)
  • Scott Burton (Virginia Tech)
  • Dontez Collins (Deleware State University)
  • Megan Cornett (Indiana State University)
  • Laban Cross (Tri Valley High school)
  • Marie Ermete (Central Michigan University)
  • Dan Gannon (ISU)
  • Daniel Gibson (Concordia University)
  • Adam Hakes (Purdue University)
  • James Hasty (Bismarck-Henning High School)
  • Meaghan Hirsch (ISU)
  • Joel Jeffries (University of Central Missouri)
  • Theresa Kamykowski (Loyola University-Chicago)
  • Kyle King (UI-UC)
  • Jessica Klister (UW-La Crosse)
  • David Klope (SIU-C)
  • Kyle Knee (ISU)
  • Catherine Kruger (EIU)
  • Elizabeth Mastalio (University of Northern Iowa)
  • Desiree Masters (Dunlap High School)
  • Venishia Morgan (Mississippi Valley State University)
  • Michael Morris (Bloomington High School)
  • Jeff Mudrock (UI-UC)
  • Jackelyn Nagel (Dominican University)
  • Chris Pawlak (ISU)
  • Erik Pelttari (NIU)
  • Greg Rasmuson (Roanoke-Benson High School)
  • Jessie Rezba (Herscher High School)
  • Keri Sebesta (Hersey High School)
  • George H. Seelinger (Student, University High School)
  • Becky Shafer (Prairie Central High School)
  • Jessica Lynn Smith (Morehead State University)
  • Benjamin Stanley (New Mexico State University)
  • Ellen Sparks (ISU)
  • Alexander Su (Student, University High School)
  • Sevasti Tagaris (IWU)
  • Jordan Torf (ISU)
  • Allison Zale (ISU)
  • Stephanie Zeppetello (ISU)

  • My PhD Students:


    Mathematicians I have collaborated with:

  • Peter Adams
  • Liz Billington
  • Andrew Blinco
  • Darryn Bryant
  • Nicholas J. Cavenagh
  • Avapa Chantasartrassmee
  • Diane Donovan
  • Dalibor Froncek
  • Hung-Lin Fu
  • Bob Gardner
  • Stephen G. Hartke
  • Olof Heden
  • Dean Hoffman
  • Heather Jordon (mathematician formerly known as Heather Gavlas)
  • Abdollah Khodkar
  • Barbara Maenhaut
  • Patric R. J. Östergård
  • Captain Mike Plantholt
  • Narong Punnim
  • Chris Rodger (My Ph.D. Advisor)
  • George Seelinger
  • Shin-Lin Shiue
  • Papa Amar Sissokho
  • Lawrence Spence
  • E. R. Spicer
  • Sid Stubbs
  • Somporn Sutinuntopas
  • Shailesh Tipnis
  • William R. R. Transue
  • Chariya Uiyyasathian
  • Charles Vanden Eynden (my awesome research partner!!)
  • Wannasiri Wannasit

  • My Mathematics Education Co-PIs:


    Some Graph Theory Links


    Some of my Favorite Music (that you may have never heard):

  • KODO DRUMMERS
  • FAIRUZ
  • BAD LIVERS
  • MARCEL KHALIFE
  • HAMZA EL DIN
  • ROBERT HOYT
  • CARTER & CONNELLEY
  • THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS
  • SUN RA & HIS ARKESTRA
  •  

    Better-Known Music that I Like:

  • THE CLASH
  • JOE STRUMMER
  • ALISON KRAUSS
  • WEEN
  • SYD BARRETT
  • THE RAMONES
  • DAVID BOWIE
  • THE WHITE STRIPES
  • SONIC YOUTH
  • PATTI SMITH
  • FELA KUTI
  • NICKEL CREEK
  • LINKIN PARK
  • RAGE
  • PJ HARVEY
  • ...

  • Some (Non-Math) Books Written by Friends:


    Benedicto, by Ed Abbey.