About Me

I received my BS from UCLA in Applied Math and Economics, and then worked in industry. My first job was at a think tank called the RAND corporation. My additional employment included places such as NIH (the Genome Project),the US Census Bureau, MD Environmental Agency and more recently Desmos. I went back to graduate school while working at RAND.

I have been teaching for over 30 years. I try to teach so that you can apply what you learn to your next math course or in the real world. If you have anxiety with Math, please know that I understand and I will try my best to help you. I had test taking anxiety in my earlier years.

I have two children, Olivia and Justin and a mischievous cat named Peaches. I like hiking, the beach and chocolate covered cherries. I look forward to meeting you!

Winter 2023 Online Office Hours via Zoom

  • Monday 10:00-11:00am
  • Fri., Sun.  7:30-8:30pm

Important Dates

  • October 2 Last day to add classes
  • October 3Last day to drop classes without a W
  • November 11 Veterans Day holiday: Campus closed
  • November 12 Last day to drop classes with "W"
  • November 25-28 Thanksgiving holiday: Campus closed
  • December 6-10 Final exams  For specific days/times click here
  • December 31  Last day to request "Pass/No Pass" for classes taken in 2020 or 2021

Classes I Teach

No Classes this quarter.

Faculty Info

Lenore Desilets
Full-time Faculty






  • BS Applied Math UCLA
  • MS Applied Math (Operations Research/Statistics) University of Maryland, College Park Campus 1991

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