Professional Interests

/Professional Interests
Professional Interests 2016-11-30T18:50:04+00:00

Professional interests and affiliations…

I am a member of the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Hollins University in Roanoke Virginia.  I came to Hollins in the fall of 2001 after teaching for 10 years at  Emory & Henry College.  I have a B.S. in Mathematics from Davidson College (class of ’85) and a M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.  I concentrated my graduate studies in Algebraic Coding Theory, but once I was at Emory & Henry, switched my research to collegiate mathematics and statistics education.  I am a member of RUMEC (the Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education Community). We are a group of about 35 researchers who are collaborating on various projects –we’ve been applying a specific theoretical framework in order to learn more about how college students learn mathematics and statistics.  We’ve written a text (Learning Linear Algebra with ISETL) and are currently field testing.

Other groups to which I belong:     SIGMAA STAT 

    SIGMAA on RUME – Special Interest Group of the MAA on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education

    Mathematics Association of America (MAA)

            Maryland-Virginia-DC section

    National Council of  Teachers of Mathematics  (NCTM)

            Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics  (VCTM)

    American Statistical Association (ASA)

    International Association for Statistics Education (IASE)

    Project NExT New Experiences in Teaching, Consultant 2001-2002

    American Mathematical Society (AMS)

    Phi Beta Kappa

    Sigma Xi


Interesting mathematics links:

MAA Math Classifieds

        The Journal of On-line Mathematics and its Applications (JOMA)

                – look for a module written by the Hollins Mathematics Dept. (Vol. 3)

        The Math Forum

        AP Calculus/Statistics  (AP Central) (Faculty consultant – Calculus, 1996-present)

        Advising Math Majors

        A Guide to Writing in Mathematics checklist

         Math (Fiction) Books