I am very pleased to be a faculty member here at UW-BC. My background includes teaching high school through university and tutoring all ages and levels of mathematics. I have worked with students who struggle with mathematics. I like to share my enthusiasm for mathematics with my students. I try to help students learn and enjoy mathematics in a positive environment.
My research pursuits are in the area of teaching and learning of mathematics. I am currently working on SoTL (The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) research centered on diversity and where students struggle with mathematics (threshold concepts). I have conducted two Lesson Study projects at UW-BC. Previous research includes assessing action research as part of a Master's program in mathematics and improving attitudes and achievement in high school algebra.
Ph.D., Mathematics (emphasis on math education), Montana State University M.A., Mathematics (emphasis on math education), San Jose State University B.A., Religious Studies, University of California Berkeley