407 Maxim Doucet Hall
M.S. 2008 University of Louisiana at Lafayette
B.S. 2004 Sam Houston State University
I joined the UL Lafayette faculty in 2008. I became full-time Instructor in 2013. I received my A.S. in mathematics from Blinn College, Bryan, TX, in 2001. In 2004, I earned my B.S. in mathematics with a minor in statistics from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX. I then earned my M.S. in mathematics here at University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2008.
My original mathematical research was in mathematical history, graph theory and the mathematics of origami. My mathematical interests now include Mathematical Teacher Education, Inquiry Based Learning, online learning, and using technology in the classroom. I have become somewhat obsessed with the broad range of mathematics used in games.
I have served as co-PI on an externally funded grant with the Department of Education, whose aim was to improve the mathematical content knowledge of rational numbers and diversify instructional practices for English Language Learners (ELLs) with in-service teachers. We also participated in a three week summer camp with ELL students ranging from Second grade to juniors in high school as a means of bettering their mathematical knowledge. I hope to continue these types of projects.
Selected research publications:
- Creating and Sustaining a First-Year Course in Quantitative Reasoning (with Kathleen Lopez, Melissa Myers, and Diane Fisher), in Mathematics Education: A Spectrum of Work in Mathematical Sciences Departments, Springer, Redmond, WA, (2016), pg 245-255.