Education

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics Education, University of Missouri-Columbia
    • Dissertation: "An Investigation of Recent Graduates of Doctoral Programs in Mathematics Education"
  • M.S. in Mathematics, Pittsburg State University
    • Thesis: "Consistency of Neutral Geometry"
  • B.S. in Mathematics (Secondary Education Certification), Southwest Baptist University

Selected Publications

  • Doctoral Production in Mathematics Education in the United States: 1960-2005: co-authored with Robert  Reys, Dawn Teuscher, and Nevels Nevels, published in U.S. Doctorates in Mathematics Education:  Developing Stewards of the Discipline, book edited by R.E. Reys and J.A. Dossey and published by  the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences in conjunction with the American Mathematical  Society, 2008.
  • Doctoral Programs in Mathematics Education in the United States: 2007 Status Report: co-authored with  Robert Reys, Dawn Teuscher, and Nevels Nevels, published in U.S. Doctorates in Mathematics Education: Developing Stewards of the Discipline, book edited by R.E. Reys and J.A. Dossey and published by the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences in conjunction with the American  Mathematical Society, 2008
  • Doctoral Programs in Mathematics Education in the United States: 2007 Status Report: co-authored with  Robert Reys, Dawn Teuscher, and Nevels Nevels, Notices of the American Mathematical Society,  November, 2007.
  • Doctoral Programs in Mathematics Education in the United States: A Status Report: co-authored with  Robert Reys, Gay Ragan, and Kenneth Simms, published in One field, many paths: United States  doctoral programs in mathematics education, book edited by R.E. Reys and J. Kilpatrick and  published by the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences in conjunction with the American  Mathematical Society, 2000.
  • The Decimal Dilemma: co-authored with Gay Ragan, Wanda Fields, Robert Reys, and Deanna Wasman,  Teaching Children Mathematics, October, 2000.
  • The Authority of the Calculator in the Minds of College Students:  co-authored with Barbara Reys  (University of Missouri), School Science and Mathematics Education, November, 1998.

Selected Presentations

  • Empowering Teachers and Students in the Mathematics Classroom, MCTM workshops for teachers at 2  sites in Missouri (summer of 2016) and concluded at the MCTM Fall meeting (December, 2016) in Columbia, MO. 
  • MAD about M.A.D., presented at the MCTM Fall meeting (December, 2015) in Columbia, MO
  • Doctorates in Mathematics Education: Jobs available in higher education institutions, presented at the  NCTM Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, April, 2014.
  • Variability is the Spice of Life, presented at the NCTM Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, IN, April, 2011.
  • Mathematics Education Doctorates:  A Report on Current Research, Invited presentation at the Workshop  on Educational Research Positions in STEM  Disciplinary Departments held at the National Academies in Washington, DC, December, 2005. 
  • The Mathematical Education of Teachers:  The Small College Plan, Invited presentation at the American  Mathematical Society Sectional Meeting in Lincoln, NE, October, 2005.
  • The Many “Paths” Taken: A Report on Recent Graduates of Doctoral Programs in Mathematics Education. Presented at the annual conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators in San  Antonio, TX, January, 2002.
  • Involving Faculty and Their Research in the Initial and Continuing Preparation of Teacher Educators.  Presented as a breakout session with Robert Reys, Barbara Reys, and Oscar Chavez at the Association  of American Universities’ Invitational Forum: Exemplary Practices and Challenges in Teacher  Preparation hosted National Academy of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA,  October, 2001.

Related Experience

  • Member of the Missouri House Bill 1490 Workgroup to write new Missouri Learning Standards (2015-16)
  • Member of the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics Professional Development Team that provides workshops across the state (2012- present)

Professional Organizations

  • Missouri Mathematics Association for the Advancement of Teacher Training
    • President (2015-2017)
    • Vice-President (2013-2015)
  • Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Post-Secondary Mathematics Teacher 2011 awarded by the Missouri Council of Teacher of  Mathematics
  • Science and Christian Faith Award given by the Southwest Baptist University College of Science and  Mathematics, 2007
  • Faculty Life Beautiful Award, SBU, 2005

Church/Community Service

  • Attends First Baptist Church, Bolivar
    • Deacon
    • Core group leader for young adults