Kevin Hopkins, Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign
    • Dissertation: "Efficient Quotient Representation of Meromorphic Functions"
  • M.S. in Mathematics, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign
  • B.A. in Mathematics and Physics, Greenville College
    • Senior Honors Papers: "Computer Program Transformations" and "Numerical Solution of the Problem of Heat Flow in a Wedge"

Selected Publications

  • Contributed to “Interactive Figures,” which appears in the MyLab™ Math online course for the Thomas’ Calculus, 14th Edition textbook.
  • Contributed essay to Festschrift:  “My Name is Frank and That’s Who I Am” (ISBN:  978-0-9964165-0-4)
  • Where Do You Find Software Reviews?: talk co-authored with Bob Glasgow and presented Nov. 15, 1992, and appearing in Proceedings of Fifth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics.
  • Visualization in Calculus II: talk presented Nov. 16, 1991, and appearing in Proceedings of Fourth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics.

Selected Presentations

  • PreCalculus Animations with GeoGebra, presented October 3, 2015 at the Kansas City Regional Mathematics Technology Expo.
  • Calculus Animations with Geogebra presented March 27, 2015  in Rolla, MO at the Missouri Section of the Mathematical Association of America Spring Conference.
  • Learning from Mistakes on the MCTM Middle School Contest: presented December 5, 2014 at MCTM Conference in Columbia, MO.
  • Calculus Animations with Geogebra presented April 18, 2013 at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting in Denver.
  • Calculus Animations with Geogebra presented March 23, 2012 at the International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics in Orlando. 
  • Calculus Animations with Geogebra presented April 15, 2011 at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting in Indianapolis.
  • Classroom Response Systems presented October 3, 2008 at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference in Oklahoma City.
  • Experiences of a Beginning MathCounts Coach presented October 11, 2004 at the Gifted Association of Missouri Conference.

Related Experience

  • International Baccalaureate, Grader, 2006-2013
  • Math Praxis online scoring, Grader, 2011-End of project
    • Sample selection meeting, May 2011
    • Promoted to Scoring Leader, June 2011
  • AP Calculus Exam reader, 2002-2008
  • Reviewed a section of a new PreCalculus book by Shulz, Briggs, Cochran, 2012
  • Reviewer for NSF AP Incentive Grants in February, 2005

Professional Organizations

  • Mathematical Association of America
    • Member since 1981
  • American Mathematical Society
    • Member since 1984
  • (MAT)^2-Missouri Mathematics Association for the Advancement of Teacher Training
    • Member since 1995
    • Served as President, 2004-2005
  • Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences
    • Member since 1991
  • Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics
    • Member since 2002
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
    • Member since 2004
  • Southwest Missouri District Association of Mathematics Teachers
    • Member since 2002

Honors and Awards

  • Parkway Distinguished Professor Award, SBU, 2011
  • Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2010 Outstanding Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year Award. One award given annually to a Missouri post-secondary teacher.
  • College of Science and Mathematics Faculty Service Award, SBU, 2007
  • Faculty Life Beautiful Award, SBU, 2006

Church/Community Service

  • Attends First Baptist Church, Bolivar
    • Deacon
    • Core group leader
    • Choir member
    • Adult handbells member
    • Assists with student handbells group
  • Coordinates Math Contests
    • As of Dec 2016, the count is at 68 contests with about 12,093 students participating.
  • Runs Math Contests
    • Over 11 years have had 26 weeks of camp with 592 campers attending.
  • Missouri ARML (American Regions Math League) team
    • Coach for seven years and counting