I am an Assistant Professor of the Practice of Mathematics at Duke University where I focus primarily on the Calculus
sequence through teaching, research, coordination,
and curriculum development. I am passionate about fostering inclusion in mathematics. My current research interests include
graduate student professional development,
alternative grading methods, and studentsâ€™ sense of community.
Are you a woman or non-binary undergraduate student interested in pursuing a graduate degree in the mathematical sciences?
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which I am helping to host at Duke in Fall 2022 and Fall 2023!
Teaching
My current research is focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning introductory undergraduate mathematics.
Ongoing projects include:
Investigating the impact of class format, policies, and modes of assessment and grading on Calculus students' mathematical attitudes and perceptions,
including test anxiety (IRB Protocol 2020-0068).
Understanding students' senses of community and self-efficacy in introductory quantitative science courses,
and the relationship between community and teaching practices (IRB Protocol 2021-0050).
Assessing the efficacy of math graduate student teacher training programs in terms of teaching knowledge, preparedness, and practice (IRB Protocol 2022-0065).
Other research interests are drawn from my training in algebraic combinatorics, including my dissertation work on surface and orbifold models
of cluster algebras under the direction of Nathan Reading.
In general, I enjoy combinatorial questions with a concrete, geometric flavor.
I
love sharing my love of mathematics! I particularly enjoy working with
younger students and demonstrating that math is for everyone. Selected events listed below.
Guest speaker at Math Invitational for Girls, an online math
competition and celebration for middle school girls around the country. March 2022.
Math circle instructor, Space City Math Circle in Houston, TX, Oct 2009 - May 2011,
and Math Circle in the Triangle at NCSU, Jan 2013 - Dec 2015.
Activity lead at Math Doesn't Bug Me, an interactive mathematics activity table organized by
Lorena Bociu at NCSU, held at the annual
Bugfest festival at the Museum of Natural Sciences. 2012 - 2018.
Miscellaneous
Outside of teaching and doing mathematics, I enjoy baking, Ultimate, crosswords, and spending time outdoors with my family.