As a mathematics educator, my goal is to elevate learners’ knowledge to be able to apply mathematical skills and quantitative reasoning to the workplace. My scholarly research revolves around this goal and it focuses on two main areas: active learning and inter-disciplinary pedagogical applications.
I strive to create meaningful classroom activities and assessment that engage students, by posing relevant questions that can be answered through the use of certain mathematical competencies. I have presented and published about classroom activities involving the tax code, balancing chemical reactions, and I am currently working on crime-related mathematical models. I am also collaborating with faculty in Psychology to mitigate for test anxiety through simple student-driven intervention, and with Faculty in Chemistry to investigate the benefits of asynchronous math-boosters in micro-biology courses.