Assistant Professor of MathematicsOwens Hall 114405.585.4114 OBU Box 61161500 West UniversityShawnee, OK 74804
Dr. Sarah Marsh joined the faculty of the James E. Hurley College of Science and Mathematics in Fall 2011. Her passion in mathematics is teaching, and she enjoys working with a wide range of both general education and more advanced mathematics classes. Dr. Marsh has been recognized for her interest in teaching undergraduate mathematics, as well as her academic achievements and research activity. Her professional interests include the transition to graduate school in mathematics, math anxiety, and the teaching of various topics in undergraduate mathematics. Beyond math, Dr. Marsh enjoys reading, playing the viola, watching collegiate sports with her husband Patrick, and spending time with family and friends.
Educational Background:B.S.E., University of Central ArkansasM.A., University of OklahomaPh. D., University of Oklahoma Courses Taught:
- MATH 1163: College Algebra
- MATH 1223: Elementary Mathematics III
- MATH 1903: Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
- MATH 2003: Basic Statistics
- MATH 2013: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
- MATH 3203: Linear Algebra
- MATH 4133: Introduction to Modern Algebra
- HON 2619: Colloquium: The Mathematics of Fairness
Selected Publications and/or Professional Activities:
Sarah L. Marsh (2011) “An Exploration of the Transition to Graduate School in Mathematics.” Peer-reviewed conference proceedings for the SIGMAA on RUME’s Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (Portland, Oregon).
Sarah L. Marsh, Deborah A. Trytten, Teri Reed-Rhoads, and Teri J. Murphy (2008) “Faculty-student interactions in engineering: The influence of social reproduction on representation of the sexes.” Peer-reviewed conference proceedings for the Research in Engineering Education Symposium (Davos, Switzerland).MAA Read This! Reviewer (invited book reviews; 2008): Research inCollegiate Mathematics Education VI, edited by Fernando Hitt, GuershonHarel, Annie Selden (2006). Available here.
Memberships:Mathematical Association of America Project NExT Fellow, 2012-13 "Supporting Undergraduates' Growth as Effective Peer Tutors: What We've Tried, and What We've Learned" (with Shannon M. Griffith and Krista B. Hands), presentation for the MAA Session on Learning Centers: Problems and Creative Solutions at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 2013 “Helping Tutors, Helping Students” (with Krista B. Hands and Shannon M. Griffith), presentation for the Mathematics Education and Classroom Notes session at the MAA Oklahoma–Arkansas Section Meeting, March 2012 “Faculty Perspectives on the Transition to Graduate School in Mathematics,” presentation for the SIGMAA RUME Session on Research on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 2012 Special Interest Group of the MAA on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education