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Dr. Cherith Tucker

Chair of Mathematics
Associate Professor of Mathematics

Office Location Owens Hall, 111
Phone (Office) 405.585.4111
OBU Mailbox # 61307
Email cherith.tucker@okbu.edu

Biography

Dr. Cherith Tucker joined the OBU faculty as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the fall of 2013. Before arriving at OBU, she served as a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Oklahoma and as an adjunct instructor in the Department of Mathematics at Southern Nazarene University.

Tucker’s main research interests are in the area of low-dimensional topology. She enjoys learning, researching and teaching about areas of topology such as knot theory, graph theory and the topology of manifolds.

Education

  • B.A. in Mathematics from Southern Nazarene University, 2007
  • M.A. in Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma, 2009
  • Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma, 2013 - Dissertation: Geodesic Fibrations of Elliptic 3-Manifolds
  • Endorsement in Preparation for Teaching Undergraduate Mathematics from the Department of Mathematics at the University of Oklahoma, 2013

Subjects Taught

  • Intermediate Algebra
  • Contemporary Mathematics
  • College Algebra
  • Calculus for Business and Social Science
  • College Trigonometry
  • Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
  • Calculus and Analytic Geometry IV
  • Modern Geometry (Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry)
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Advanced Topics in Mathematics: Number Theory
  • Introduction to Complex Variables
  • Introduction to Real Analysis
  • Introduction to Modern Algebra
  • History and Foundations of Mathematics
  • Independent Study: Topology
  • Independent Study: Links in the Three-Sphere
  • Independent Study: Group Theory
  • Honors Colloquium: The Shape of Space
  • Honors Colloquium: Musings on the Multiverse
  • Honors Colloquium: Logical Paradoxes

Professional Memberships

  • Mathematical Association of America
  • Association for Christians in the Mathematical Sciences

Awards and Honors

  • Harold Huneke Graduate Assistant Teaching Award, University of Oklahoma, 2009
  • Section NExT Fellow, OK-AR Section of the MAA, 2014-2015
  • Promising Teacher, Oklahoma Baptist University, 2018

Selected Presentations

  • "Breaking Codes: An Online Math Club Activity," Mathematical Association of America Oklahoma-Arkansas Section Meeting, Virtual, April 2021
  • "Using Card Games in an Undergraduate Geometry Course," Mathematical Association of America's MathFest, Chicago, IL, July 2017
  • "The Shape of the Multiverse," Mathematical Association of America Oklahoma-Arkansas Section Meeting, University of Oklahoma, April 2017
  • "Geometry of the 3-Sphere," Math Club Meeting, Oklahoma Baptist University, October 2016

Selected Lectures

  • "Greek Mathematics," supplemental video lecture for the Honors core, Oklahoma Baptist University, August 2020
  • "Developments in Mathematics from the Ancients to Leibniz and Newton," Western Civ: Beyond the Classroom series, Oklahoma Baptist University, September 2018