Dr. Cherith Tucker

Dr. Cherith Tucker

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Office Location Owens Hall, 111
Phone (Office) 405.585.4111
OBU Mailbox # 61189
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. Her dissertation is entitled “Geodesic Fibrations of Elliptic 3-Manifolds.” She enjoys learning, researching, and teaching about areas of topology such as knot theory, graph theory, and the topology of manifolds.

Tucker was awarded the Harold Huneke Graduate Assistant Teaching Award from the University of Oklahoma in 2009. She was also a Section NExT Fellow for the OK-AR Section of the MAA from 2014-2015.

Tucker serves as a co-sponsor of the OBU Math Club, in which she has given talks over such topics as knot theory, mathematical origami, and the Euler characteristic.

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
  • Endorsement in Preparation for Teaching Undergraduate Mathematics from the Department of Mathematics at the University of Oklahoma, 2013

Selected Talks

“Geometry Games”, OK-AR MAA Section Meeting, April 2016

“Using ALEKS in the Intermediate Algebra Classroom (and Beyond)”, with Tanner Auch, OK-AR MAA Section Meeting, April 2016

Courses Taught

  • Intermediate Algebra
  • Contemporary Mathematics
  • College Algebra
  • Calculus for Business and Social Science
  • College Trigonometry
  • Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
  • Modern Geometry (Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry)
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Advanced Topics in Mathematics: Number Theory
  • Introduction to Modern Algebra
  • History and Foundations of Mathematics
  • Honors Colloquium: The Shape of Space

Memberships

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