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Dr. Sarah Marsh

Assistant Professor of Mathematics


Dr. Sarah Marsh joined the faculty of the James E. Hurley College of Science and Mathematics in Fall 2011. Prior to coming to OBU, she served as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Oklahoma and as an adjunct faculty member at Mid-America Christian University. She holds a B.S.E. in Mathematics from the University of Central Arkansas as well as an M.A. in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma. She has given talks on her teaching and her research at several national and regional meetings and has been recognized for her interest in teaching undergraduate mathematics, as well as for 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.

Marsh’s passion in mathematics is teaching, and she enjoys working with a wide range of both general education and more advanced mathematics classes. She particularly enjoys teaching courses geared toward mathematics education, calculus, and algebra. Beyond math, Marsh enjoys reading, playing the viola, and spending time with family and friends. She and her husband Patrick are members of University Baptist Church in Shawnee.


B.S.E., University of Central Arkansas

M.A., University of Oklahoma

Ph.D., University of Oklahoma


Mathematical Association of America

Special Interest Group of the MAA on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education

Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences

Selected Publications

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 in

Collegiate Mathematics Education VI, edited by Fernando Hitt, Guershon

Harel, Annie Selden (2006). Available here.