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Dr. Sarah Marsh

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Office Location Owens Hall, 113
Phone (Office) 405.585.4114
OBU Mailbox # 61307
Email sarah.marsh@okbu.edu

Biography

Dr. Sarah Marsh joined the faculty of Oklahoma Baptist University in Fall 2011 after completing her Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma. She also holds a B.S.E. in Mathematics from the University of Central Arkansas as well as an M.A. in Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma.

Dr. 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, algebra, calculus, and statistics. 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. Her professional interests include math anxiety and the teaching of various topics in undergraduate mathematics.

She and her husband, Patrick, have two children and enjoy being part of the OBU community.

Education

  • B.S.E., University of Central Arkansas
  • M.A., University of Oklahoma
  • Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

Subjects Taught

  • Mathematics education
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Statistics

Professional Memberships

  • 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

  • “‘When will I ever use this?’ Incorporating Student Research into an Introductory Linear Algebra Course,” presentation for MAA Contributed Paper Session on Integrating Research into the Undergraduate Classroom at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 2020.
  • “Alternative Assessment in a ‘Math for Elementary Teachers’ Sequence,” invited presentation for the Oklahoma-Texas Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, November 2019.
  • "Tailoring Introductory Statistics Assignments to Students' Interests," presentation for the MAA Session on Innovative Targeted Solutions in Teaching Introductory Statistics at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 2016.
  • "Alternative Assessment Approaches in a ‘Math for Elementary Teachers’ Sequence" (with Krista B. Hands), presentation for the MAA Session on Assessing Student Learning: Alternative Approaches at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 2016.
  • “Fostering Second Chances: An Unconventional Approach to Assessment in a ‘Math for Elementary Teachers’ Course,” presentation for the Classroom Notes session at the MAA Oklahoma–Arkansas Section Meeting, April 2014.

Selected Presentations

  • “‘When will I ever use this?’ Incorporating Student Research into an Introductory Linear Algebra Course,” presentation for MAA Contributed Paper Session on Integrating Research into the Undergraduate Classroom at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 2020.
  • “Alternative Assessment in a ‘Math for Elementary Teachers’ Sequence,” invited presentation for the Oklahoma-Texas Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, November 2019.
  • "Tailoring Introductory Statistics Assignments to Students' Interests," presentation for the MAA Session on Innovative Targeted Solutions in Teaching Introductory Statistics at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 2016.
  • "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.
  • “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.