Marie Sheckels, Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and Professor of Education and Mathematics, earned a Ph.D. (1982) in mathematics education from the University of Maryland, after receiving an M.A. (1973) in mathematics from Pennsylvania State University and a B.A. (1972) in mathematics from Saint Mary’s College.
A member of the Mathematical Association of America and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Dr. Sheckels is an expert in mathematics education. She and her colleagues have received grants from the National Science Foundation, the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia, and the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education.
Marie Sheckels in the News
- Mathematics Faculty Participate in Joint Mathematics MeetingsEight members of the Department of Mathematics presented at the annual Joint Mathematics Meetings in Atlanta in January. The JMM is the largest mathematics conference in the country, with registrations this year exceeding 6,000 participants. Highlights of the meeting include: Randall Helmstutler, chair and associate professor, presented the talk "Generalized dihedral... Read more »
- Sheckels Presents on Flipped ClassroomOn Jan. 18, 2014, Marie Sheckels gave the presentation "Lessons Learned: A First Attempt at Using a Flipped Classroom Model" at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore, Md. Dr. Sheckels described course modifications she made to "flip" one of her classes and the course outcomes. [...]... Read more »