Dr. Marcella McConnell

linkedin profile

  • www.linkedin.com/in/marcella-mcconnell-12192789

DEGREES EARNED / CERTIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • Kent State University (Kent, OH), Curriculum & Instruction (Mathematics Education Concentration) (Ph.D.) - December 2015
  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania (Clarion, PA), Masters of Education - December 2004 - Concentration: Secondary Mathematics Education

PRIMARY COURSES TAUGHT

  • MATH 050: Basic Algebra
  • MATH 110: Intermediate Algebra
  • MATH 111: Math Concepts in Grades K-8
  • MATH 171: Pre-Calculus
  • MATH 200: Proof and Reasoning
  • MATH 214: Finite Mathematics
  • MATH 216: Problem Solving
  • MATH 499: Prep-course for MAED
  • MAED 550: Pre-Algebra for Teachers
  • MAED 556: Research in Math Teaching & Learning
  • ED 339, EDML 324, ECH 415: Mathed Methods all levels
  • ED 122: Ed Psychology

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My scholarly interests at Kent State University and the University of Pittsburgh have involved researching and teaching how to provide low-achieving students academic achievement and success in mathematics. Additionally, I am interested in computer science involving tutoring programs.

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

  • "Improving Elementary Mathematics Instruction" - PDE MSP Title IIB grant awarded to AIU MSC Pittsburgh, PA, June 2016 to September 2018
  • Aravind, V. R., & McConnell, M. (2018). "Design and Implementation of a Computer Based Tutor for Energy and Power Concepts," Journal of Human-Computer Interaction,10(3), 174 – 185.
  • Aravind, V. R., & McConnell, M. (2018). "A Personalized Computer Based Tutor for Vector Algebra," ASEE Mid-Atlantic Spring Conference, Washington, District of Columbia,April 6, 2018. American Society for Engineering Education.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Clarion University Scholar Athlete honored faculty member 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019
  • Nominated Kent State University Researcher of Year Spring 2016

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Pennsylvania Association of Mathematics Educators
  • Mathematics Association of America
  • Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Wenger (1998) posed a great question that explains my teaching philosophy, "What if we assumed that learning is as much a part of our human nature as eating or sleeping, that it is both life-sustaining and inevitable, and that – given a chance – we are quite good at it" (p. 3).

Last Updated 3/18/19