Dr. Marcella McConnell
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
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
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).