Dr. Marcella McConnell

DEGREES EARNED / CERTIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • Kent State University (Kent, OH), Curriculum & Instruction (Mathematics Education Concentration) (Ph.D.) - December 2015
  • University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA), Mathematics Education - Doctor of Education (EdD) Program - 2007-2010 (28 Credits Taken)
  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania (Clarion, PA), Masters of Education - December 2004 - Concentration: Secondary Mathematics Education
  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania (Clarion, PA),  Bachelor of Science in Education, May 2001 - Major: Secondary Mathematics Education
  • Butler County Community College (Butler, PA), Associates in Science Degree in Education, May 1999 - Major: Secondary Mathematics Education
  • Pennsylvania Teaching Certification Mathematics 7 -12, August 2001

PRIMARY COURSES TAUGHT

  • ED 339 (Secondary Mathematics Methods)
  • EDML 324 (Middle School Mathematics Methods)
  • MATH 214 (Finite Mathematics for Middle-level teachers)
  • MATH 111 (Mathematical Concepts in Grades K-8)
  • MATH 050 (Basic Algebra)
  • MATH 110 (Intermediate Algebra)
  • MAED 556 (Research in Mathematics Teaching and Learning)
  • MAED 550 (Pre-Algebra for Teachers)
  • Student-Teaching Supervision

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.

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

  • McConnell, M.K., & McConnell, M.J. (in press). Algebra and Trigonometry for Middle School Teachers. NY: Linus Learning.
  • McConnell, M., & Caniglia, J. (2016). Math Rocks. Accepted for Publication in February: Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Nominated Kent State University Doctoral Researcher of the Year 2016
  • Spotlight Award Outstanding Advisor 2014
  • Scholar Athlete honored faculty member 2013, 2014, and 2015
  • United Way Red Apple Education Award of Butler County 2005
  • Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation in Pennsylvania Scholarship 2002/2003
  • Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society in Education) 2000 – 2001
  • Helen & Lawrence Smith Scholarship-Mathematics 2000/2001
  • National Collegiate Mathematics Awards Winner 1998 & 1999
  • Phi Theta Kappa (International Scholastic Order of the two-year college) 1997 – 1999

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Nominated Kent State University Doctoral Researcher of the Year 2016
  • Spotlight Award Outstanding Advisor 2014
  • Scholar Athlete honored faculty member 2013, 2014, and 2015
  • United Way Red Apple Education Award of Butler County 2005
  • Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation in Pennsylvania Scholarship 2002/2003
  • Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society in Education) 2000 – 2001
  • Helen & Lawrence Smith Scholarship-Mathematics 2000/2001
  • National Collegiate Mathematics Awards Winner 1998 & 1999
  • Phi Theta Kappa (International Scholastic Order of the two-year college) 1997 – 1999

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

       My dissertation work will be a vital asset to my future research. I am currently working on an article to submit to the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education entitled Knowing Low-Achieving Students When Teaching Mathematics, which presents the importance of the Knowledge of Content and Students. I am also formatting my literature review into an article to submit to Review of Educational Research entitled Dynamic Facets of Effective Teaching. Additionally, I am planning on publishing the preservice teachers' narratives in a book that encourages reflection and growth. My next line of inquiry involves developing a teacher efficacy measure that includes the teachers' efficacy in anticipating students' questions. I am also working with different members of the mathematics department to investigate interesting ways to invoke mathematical thinking.

Last Updated 12/15/17