Professor Beverly Harrter

Beverly Hartter

Professor of Mathematics


Campbell Science 107

Beverly Hartter

Dr. Beverly Hartter received her B.S. and M.S. from Illinois State University, eventually going on to receive her Ph.D. in Mathematics Education. She works to embody the ethic behind 2 Timothy 2:15: “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that need not be ashamed…”

Her passion and diligence for the subject matter is an inspiration to her students and the colleagues that she works with.

“I love math, and I want to project that love of the subject to anybody that I can. I’ve always said, in all my years of teaching: ‘My goal is to teach you a lot about life, and if we learn a little math along the way, that’s a bonus.’”

Courses:

College Trigonometry

Introduction to Statistics

Calculus I, II, and III

College Geometry

Linear Algebra

Modern Geometry

Mathematical Statistics

Discrete Mathematics

Methods for the Teaching of Secondary Mathematics

Junior Mathematics Seminar

Junior Chemistry Seminar

Publications and Presentations:

  • The negative sign and exponential expressions:  Unveiling students’ persistent errors and misconceptions; Cangelosi, R, Madrid, S., Cooper, S., Olson, J., and Hartter, B.  The Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 32(2013), 69-82.
  • “Function or Not – That is the Question,” Mathematics Teacher, Beverly J. Hartter, October, 2009.
  • “Challenges Facing Secondary Mathematics Teachers,” Academic Exchange Quarterly 10(2), Beverly J. Hartter & Jo Clay Olson, Summer 2006.
  • “Reconciling Beliefs with Theory and Practice: A Pre-Service Teacher’s Dilemma,” Beverly J. Hartter & Jo Clay Olson, Proceedings of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, November, 2006.
  • “Pre-Service Mathematics Teachers: Challenges Connecting Theory with Practice,” Beverly J. Hartter & Jo Clay Olson, Proceedings of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, July, 2006.
  • “Using Scenarios to Enhance the Mathematical Understanding of Pre-Service Secondary Teachers,” Beverly J. Hartter, Proceedings of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, October, 2004.

 

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