Dr. Greg A. Baugher
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Department of Informatics and Mathematics
- B.S., Tennessee Temple University, 1983
- M.S., State University of New York at Binghamton, 1999
- Ph.D., Mercer University, 2012
After 17 years of successful secondary math teaching and five years of college math teaching, Greg Baugher was hired by Mercer’s College of Professional Advancement to help students make sense of mathematics.
Dr. Baugher views mathematics as similar to an architectural structure in which the foundational concepts, like lower-level stones in the structure, must be established and strengthened in order for one to build new concepts upon this foundation. He aims to help students fill in the gaps in their learning and break it down for them so they can see the underlying reasoning and interrelationships in the math content. Although he sees usefulness in technology to help visualize or demonstrate important mathematical processes or provide convenient and timely homework feedback or quiz delivery, he feels it is the teacher’s connection and communication with the student that best provides the medium to deliver essential instruction and helps to facilitate the repairing and building of cognitive schemata.
Dr Baugher’s current focus includes helping adult learners in foundational mathematics and using and evaluating various approaches towards this goal. A long-term project of Dr. Baugher is fine-tuning the 8-week introductory statistics curriculum and collaborating with others to standardize it across our college. Recently, Dr. Baugher has been learning object-oriented programming (in Java) and pursuing a M.S. in Software Systems to enable future teaching of related courses and development of software to facilitate learning in foundational mathematics.
Research and professional interests
Mathematics, Curriculum Development, Instructional Technology, Object-oriented Programming
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