Greg A. Baugher
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics, Science, and Informatics
- 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 is on helping adult learners in foundational mathematics and he is working on two different initiatives to support those who struggle in the area of math. A 12-week format for an intermediate algebra course was tested in Summer 2014. In Fall 2014 an alternative to this course was also piloted, one which perhaps will provide a stronger preparation for two specific popular math courses in our catalog. Research data from these initiatives will help guide efforts to help students be more successful in their math courses. Dr. Baugher serves on the leadership team and as a Douglas Center liaison to help students with advising or with any academic issues that may arise.
Research and professional interests
Mathematics, Instructional technology
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