Research

Exploring Mathematics in University Education Systems

Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Auburn University

Publications

Lanius, M. (2022). “Exploring the Capacity of Remote Communication Technologies to Alleviate Math Anxiety in Undergraduate Math Courses.” Proceedings for the 49th Annual Meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning, p. 69-76. Available at: https://www.rcml-math.org/assets/Proceedings/RCML%202022%20Proceedings.pdf

Lanius, M., Frugé Jones, T., & Sullivant, N. (2022). “The World in a State of Panic: Disaster Vulnerability and Digital Technology in Emergency Remote Undergraduate Mathematics Courses.” Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, p. 340-348. Available at: http://sigmaa.maa.org/rume/RUME24.pdf

Lanius, M., Frugé Jones, T., Kao, S., Lazarus, T., & Farrell, A. (2022). “Unmotivated, Depressed, Anxious: Impact of the COVID-19 Emergency Transition to Remote Learning on Undergraduates’ Math Anxiety.” Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, 12(1), p. 148-171. Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol12/iss1/11/

Conferences & Seminars

Upcoming:

  • PME-NA, Nov 17 – 20, 2022. Melinda co-authored poster Exploring Dissonance and Harmony among Mentees and Mentors’ Conceptualizations of Effective Peer Teaching Mentorship.
  • On September 9, 2022 Melinda will speak in Florida International University’s Math Education Seminar.

Past:

  • Math Fest, Aug 3 – 6, 2022. Melinda co-authored poster Promoting Success in Undergraduate Mathematics Through Graduate Teaching Assistant Training: The Unique Contributions of the Peer TA Coach Role.
  • Joint Math Meetings (online), April 6 – 9, 2022.
    • Melinda will be presenting during the SIAM Minisymposium on Lessons Learned: The Future of Online and Hybrid Modalities in Education and the Workplace (A SIAM ED session) on Mute your mic if you need to cry: The capacity of remote educational modalities to both cause and cure math anxiety.
  • SRFIDC 2022, Auburn, AL; March 9-11, 2022.
    • Melinda will be presenting a 60 minute interactive workshop: Hold The Phone! Could Remote Communication Actually Cure Math Anxiety?
  • RCML 2022, Grapevine, TX; March 3-5, 2022.
    • Melinda presented a 25 minute research brief, Exploring the Capacity of Remote Communication Technologies to Alleviate Math Anxiety in Undergraduate Math Courses.
  • RUME 2022, Boston, MA; February 24 – 26, 2022.
    • Melinda presented a 30 minute contributed report, The World in a State of Panic: Disaster Vulnerability and Digital Technology in Emergency Remote Undergraduate Mathematics Courses.
    • Melinda co-authored a poster titled TA Coaches in the Mathematical Sciences: Exploring Their Roles and Their Perceptions.
  • 18th Annual MEAD Conference (online), UArizona; January 22, 2022.
    • Melinda presented the session Hold The Phone! Could Remote Communication Actually Cure Math Anxiety? with Nicole Sullivant (University of Arizona) and Tiffany Frugé Jones (Sam Houston State University).
  • 5th NE RUME, Online; November 20, 2021.
    • Melinda co-authored the presentation What Can We Learn: The Role and Impact of Peer Mathematical Sciences Instructional (TA) Coaches with a Cross-Institutional team from University of Memphis, University of Colorado – Denver, and Auburn University.