## Sharon Crumpton, Ed.D.

I received my B.S., M.S. in math education, and my Ed.D in math education with a concentration in curriculum and instruction from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I did my M.S. thesis on the comparison of freshman who had taken calculus in high school versus those who had not. My dissertation research is in the field of the math anxiety reduction process.

I have been at Belmont since the fall of 1978. In these past twenty-seven years I have taught college algebra, math concepts both undergraduate and graduate, quantitative methods undergraduate and graduate, calculus I, II and III, modern geometry, history of math and elementary and secondary math methods. My goal is to help students learn mathematics and to enjoy it. I want them to know that they can do it.

Recently I have been spending much of my time developing the first year seminar course for new freshman. I'm also, frequently, present at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Here I present to teachers as well as help them to prepare presentations for their own classes. My interests for research are in math education as well as history of math and geometry.

I would like to contact Dr. Crumpton.