Gerber, Dr. Lindsey
Title:
Assistant Professor - Developmental Math
Office:
LA 217K
Phone:
801-863-6729
Last Updated: 11/19/14 -

Academic/Professional Background

Name: Dr. Lindsey Gerber                                     Title: Assistant Professor

Educational Background

Degree

Year

University

Major

Thesis/Dissertation

Ph.D.

2012

Texas State University

Mathematics Education from the Mathematics Department

The Effects of Developmental Mathematics Program on Elementary and Middle School Preservice Teachers

M.S.

2007

Tarleton State University

Mathematics

N/A

B.S.

2005

Tarleton State University

Mathematics w/ 8-12th mathematics teaching certification

N/A

Specific Courses taken at the Masters and PhD levels:

Mathematics Courses

  • Abstract Algebra
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Real Analysis
  • Applied Linear Algebra
  • Fourier Series and Wavelet Analysis
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Operations Research
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Algebra I
  • Topology I
  • Combinatorics
  • Graph Theory
  • Statistics I
  • Statistics II: Linear Modeling

Mathematics Education Courses

  • Trends and Issues in Research
  • Instructional Techniques and Assessments
  • Teaching K – 12 Students (Elementary, Middle School, and High School)
  • Curriculum Design and Analysis
  • History of Mathematics
  • Connecting and Communicating Mathematics
  • Teaching Post-Secondary Students (Developmental Mathematics, Service Courses, and Majors)
  • Problem Solving, Reasoning, and Proof
  • Seminar in Teaching
  • Underprepared Adult Learners

Research Methods

  • Research Analysis
  • Research in Mathematics Education
  • Quantitative Research Analysis in Mathematics Education
  • Advanced Quantitative Research
  • Beginning Qualitative Design
  • Advanced Qualitative Research

University Experience

Position

University

Dates

Assistant Professor

Utah Valley University

08/15/2013 – Present

Lecturer

Texas State University

01/2013 – 07/2013

Doctoral Teaching Assistant

Texas State University

7/2008-12/2012

Adjunct Faculty

Tarleton State University

1/2008-5/2008

Graduate Instructional Assistant

Tarleton State University

1/2006-12/2007

Supplementary Instruction Instructor

Tarleton State University

2002-2005

 

Relevant Professional Experience

Position

Entity

Dates

Curriculum Director

SNJ Academics

Buda, TX

Provide students in grades K – 5 with a hands-on math-learning environment focused on cementing core math concepts. Also, provide students in grades K – 12, who would like to stay on-level or above level in their math course, with one-on-one academic mentoring. Revise and create products such as take-home activity lessons.

09/2012-Present

Certified to use tests from the Learning Mathematics for Teaching (LMT) project

Ann Arbor, MI

Certified to use developed Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching (MKT) tests or construct and use MKT tests from tested items to assess knowledge of participants in pertinent studies.

03/2011

High School Teacher at Erath Excels! Academy

Stephenville, TX

Taught Geometry, Algebra, TAKS prep, and Financial planning

9/2006-5/2008

Stephenville ISD

Teach students who were not able to attend school – not subject specific

1/2006 – 5/2006

Software Experience

Geometer’s Sketchpad® (GSP)

Statistical Package for the Social Sciences® (SPSS)

Fathom®

Livescribe®

Windows® - Word Processor, Spreadsheet, and PowerPoint

TEACHING

Teaching Honors and Awards

2011 Graduate Assistant Teaching Award for Texas State University–San Marcos.

2005. Graduated Summa Cum Laude with Bachelors of Science in Mathematics. Stephenville, TX: Tarleton State University.

Courses Taught

High school

  • Geometry
  • Algebra 1
  • TAKS Prep
  • Financial Planning Undergraduate
  • Courses taught at Utah Valley University
  •  
  • Developmental Mathematics (MAT 0990 & MAT 1010)
  • Developmental Mathematics (MAT 1010 & 1000)
  • Developmental Mathematics (MAT 950, 990, 1010)Courses Taught at Texas State University:
  •  
  • Developmental Mathematics (Basic Mathematics and Pre-College Algebra) – Instructor of Record
  • Principles of Mathematics 1 (Elementary Mathematics topics for Preservice Teachers) – Instructor of Record
  • College Algebra – Instructor of Record
  • Contemporary Mathematics (Liberal Arts Algebra) – Instructor of Record
  • Calculus I for the Life Sciences – Instructor of Record
  • Courses Taught at Tarleton State University:
  • Developmental Mathematics (Basic Mathematics and Fundamentals of College Algebra) – Instructor of Record
  • College Algebra – Instructor of Record
  • Plane Trigonometry – Instructor of Record

Courses Prepared and Curriculum Developed

Fall 2012 – Spring 2013 semester. Assisted with the development of the Developmental Mathematics Correspondence Course at Texas State University for Spring 2013 semester.

Fall 2011 semester. Assisted with the development of the Developmental Mathematics Curriculum/Liberal Arts Mathematics Curriculum for the CCA FOCUS grant at Texas State University for Spring 2012 semester.

Fall 2011 semester. Assisted with the development of the Developmental Mathematics Curriculum/College Algebra Curriculum for the CCA FOCUS grant at Texas State University for Spring 2012 semester.

Spring 2011 semester. Assisted with the revision of Developmental Mathematics curriculum for Intermediate Algebra at Texas State University for Spring 2011 semester.

Spring 2011 semester. Developmental Mathematics Curriculum for 8-week course supported by FOCUS grant.

Fall 2010 – Spring 2011 semesters. College Algebra Mathematics Curriculum for Linked courses supported by FOCUS grant.

Fall 2010 semester. Assisted with the revision of Developmental Mathematics curriculum for Intermediate Algebra at Texas State University for Fall 2010 semester.

Spring 2010 semester. Assisted with the revision of Developmental Mathematics curriculum for Intermediate Algebra at Texas State University for Spring and Summer 2010 semesters.

SCHOLARLY/CREATIVE

     Works in Print

Refereed Journal Articles:

Mireles, S. V., Acee, T. W., & Gerber, L.N. (Spring 2014). FOCUS: Sustainable Mathematics Successes. Journal of Developmental Education.

Mireles, S. V. and Gerber, L. N. (2012). Reasoning through Derivations and Simulations. Mathematics Teachers. In revision process.

Non-refereed Articles:

Starkey, C., Mireles, S. V., Westbrook, T., & Gerber, L. (Fall 2013). A Multi-dimensional Approach to Student Placement into Mathematics Courses. AMATYC DMC Newsletter.

Works not in Print

Papers Presented at Professional Meetings:

Mireles, S.V., Westbrook, T., & Gerber, L. (March 5 – 7, 2014). Mathematics FOCUS: Lining Up the Stars for Student Success. Presented at the 2014 National Association for Developmental Education Conference. Dallas, TX: NADE.  

Mireles, S.V. & Gerber, L. (March 5 – 7, 2014). Understanding and Facilitating the Mathematics GED 2014. Presented at the 2014 National Association for Developmental Education Conference Poster Session. Dallas, TX: NADE.

Gerber, L. (February 27 – March 1, 2014). Mathematical Confidence of Preservice Teachers in Developmental Mathematics. Presented at the 41st Annual Research Council on Mathematics Learning Conference. San Antonio, TX: RCML.

Gerber, L. (November 8, 2013). Understanding the 2014 mathematics GED and TSI assessments. Presented at Graduate Mathematics Fourth Annual Open House. San Marcos, TX: Texas State University.

Mireles, S.V., Starkey, C., Westbrook, T., & Gerber, L. (October 1 – 4, 2013). Math Readiness Indicators: Nine Beacons to Illuminate Student Placement. Presented at the 2013 CASP Conference. Amarillo, TX: CASP.  

Mireles, S. V., & Gerber, L. (January 8, 2013). Using a Curriculum Framework for Accelerated College Readiness. Accelerating Success in Texas: Grantee Meeting in Austin, TX.

Gerber, L. (October 19, 2012). The Effects of Developmental Mathematics Program on Elementary and Middle School Preservice Teachers. Graduate Mathematics Open House 2012 Poster Session. San Marcos, TX: Texas State University-San Marcos.

Mireles, S.V., Gerber, L., Ward, D., Westbrook, T., & Peterson, M.S. (February 2012). The wisdom of using technology and manipulatives in developmental mathematics. Presented at the 2012 National Association for Developmental Education Conference as Pre-Conference Institute. Orlando, FL: NADE.

Gerber, L. (November 11, 2011). How educated are our teachers? Presented at the 2011 American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges Conference. Austin, TX: AMATYC.

Mireles, S.V., Gerber, L., Ward, D., Westbrook, T., & Peterson, M.S. (November 9, 2011). The wisdom of using technology and manipulatives in developmental mathematics. Presented at the 2011 College Reading and Learning Association Conference as Pre-Conference Institute. San Diego, CA: CRLA.

Mireles, S.V., Gerber, L., Ward, D., Westbrook, T., & Peterson, M.S. (October 25, 2011). The wisdom of using technology and manipulatives in developmental mathematics. Presented at the 2011 College Academic Support Program Conference as Post-Conference Institution. Austin, TX: CASP.

Gerber, L. (October 25, 2011). Discovering surface area through dynamic geometry and piñatas. Presented at the 2011 College Academic Support Program Conference. Austin, TX: CASP.

Ward, D., Westbrook, T., Gerber, L., & Bilbrey, J. (October 21 – 23, 2009). The College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) and developmental mathematics curriculum. College Academic Support Program 2009 Conference Poster Session: San Antonio, TX.

Consultancies

Title V Cooperative Grant: Educational Excellence Project,” received by Texas A&M International University. Contracted to assist with the development of culturally-relevant lesson plans for secondary and postsecondary mathematics students. January 2011-May 2011.

Workshops

Gerber, L. (2013). Developmental Mathematics Students’ Confidence in Mathematics. Faculty Research Seminar. Orem, UT: Utah Valley University

Mireles, S.V., Westbrook, T., Gerber, L., Lowe, S., Weathersby, L., Anderson, P., Hickman, L., Mask, A., and Cheshire, D. (March 7 – 8, 2013). CCA FOCUS Training. San Marcos, TX: Texas State University-San Marcos.

Gerber, L. (October 19, 2012). Twisted Mathematics. Presented to participants of the MSTTPA program. San Marcos, TX: Texas State University-San Marcos.

Mireles, S.V. & Gerber, L. (August 22, 2012). CHES. Professional Development for K – 5 in-service teachers from Carpenter Hill Elementary School. San Marcos, TX: Texas State University-San Marcos.

Gerber, L. (January 14, 2012). Demonstration with Manipulatives and Multiple Representations in a Developmental Mathematics Workshop for Mathematics Instructional Assistant/Teaching Assistants. San Marcos, TX: Texas State University-San Marcos.

Gerber, L. (November 18, 2011). The surface area of a piñata lesson plan. Presented to participants of the Mix-It-Up program. San Marcos, TX: Texas State University-San Marcos.

Mireles, S.V., Gerber, L., Ward, D., Westbrook, T., & Peterson, M.S. (October 13-14, 2011). CCA FOCUS Training. Austin, TX: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Gerber, L. (January 2011). Demonstration with Manipulatives and Multiple Representations in a Developmental Mathematics Workshop for Mathematics Instructional Assistant/Teaching Assistants. San Marcos, TX: Texas State University-San Marcos.

Mireles, S.V., Gerber, L., & Westbrook, T. (January 2011). A Professional Development Opportunity by Higher Education Faculty and Teacher Educators – “Strategies for Helping Underprepared Learners Achieve College & Career Readiness in Mathematics” – Austin, TX: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: SIDE-M Project.

Westbrook, T. & Gerber, L. (October 2010). Common Problems and Errors in Developmental Mathematics. Professional Development presentation for SLAC LAB tutors. Texas State University-San Marcos.

Mireles, S.V., Westbrook, T., Pierce, E., & Gerber, L. (March 2010). Developmental mathematics lesson plans aligned to Texas College & Career Readiness Standards. Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Grants and Contracts

External Grants and Contracts in Progress

Funded External Grants and Contracts

Mireles, S.V. & Gerber, L. (2012). A Plus Grant. $1000.00

 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board – Developmental Education Demonstration Project: “FOCUS: Fundamentals of Conceptual Understanding & Success.” Developed lesson plans and curriculum for paired courses: developmental mathematics and contemporary mathematics. Texas State University-San Marcos. December 2011-May 2012.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board – Developmental Education Demonstration Project: “FOCUS: Fundamentals of Conceptual Understanding & Success.” Developed lesson plans and curriculum for a new developmental mathematics class that links college algebra and an effective learning course in the educational psychology department. Texas State University-San Marcos. January 2011-January 2012.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board – Developmental Education Demonstration Project: “FOCUS: Fundamentals of Conceptual Understanding & Success.” Revised lesson plans and curriculum for a new 8-week developmental mathematics class that precedes a contemporary mathematics course. Texas State University-San Marcos. January 2011-August 2011.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board – Developmental Education Demonstration Project: “FOCUS: Fundamentals of Conceptual Understanding & Success.” Part of team that developed lesson plans for the developmental mathematics portion of the summer bridge program that blended developmental mathematics and college algebra. Instructed one of the developmental mathematics classes. Texas State University-San Marcos. May 2010-August 2010.

 Puentes Grant Project, Texas State University. Incorporating technology in the classroom by utilizing the Livescribe pen in the lessons. Jan. 2010-May 2010.

SERVICE

Departmental (and College)

Spring 2014. Assessment Committee for Developmental Mathematics Department. Committee Chair.

Fall 2013. The Zone’s Final Exam Cram Week. Presented by Tutoring and Academic Skills Services at Utah Valley University.

Fall 2012. Mix-It-Up Research Leader at Texas State University-San Marcos.

Spring 2012. Mix-It-Up Research Leader at Texas State University-San Marcos.

Fall 2011. FOCUS Mentor at Texas State University-San Marcos.

Fall 2010. AD/HD Coach at Texas State University-San Marcos.

Fall 2008-Spring 2009. Mentored undergraduate and master’s students in MST Teacher Preparation Academy at Texas State University-San Marcos.

Community

Brinkerhoff, R., Roybal, T., Porter, E., Gerber, L., & Tuff, E. (June 2014). Summer Math Camps at Utah Valley University. Orem, UT: Developmental Mathematics Department.

Gerber, L., Bye, C., and Marcial, R. (June 2014). Expanding your horizons. Utah Valley University. Orem, UT: Developmental Mathematics Department.

Mireles, S. V., Gerber, L. N., Westbrook, T., Anderson, P. J., Lowe, S. A., Castilleja, M. D., and Grubb, J. N. (June, 1, 2012). Comet: Cultivation of mathematics through effective teaching. Presented six activities to Prekindergarten students about algebraic reasoning and spatial reasoning at Texas State University-San Marcos. San Marcos, TX: Center for Mathematics Readiness.

Ward, D., & Gerber, L. (March 2011). Twisted Mathematics. Presented a probability lesson to middle school female students participating in Expanding Your Horizons: Motivating Young Women in Science and Mathematics at Montana State University. Bozeman, MT: EYH.

Organizations

Honorary/Academic

Golden Key International Honour Society

President of the Mathematics Club at Tarleton State University (2006 – 2007).

Professional

Mathematics Association of America (MAA)

American Educational Research Association (AERA)