Howard, Laurel
Title:
Associate Professor - General Academics
Office:
LA217c
Phone:
801-863-6311
Fax:
801-863-6577
Mail Code:
176
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Last Updated: 10/22/14 -

 

Laurel Howard, Ed.D.

Utah Valley State College

Developmental Mathematics Department

LA 217c

800 W. University Parkway

Orem, Utah

 

EDUCATION

 

Doctor of Education              Utah State University, Logan, Utah

2008                                      Curriculum and Instruction

                                              Dissertation: Developmental Students' Perceptions of   Unsuccessful and Successful Mathematics Learning

 

Master of Science                 Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

1973                                      Mathematics—emphasis Algebraic Topology

 

Bachelor of Science              Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

1971                                      Major—Mathematics   Minor—German 

                                              Utah Secondary Teaching Certificate

                                              Honors:

                                                            Graduated Magna Cum Laude

                                                            Honors Program

                                                            Voted Most Outstanding Student Teacher

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

7/08-Present             Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

                                    Associate Professor, Developmental Mathematics

                                                MAT 990 Beginning Algebra

                                                MAT 1010 Intermediate Algebra

                                                Math 1050 College Algebra

 

9/03-7/08                   Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah

                                    Associate Professor, Developmental Math Department

                                                MAT 800 Arithmetic Review

                                                MAT 990 Beginning Algebra

                                                MAT 1010 Intermediate Algebra

 

9/98-9/03                   Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

                                    Instructor of Mathematics

                                    Course Coordinator for College Algebra & Trigonometry

                                                MATH 110 College Algebra & Trigonometry

                                                                        (Traditional & Computer-based)

                                                MATH 305 Mathematics for Elementary Education

                                                                        Majors

                                                MATH 306 Mathematics for Elementary Education

                                                                        Majors

 

9/97-6/98                   Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, Utah

                                    Instructor of Mathematics

                                                Mathematics for Elementary Teachers

                                                Intermediate Algebra

 

9/80-7/97                   Mesa Community College, Mesa, Arizona

                                    Instructor of Mathematics

                                                Developed Basic Skills Math self-paced computer-

                                                            Assisted learning program

                                                Self-paced Basic Skills Math

                                                Beginning Algebra

                                                Intermediate Algebra

                                                College Algebra

                                                Science & Engineering Calculus (Traditional &

                                                            Harvard Reform)

                                                Brief Calculus

 

8/78-5/82                   Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

                                    Instructor of Mathematics

                                                Intermediate Algebra

                                                College Algebra

 

1/75-4/78                   Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

1/73-4/73                   Instructor of Mathematics

                                   Director of Modular College Algebra & Trigonometry

                                                Program

                                                Wrote sample tests for text.

                                                College Algebra & Trigonometry

                                                Mathematics for Elementary Education Majors

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

            MAA Conference  “College Algebra Online Course” 

            BYU-Idaho, Rexburg, Idaho   April 2001

           

           American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges

            Does Class Size Impact Student Achievement?”

             Cincinnati, Ohio  November  2006

 

           Second Annual Scholarly and Creative Activities Showcase

“Determining Factors Influencing Developmental Mathematics Students’   Achievement”

 Utah Valley State College   April 9, 2007

 

International Conference on Research in Access and Developmental Education

“Developmental Students’ Perceptions of Unsuccessful and Successful Mathematics Learning”

San Juan, Puerto Rico   September 2008

 

National Association for Developmental Education

“Motivating Math Students to Choose Success”

Greensboro, North Carolina  February 2009

 

Conference on Scholarship and Teaching Engagement

“Motivating Math Students to Choose Success”

Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah  April 2009

 

American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges

           “Developmental Students’ Perceptions of Unsuccessful and Successful 

            Mathematics Learning”  Las Vegas, Nevada  November 2009

 

            Southwest Association for Developmental Education

            “Developmental Students’ Perceptions of Unsuccessful and Successful 

             Mathematics Learning”  Salt Lake City, Utah   October 2010

 

             Southwest Association for Developmental Education

            “Developmental Students’ Perceptions of Unsuccessful and Successful 

             Mathematics Learning”  Salt Lake City, Utah   October 2012

 

 

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

 

             National College Teachers of Mathematics

             Orlando, Florida   November, 1995

 

            American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges

             Salt Lake City, Utah   November, 2003

             Orlando, Florida  November, 2004

             San Diego, California  November, 2005

             Cincinnati, Ohio  November, 2006

             Las Vegas, Nevada  November 2009

             Boston, Massachusetts  November, 2010

           

           Southwest Association for Developmental Education

           Salt Lake City, Utah  October, 2007

           Salt Lake City, Utah  October, 2010

           Salt Lake City, Utah  October, 2012

           Salt Lake City, Utah  October, 2013

 

International Conference on Research in Access and Developmental Education

           San Juan, Puerto Rico  September 2008

 

National Association for Developmental Education

           Greensboro, North Carolina  February 2009

           Denver, Colorado  February 2013

 

Conference on Scholarship and Teaching Engagement

           Utah Valley University, Orem Utah  April 2009

PUBLICATION

           Howard, L., & Whitaker, M. (2011).  Unsuccessful and successful mathematics   learning: Developmental students' perceptions.  Journal of Developmental                Education, 35(2), 2-16.

PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATION SUBSCRIPTIONS

 

            The AMATYC Review  2003-present

             MathAMATYC  2009-present

            Journal of Developmental Education  2009-present

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

 

            AMATYC-American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges

            SWADE-Southwest Association for Developmental Education

            NADE-National Association for Developmental Education

           

LEADERSHIP

 

            Utah Valley State College-Utah Valley University

            Member, DTRP Committee  2005-2011

            Member, Faculty Excellence Award Committee  Spring 2005

            Member, Academic Policy Committee  2004-2007

            Member, Academic Standards Committee 2005-2010

            Member, Personnel and Elections Committee  2007-2010

            Member, Writing and Communication Advisory Council-Fall, 2008-2010          

            Member, UVSC Faculty Excellence Award Night Committee Spring 2004

            Member, Summer Bridge Committee Fall 2010-2011

            Member and/or Chair, Developmental Math Faculty Screening Committee 2004,

            2006. 2007, 2011, 2013

            Assistant Chair, Developmental Mathematics 2010-present

            Member, RTP Committee 2012-present

            Member, University College Dean’s Search Committee 2013-2014

            Member, Developmental Math Department Executive Committee 2013-present

            Southwest Association for Developmental Education                                                     President-Elect 2012-2013        President 2013-2014                                                                             

            Brigham Young University

            Member, General Education Committee

 

            Mesa Community College

            Member, Basic Skills Committee for English, Reading, & Math 1994-1997

            Member, Hiring Committee Spring 1995

 

AWARDS

 

            School of General Academics, Faculty Excellence Award, Spring 2009

            School of General Academics, Faculty Excellence Nominee, Spring 2008

            School of General Academics, Faculty Excellence Nominee, Spring 2007

            School of General Academics, Faculty Excellence Nominee, Spring 2006

            School of General Academics, Faculty Excellence Nominee  Spring 2004

 

            TRIO Student Award for Outstanding Instructor, April 11, 2006