Ph.D. Instructional Science: Educational Measurement and Evaluation; Minors in Mathematics and Statistics
Dissertation: Detection of Items on the Stanford Achievement Test that Function Differentially for Lower Ability Reading Students
Brigham Young University, 1995
M.S. Mathematics; Minor in Statistics, Brigham Young University, 1988
2008 Faculty Excellence Award Nominee
2007 Wolverine Achievement Award Finalist
2003 Continuing Education Association Innovative Programming Award
2002 Board of Trustees Award of Excellence
2001 Teacher of the Year Award
1996 Developmental Mathematics Outstanding Teacher Award
1990 Outstanding Mathematics Faculty Award
Assessing mathematics teaching.
The use of teaching portfolios to improve teaching.
The use of teaching portfolios in the tenure evaluation process.
Evaluation of teaching portfolios in the tenure evaluation process.
The evaluation of student attitudes towards mathematics.
Olsen, T. & McKenna, H.J. (2014). A weighted average approach to solving mixture problems. Manuscript submitted for publication.
McKenna, H.J. (2013). Math Study Skills and Strategies for Success. Manuscript submitted for publication.
McKenna, H. J. (2013). Getting Ready for Tenure. Assessing Teaching in the College Classroom. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Presentation titled A Weighted Average Approach to Solving Mixture Problems presented at the Utah Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges in Orem, UT, September 2014.
Presentation titled I'm an Excellent Teacher and I Know How to Prove It! presented at the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges in Austin, TX, November 2011.
Paper titled Effect of Grade and Transition Period from the Prerequisite Course Prealgebra on the Successful Completion of Beginning Algebra presented at the 6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Statistics, Mathematics and Related Fields in Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, January 2007.
Workshop titled Using Constructivism in the Classroom presented at the annual meeting of the National Organization of Developmental Educators in St. Louis, Missouri, June 1999.
Workshop titled Constructivist Learning presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics in Portland, Oregon, November 1998.
Paper titled Detection of Items on the Stanford Achievement Test that Function Differentially for Lower Ability Reading Students presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in New York, New York, April 1996.
Paper titled Thick versus Thin Matching on the Mantel-Haenszel Estimates presented at the annual joint conference of the National Council on Measurement in Education and the American Educational Research Association in San Francisco, California, April 1992.
Academic Scheduling Taskforce 2006
Mathematics Taskforce 2005
Concurrent Enrollment Taskforce 2003-04
Computer Literacy Committee 1999-2000
Faculty Senate Elections Committee 1991-93
Outcomes Assessment Taskforce 1991-92
Academic Computer Committee 1990-91
Classroom Testing Center Advisory Committee 1989-90
Academic Awards Committee 2014
Basic Composition and English as a Second Language RTP Committee 2012-2014
Post-Tenure Criteria Committee 2011
Tenure Critera Committee 2010
GA Steering Committee 2003-06
Developmental Studies Steering Committee 2005
Strategic Research Committee 2004-05
College Success & Academic Literacy RTP Committee 2004-05
Web Development Committee 2003-04
Scholarly Activities Committee, Chair 2003-04
Scholarly Activities Committee 2002-03
Accreditation Committee 2004
Rank Advancement Committee, Chair 2000-03
Faculty Excellence Award Committee, Chair 2002
Faculty Excellence Committee, Chair 2001-02
Student Tracking Committee 1999-2000
Math Computer Lab Committee 1999-2000
DEVELOPMENTAL MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT
Math Camp Research Committee 2013-
Tenure-Track Faculty Mentor 2004-
Lecturer Faculty Mentor 2012-2013
1020 Course Development Committee Chair 2012-13
Planning and Assessment Committee 2011
Faculty Search Committee 2011
RTP Committee, Chair 2008-2011
Retention, Tenure and Promotion Committee 2004-2011
Developmental Math PR Committee, Chair 2005
Accreditation Committee 2004-05
Outcomes Assessment Committee 2004-05
NADE Certification Committee 2004-05
Math Concurrent Enrollment Committee 2004-05
Department Chair 2003-06
Faculty Search Committee 2004
Text Selection Committee 2004
Faculty Search Committee 2003
Faculty Search Committee #1 2002
Faculty Search Committee #2 2002
Faculty Search Committee, Chair 2000
SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
Faculty Senate Elections Committee 1991-93
Dean Search Committee 1992
Math Department Self-Assessment Committee 1991-92
Manuscript Reviewer for Educational Research Journal 2008 -
Board of Regents Mathematics Majors Committee, USHE 2003-06
Board of Regents Quantitative Literacy Group, USHE 2000-01