Moulton, Benjamin
Title:
Associate Professor - Developmental Math
Office:
LA 217
Phone:
863-7034
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Last Updated: 4/15/15 -

R. Benjamin Moulton, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Developmental Mathematics

Utah Valley University

Orem, UT

 

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Dissertation: Research-Based Strategies of Developmental Mathematics Courses Taught Using Mediated Instruction

Walden University, 2014

M.S. Civil/Environmental Engineering, Brigham Young University, 1999

B.S. Mathematics, Montana State University, 1995

B.A. Modern Languages, Montana State University, 1995

 

AWARDS:

2014 Alumni Outstanding Education from University College Award

2013 Utah Valley University Student Advocate Award

2010 University College Faculty Excellence Nominee     

2008 School of General Academics Faculty Excellence Nominee

2007 Alumni Outstanding Educator from the School of General Academics Award

2005 Alumni Outstanding Educator from the School of General Academics Nominee

2005 School of General Academics Faculty Excellence Award

2004 School of General Academics Faculty Excellence Award

2003 School of Learning Resources Faculty Excellence Nominee

 

CURRENT RESEARCH:

 

Methods of student assessment in mathematics.

Students with autism and/or dyslexia taking developmental mathematics in higher education.

Evaluation of online mathematics courses in higher education.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

 

Presentation titled Research-Based Strategies of Developmental Mathematics Courses Taught Using Mediated Instruction, presented at the conference of the American Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, Nashville, Tennessee, November, 2014.

Poster presentation titled Brock’s Theorem: An Alternative to the Binomial Theorem,  presented at the conference of the American Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, Anaheim, California, November, 2013.

Presentation titled Learning From Failure and Success, From a Hegelian Perspective, presented as part of the Freshman Reading Series, Utah Valley University, November, 2013.

Presentation titled What Happens When a 3rd World Community Is Suddenly Introduced To Industrialized Technology?, presented as part of the Freshman Reading Series, Utah Valley University, March, 2013.

Presentation titled SUMM: Success Through Math Mentoring, presented at the 2011 Mentoring Conference, University of New Mexico, October, 2011.

Presentation titled Full-Time and Adjunct Faculty Relations, a Followup, presented at the conference of the American Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, Las Vegas, Nevada, November, 2009.

Presentation titled Affiliate Sharing Session, presented at the conference of the American Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, Las Vegas, Nevada, November, 2009.

Poster presentation titled Freaks of Nature à Hot Air Balloons: Dimensional Experimentation, presented at the conference of the American Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, Las Vegas, Nevada, November, 2009.

Poster presentation titled The Beatles Have Revolution #9, Math has “Math and the Revolution” presented at the conference of the National Association of Developmental Education in Boston, Massachusetts, February, 2008.

Presentation titled Math and Rock-n-Roll presented at the College Reading and Learning Association conference, Orem, Utah, March, 2007.

Presentation titled Full-Time and Adjunct Faculty Relation, presented at the conference of the American Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, San Diego, California, November, 2006.

Presentation titled Math Is Fun! Reaching Out to Students Who Hate Mathematics, presented at the conference of the American Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, Orlando, Florida, November, 2004.

Presentation titled A Summary of Water Plans for Sevier, San Pete, and Duchesne Counties, presented at the conference of the Rural Water Association of Utah, St George, Utah, November, 2000.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 

Moulton, B. (2015). Conceptual framework and literature review of developmental mathematics courses taught using online instruction. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Moulton, B. (2014). Research-based strategies of developmental mathematics courses taught using mediated instruction. Doctoral Dissertation, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.

Moulton, B., & Brown, B. (February, 2014). A user-friendly approach to binomial sums coefficient. MathAMATYC Educator, 5(2).

Moulton, B., Colvin, J., & Tobler, N. (December, 2012). Math mentoring: An emerging model to aid college student success in developmental mathematics.  Manuscript submitted for publication.

Brown, C., Lambert, L., Moulton, B., & Sanft, M. (October, 2011). SUccess through math mentoring (SUMM).  Unpublished paper presented at the 2011 Mentoring Conference, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

Moulton, B. (1999). Optimal flow rates in sanitary sewers. Master’s Project for the Department of Civil/Environmental Engineering, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.

 

LEADERSHIP:

Tenure Criteria Committee Chair 2013-present

Faculty Connections Committee Chair 2011-2012

Faculty Connections Committee Co-Chair 2010-2011

Assistant Department Chair 2007-2010

Math Mentor Coordinator 2008-present

Utah Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges President 2008-2009

National Association of Developmental Education Certification Chair 2006-2009

Textbook Search Committee Chair 2007

School Curriculum Chair 2003-2007

Faculty Excellence Award Committee, Chair 2006

Faculty Search Committee Chair 2005, 2012

Utah Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges Secretary 2004-2005

 

SERVICE:

Utah Valley University

UVU Autism Initiative Committee 2014-present

University Tenure Board of Review Committee 2013-2014

University Planning Advisory Committee 2013-present

Student Success and Retention Committee 2011-2012

Faculty Connections Committee 2009-present

UVU Business Advisory Council 2008

Math Awareness Week Committee 2006-2013

Tutoring Excellence Committee 2006

Math Task Force Committee 2005-2006

College Curriculum Committee 2003-2007

Faculty Senate Standing Committee for Intercollegiate Athletics 2004-2005

University College

Technology Specialist Search Committee 2011

Learning Strategist Search Committee 2008

School of General Academics Accreditation Committee 2004

Developmental Mathematics Department

Department Executive Committee 2013- present

Tenure Criteria Committee 2010 - present

National Association of Developmental Education Certification Committee 2010-2011

Department Research Committee 2008-2012

Website Committee 2008

Intermediate Algebra Course Coordinator 2007

Outcomes Assessment Committee 2007

Post-Tenure Policy Committee 2007

Mentor to Tenure-Track Faculty 2005-present

Developmental Math Public Relations Committee 2005

Department Accreditation Committee 2004-2005

Evening Coordinator 2003-2005

Faculty Search Committee 2003, 2004

Basic Composition Department

Equal Rights, Affirmative Action Representative on the Faculty Search Committee 2005

English as a Second Language Department

Faculty Search Committee 2008

Pre-Engineering Department

Equal Rights, Affirmative Action Representative on the Faculty Search Committee 2011

College Success Studies Department

Faculty Search Committee 2015

Equal Rights, Affirmative Action Representative on the UV Mentor Coordinator Search Committee 2011

Profession

AMATYC Division/Department Issues Committee 2013 - present

AMATYC Mathematics Excellence Award Committee 2012 - 2014

LUMINA Task Force Committee 2011-2012

Board of Regents Developmental Mathematics Majors Committee, Utah System of Higher Education 2007-2010

 

EXPERIENCE:

2002 – Present, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

Associate Professor of Developmental Mathematics, College Success

1999 – 2002, Franson Engineering, American Fork, UT

Civil/Environmental Engineer

1996 – 1999, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Graduate Assistant Math Instructor

1995 – 1996, Houston High School, Houston, MN

Math/Spanish Instructor

1993 – 1997, Concordia Languages Village, Bemidji, MN

Spanish Instructor

 

GRANTS:

Community for Engaged Learning grant, UVU, $15,000

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

American Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges

National Association of Developmental Education

Utah Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges