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University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-5569 Mathematics & Statistics MCS 152 , Box 129


Wendy James, Ph.D., is a lecturer for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Central Oklahoma.  Before joining the Broncho family, she was a Cowboy during all three of her degrees.  Her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees are from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and her B.B.S. degree is from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas.  All three degrees are in mathematics education.  Her career began at Abilene High School and she has taught various mathematics classes for 20 years.

Classes Taught

Undergraduate Mathematics:  Basic Mathematics, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, College Trigonometry, Geometric Structures, Structures of Mathematics

Undergraduate Mathematics Education:  Mathematics at the Primary Level, Teaching Mathematics at the Intermediate Level, Middle Level Education

Graduate Mathematics Education:  Geometry and Measurement for Elementary Education Specialists


Research Interests:  The use of arithmetic, algebra, and trigonometry in STEM and other client departments & their occupations; Teaching and learning algebra; Language and symbolizing in mathematics classrooms; Epistemological positions of instructors when engaging in reform.

Out-of-Class Interests:  Outdoor adventures with cycling, hiking, kayaking, and camping.  I've joined Freewheel and Ragbrai to ride my bicycle across Oklahoma and Iowa with friends, and I yearn for opportunities to ride away from home with my bicycle loaded with my camping equipment to seek adventures in our Oklahoma backyard.  I love to learn; I read copiously.  

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