Professor presents research on math education and technology

Dr. Ian Lundholm

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (September 6, 2018)—Milligan College math professor Dr. Ian Lundholm will present his research on math education as part of the college’s Faculty Lecture Series, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 6 p.m. in Derthick Lecture Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Lundholm’s presentation, “Studying and Improving the Practice of Math Education at the College Level,” will focus on his experience as an educator, seeking the best practices for math education and the integration of technology in the classroom.

“Today’s educational landscape is changing at an ever increasing pace,” said Lundholm. “There are great resources available now that didn’t exist 10 years ago. In my courses, I have replaced graphing calculators with a free online software, so that I can teach multivariable calculus, the mathematics of change, with figures that move.”

Lundholm also utilizes technology to prepare his students to teach math. With the use of a Swivl robot, Lundholm can record his education students as they lead activities for their peers. Afterwards, these students review their performance and reflect on their teaching practice.

Lundholm completed his bachelor’s in mathematics at Waynesburg University and earned his doctorate at Washington State University. His dissertation focused on professional development and effective teaching practices in math education.

The Faculty Lecture Series provides students and other members of the Milligan community a glimpse into the active world of academic research and writing at Milligan.

To learn more about Milligan, visit www.milligan.edu.


MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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