Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER)

Improving teaching and learning in STEM.


Melinda Lanius, Assistant Professor

Melinda Lanius 


Research Summary

The broad goal of our research group is to understand how undergraduate students interact with and experience the university mathematics education system. We have approached this topic in a variety of ways, from exploring classroom factors that increase mathematics anxiety, measuring learning outcomes under different pedagogies, and considering the impact of graduate teaching assistant training(s) on the classroom experience. Once we have identified vulnerabilities in our educational systems,gaps where students or teachers are inadequately supported, we can improve the system(s) for all.