Notable Achievements

Associate Professor of Mathematics Therese Shelton led two sessions at the Student Contest Using Differential Equations Modeling (SCUDEM) on Oct. 27, 2018, at the local host site for this international competition, the Highland Campus of Austin Community College. Shelton supervised all participants in inquiry-oriented learning with a modeling scenario that she recently had published in the repository at Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations (SIMIODE). She gave a faculty development session for the coaches, sharing two more of her published modules.

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Expertise

Mathematical Modeling, especially with Differential Equations and especially as related to biological systems. Technology as a pedagogical tool. Dynamical Systems; Functional Analysis.
Assessment of Student Learning and of Math Programs.

 

Honors & Awards

National Science Foundation Grant 2018-2021 “Building Community  Through Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations (SIMIODE)” Co-Principal Investigator with B. Winkel, P. Tiffany, A. Malagon, C. Harwood. NSF 15-585 Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR).   $450,000. 

Texas Section of the Mathematical Association of America: Ron Barnes Distinguished Service to Students Award 2015

Southwestern University Nominated for SU Teaching Award * 2015-16 * 2013-14 * 2012-13 * 2010-11

Affiliations

Professional: American Mathematical Society, Association of Women in Mathematics, Mathematical Association of America, Texas Association of Academic Administrators of Mathematical Sciences, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

 

Therese Shelton received her PhD and MS from Clemson University in 1987 and her BS from Texas A&M University in 1982.

She believes mathematics is a language which allows one to examine and express phenomena from our world as well as in a wider context. 

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    Honors & Awards

    National Science Foundation Grant 2018-2021 “Building Community  Through Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations (SIMIODE)” Co-Principal Investigator with B. Winkel, P. Tiffany, A. Malagon, C. Harwood. NSF 15-585 Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR).   $450,000. 

    Texas Section of the Mathematical Association of America: Ron Barnes Distinguished Service to Students Award 2015

    Southwestern University Nominated for SU Teaching Award * 2015-16 * 2013-14 * 2012-13 * 2010-11

    Affiliations

    Professional: American Mathematical Society, Association of Women in Mathematics, Mathematical Association of America, Texas Association of Academic Administrators of Mathematical Sciences, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

     

    Therese Shelton received her PhD and MS from Clemson University in 1987 and her BS from Texas A&M University in 1982.

    She believes mathematics is a language which allows one to examine and express phenomena from our world as well as in a wider context. 

  • Being finalized  2018   Shelton, T., T. Laurent and B. Agyemang-Barimah. “Pharmacokinetic Models for Active Learning of Differential Equations.”  PRIMUS, DOI 10.1080/10511970.2018.1484398.  (Accepted author version online May 2018, fully typeset version will be published online  and will appear in special print issue.)

    2018  Ross, J., T. Shelton. “Supermarkets, Highways, and Gas Production: Statistics and Social Justice.”   PRIMUS, DOI 10.1080/10511970.2018.1456497.  (Accepted author version online Mar. 2018, Published online Aug. 2018.  To appear in special print issue.)

    2018  “Mathematical Modeling Projects: Success For All Students” PRIMUS, DOI: 10.1080/10511970.2016.124932. Slated for print Volume 28, Issue 4, 2018.  (Accepted author version online Nov 2016, Published online Feb 2017.)

    2017  “Injecting Inquiry Oriented Modules into Calculus” PRIMUS, DOI: 10.1080/10511970.2016.1211205. Print Volume 27, Number 7, 2017, p669-680. (Accepted author version posted online Jul 2016; Published online: Oct 2016.)

    2013  Kyle CH, Plantz AL, Shelton T, Burks RL  “Count Your Eggs Before They Invade: Identifying and Quantifying Egg Clutches of Two Invasive Apple Snail Species (Pomacea).” PLoS ONE 8(10): e77736. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0077736. 

  • PEER-REVIEWED PUBLISHED CLASSROOM MODULES

    2018  with T. Laurent and B. Agyemang-Barimah.  Each modeling scenario has a Student Version and Teacher Version of the same work that is available exclusively to registered teachers. 

    • “1-130-S-AspirinAbsorption,” https://www.simiode.org/resources/4963, Student Version, and “1-130-T-AspirinAbsorption,” https://www.simiode.org/resources/4962 Teacher Version.
    • “1-131-S-CaffeineElimination,” https://www.simiode.org/resources/4976, Student Version, and “1-131-T-CaffeineElimination,” https://www.simiode.org/resources/4967 Teacher Version.
    • “1-032-S-DigoxinElimination,” https://www.simiode.org/resources/4993, Student Version. “1-032-T-DigoxinElimination,” https://www.simiode.org/resources/4994.

     

    NATIONAL EXPERT CLASSES PRESENTED - PEER-REVIEWED by MAA Committee with Participant Feedback

    2018 “Starter Kit for Teaching Modeling-First Differential Equations Course.” Minicourse co-presenter with B. Winkel, SIMIODE & Emeritus U.S. Military Academy West Point; R. Farley & P. Tiffany, Manhattan College. JMM, San Diego, CA.

    2017 “Examples and Experiences in Teaching a Modeling-Based Differential Equations Course.” Workshop co-presenter with B. Winkel, SIMIODE & Emeritus U.S. Military Academy West Point; R. Farley & P. Tiffany, Manhattan College. MathFest, Chicago, IL.

    2017 “Teaching Modeling-First Differential Equations–Technology and Complete End Game Efforts.” Minicourse co-presenter with B. Winkel, SIMIODE & Emeritus U.S. Military Academy West Point; R. Farley & P. Tiffany, Manhattan College; J. Paynter, U.S. Military Academy West Point.  JMM, Atlanta, GA.

    2016 “SIMIODE: A Modeling Approach to Differential Equations.” Minicourse co-presenter with B. Winkel, Emeritus U.S. Military Academy West Point; R. Farley & P. Tiffany, Manhattan College.  * MathFest, Columbus, OH.

  • Some recent scholarly works:

     

    2018 “Incorporating Biology Topics into Mathematics Undergraduate” co-presented with E.K. Groves, SU class of 2017, graduate student at North Carolina State University. MathFest, Denver, CO.

    2018 “An Undergraduate Mathematical Modeling Capstone.” SIAM ED-18, Portland, OR.

    2017 “Pharmacokinetic Models for Active Learning” co-presented with T. Laurent, St. Louis College of Pharmacy & B. Agyemang-Barimah, SU class of 2017. MathFest, Chicago, IL.

    2017  “Supermarkets, Highways, and Oil Production: Statistics and Social Justice” with J. Ross. JMM, Atlanta, GA.

    2016 “SIMIODE: A Modeling Approach to Differential Equations” co-presented with J. Sieben & R. Abbasian from Texas Lutheran University. TxMAA, Nacogdoches, TX. 

    2016 “Active DE with Inquiry and More”  JMM, Seattle, WA.

    2015 “Injections of IBL.”  Poster.  Legacy of RL Moore / IBL Conference, Austin, TX.

    2015  Invited NExT panelist to discuss “Explorations into Preparing a Successful Tenure Portfolio”, Washington, D.C.

    2015 “Working to Improve Student Success in Calculus I Through Pre-calculus Support” co-presented with A. Marr. JMM,  San Antonio, TX.

    2015 “POGIL Flu for Calculus: Influenza Data to Help Students Investigate Antiderivatives, Accumulations, and FTC” JMM, San Antonio, TX.