Dr. Bob Glasgow, professor of mathematics, presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference on April 10 in New Orleans, La. Glasgow’s session was entitled, “Doctorates in Mathematics Education: Jobs Available in Higher Education Institutions.”
Glasgow presented alongside Dr. Robert Reys of the University of Missouri-Columbia and Dr. Christa Jackson of the University of Kentucky. The three professors discussed the shortage of doctorates in mathematics education and reported results over a decade of data collection and research on job opportunities in institutions of higher education. The presentation explored suggestions about choosing a doctoral program and discussed the challenges of K-12 classroom teachers becoming graduate students and transitioning into a career in higher education.
According to Glasgow, the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is the largest gathering of mathematics teachers in the nation. The conference is usually attended by 5,000-10,000 math teachers from the elementary, middle, high school and college levels.
“Being able to attend this conference helps me stay in touch with my field and being able to present allows me to represent SBU to math teachers across the country,” Glasgow said.
For more information, please contact Glasgow at (417) 328-1597 or bglasgow@SBUniv.edu.