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Matthew Schraeder

Teaching Assistant Professor

305E Armstrong Hall

Bio:

Matt was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. He taught Mathematics at Stonewall Jackson High School in 2003-04, where he was the school representative for the Virginia Math League. He was hired as an Instructor at WVU in 2006 and promoted to Teaching Assistant Professor in 2019. During his time at WVU, he has served as the Lead Instructor for College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, and Trigonometry, as well as Course Coordinator for Pre-Calculus. He is currently the Course Coordinator for Trigonometry, as well as for the dual-enrollment courses for WvEB Trigonometry and WvEB Calculus.

While in college, Matt served as Treasurer, Vice President, and President of the Gannon chapter of IEEE. He is a member of Phi Eta Sigma, Eta Kappa Nu, Kappa Gamma Pi, and Pi Mu Epsilon honors fraternities. He was a finalist for the Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Senior Award, and received the Founder’s Day Electrical Engineering Award and Archbishop John Mark Gannon Award.

Matt serves as the faculty advisor for the WVU Star Wars Club.  Outside of WVU, Matt spends much of his time doing charity work as a member of the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion. He has served as President of the PA and Delaware chapter of the Rebel Legion, and costume advisor, Sergeant at Arms, and Vice President of the Western PA chapter of the 501st Legion.


Education:

BSE – Electrical Engineering – Gannon University – 2002 (Summa Cum Laude)
BS – Mathematics with Secondary Education – Gannon University – 2003 (Summa Cum Laude)
MS – Mathematics – West Virginia University – 2006 
PhD – Education – West Virginia University – 2018

Courses offered at WVU:

  • Math 126 – College Algebra
  • Math 128 – Trigonometry

  • Math 129 – Pre-Calculus

  • Math 150 – Applied Calculus

  • Math 153 – Calculus 1a with Pre-Calculus

  • Math 154 – Calculus 1b with Pre-Calculus

  • Math 155 – Calculus 1

  • Math 156 – Calculus 2

  • Math 231 – Algebra and Geometry

  • Math 232 – Number and Algebra

  • Math 233 – Measurement and Geometry

  • Math 238 – Modern Geometry for Teachers

  • Math 251 – Multivariable Calculus

  • Math 261 – Introduction to Differential Equations

Research Interests:

Matt’s research interests primarily involve teaching and curriculum, but he has been a part of studies involving supplemental instruction, feedback on proofs, and calculus experience.


Recent Publications:

Miller, D., & Schraeder, M. (2013). Using cognitive science with active learning in a large lecture college algebra course. Proceedings of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (RUME) Conference.
http://pzacad.pitzer.edu/~dbachman/RUME_XVI_Linked_Schedule/rume16_submission_18.pdf

Schraeder, M. R., Pyzdrowski, L. J., & Miller, D. A. (2016). The Impact of Prior Exposure to Calculus. American Journal of Educational Research7(3), 237-243.
http://pubs.sciepub.com/education/7/3/8/
DOI:10.12691/education-7-3-8

Schraeder, M. R. (2018). Impact of Inquiry-Based, Question-and-Answer Instruction in High-Enrollment Classes. [Doctoral dissertation, West Virginia University]. Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 6587
https://researchrepository.wvu.edu/etd/6587

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