Part of Texas Wesleyan since 1965, Dr. Moore is very enthusiastic about math. “Math is challenging, complex, fun, entertaining, and everywhere in our world! Math is possible and needed for many jobs. Some students struggle with math and some love it. It is a challenge to meet our students where they are in their math journey and rewarding to see them progress. I love seeing students come to appreciate math and not look at it as a dreaded course that has to be taken to graduate.”
Texas Wesleyan’s size allows her to work one-on-one with students and in small groups on class work and projects, helping find internships, and applying to graduate and professional schools.
She enjoys teaching Pre-Calculus. “Students in this course are either math or science majors so they are really wanting to study math and they enjoy it.” Her other favorite classes to teach include capstone classes for math secondary certification students. “These students are ready to graduate and plan to be high school teachers. They are preparing for the classroom and for the state math certification exam for secondary education teachers. They know what they have to do and really work towards that goal.”
Dr. Moore is involved in Expanding Your Horizons, a math and science conference for middle school girls, as well as TexPREP, a program that encourages students to start preparing in middle and high school for science and engineering career paths. She also is an advisor to Mortar Board and Dimensions. “My special interest is showing young people that education can lead to a wonderful life.”
Ph.D. Mathematical Sciences — University of Texas at Arlington
M.S. Mathematics — University of Minnesota
B.A. Mathematics — Drake University
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Dr. Moore enjoys time with her four grandchildren and camping in her RV, especially in Texas state parks and near where one of her daughters and family live in New Hampshire. She is active in the Polytechnic United Methodist Church, chairing its missions division and teaching Sunday school. Dr. Moore is also a member of the United Methodist Church’s Shalom, which works in the Polytechnic Heights community.