SciTech Faculty - Susan Goodwin

Name: 
Goodwin, Susan
Title: 
Professor
Department: 
Computer Science, Math and Physics
Degrees: 
A.B., M.S., Ed.D. West Virginia University
Biography: 

I received an A.B. and an M.S. in mathematics from West Virginia University. I took enough education hours to be certified to teach in the public schools. I taught high school mathematics for five years before resigning to raise children. I was an adjunct instructor at Fairmont State for several years before I returned to teaching full time. I received a doctorate in mathematics education from West Virginia University in 1997. My research studied attitudes and abilities of developmental algebra students in problem solving. Presently, I oversee the mathematics education program at Fairmont State University. Currently, a shortage of public school math teachers is a cause of concern in every state. At Fairmont, we are trying to remedy this need by training highly qualified teachers.

What have you learned while teaching at Fairmont State?: 

I have learned to appreciate the struggles of many of my students who need to work to support themselves while getting an undergraduate education.

What do your students like best about your class?: 

Students like my enthusiasm for mathematics.