Mathus Hall/Taylor 214
Education: PhD, Mathematics Education, Oregon State Univeristy, 1999, MSEd, Mathematics Education, Western Oregon State College, 1985, BA, Mathematics, Linfield College, 1975 Magna cum laude
Dr. VanCleave's current interests are in undergraduate mathematics education and mathematics teacher preparation. She works with both preservice and inservice teachers. Her current research is on student discourse in mathematics classrooms. The Oregon Mathematics Leadership Institute (OMLI) has provided a perfect venue for pursuing this interest.
Her dissertation research focused on the beliefs and practices of high school teachers and the use of graphing calculators. She is currently examining the effects of participation in an MSP project of student discourse in higher-education faculty's classrooms. First year courses such as Intermediate Algebra, Precalculus, and Finite Math With Calculus along with Statistics and Mathematics For Elementary Teachers compose the bulk of Dr. VanCleave's teaching load. She also has an interest in Operations Research and has developed a special topics course in that area. As a mathematics educator, she advises many of Linfield's prospective high school math teachers.