Background

I grew up in a small town in the beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire. I then earned my BS in Physics and Mathematics at Gordon College on the North Shore of Massachusetts. I loved seeing the applications of mathematics in physics but was also drawn to the beauty of theoretical mathematics. I came to UConn in the fall of 2013 and earned my MS in Mathematics in 2015. I'm currently a fifth year graduate student working towards my PhD in mathematics with a research focus in mathematics education. I am especially interested in undergraduate mathematics education and how we can better support students in their mathematics endeavors. I expect to complete my doctoral program in May of 2019.

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Current Classes

MATH 2010Q: Fundamentals of Algebra and Geometry I Fall 2017

Syllabus

Previous Teaching

  • MATH 2010Q: Fundamentals of Algebra and Geometry I, Lecturer Fall 2017
  • MATH 2011Q: Fundamentals of Algebra and Geometry II, Lecturer Spring 2017
  • MATH 1020Q: Problem Solving, Lecturer Summer 2017
  • MATH 1071Q: Calculus for Business and Economics, Lecturer Fall 2016 & 2015
  • MATH 1131Q: Calculus I, Lecturer Summer 2016
  • MATH 1131Q: Calculus I, Discussion Sections Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013
  • MATH 1132Q: Calculus II, Discussion Sections Spring 2016 & 2015
  • Research

    My research is in mathematics education, primarily at the undergraduate level. My adviser is Dr. Fabiana Cardetti. I am currently interested in investigating the impact of Quantitative Learning Centers (centers on campuses of institutions of higher education that support students in increasing their quantitative literacy) and other support systems available to undergraduate students.

    Publications

  • Dutter, S., Haire, M., & Setniker, A. (2014) The complement of Fermat curves in the plane. Involve: A Journal of Mathematics, 7(5), 611-614.
  • Conferences Attended

  • 2017: Mathematics for Future Teachers Rutgers, NJ
  • 2017: Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (RUME) San Diego, CA
  • 2017: Mentoring and Partnerships for Women in RUME (MPWR) Seminar San Diego, CA
  • 2016: Association of Math Teacher Educators in CT (AMTEC) Fall Conference New Britain, CT
  • 2016: MPWR Seminar Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2013: MAA Fall Northeastern Sectional Meeting Norton, MA
  • 2013: AMS Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting Chestnut Hill, MA
  • 2013: Joint Mathematics Meetings San Diego, CA
  • 2012: MAA Fall Northeastern Sectional MeetingBridgewater, MA
  • Talks given

    Contact Me

    Office Hours:

    My office hours for Fall 2017 are Tuesdays 3:30-5pm, Wednesdays 10-11:30am, and by appointment in Monteith 422.

    Email:

    melissa.haire@uconn.edu

    Office Phone:

    (860) 486-8071