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Academic Skills Specialists

Cyd Fithian
Biography:

Cyd Fithian is the Assistant Math Specialist in University Division. She has a Master’s degree in Math Education from the University of Southern Indiana, a Bachelor’s degree in Math Education from the Western Illinois University and an Associate’s degree in Mathematics from Spoon River College. She has 38 years of experience as an educator, which 29 years have been devoted to college level math. She holds teaching licenses in both Illinois and Indiana. She has combined experience in the field of teaching math, supervising math instructors and tutors, planning the curriculum for the Gens 097 mathematics courses, and participating in the placement testing of incoming USI students. She also has 29 years in the field of learning assistance and student support services. She has given numerous presentations at workshops and institutes at national and regional conferences.

Her passion for teaching and student involvement has earned her the President’s Award for Excellence in Instruction, President’s Award for Teaching Excellence, and Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. She is an active member of the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA), National Association for Developmental Education (NADE), Indiana Association for Developmental Education (INADE), Association for the Tutoring Profession (ATP), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

Assistant Math Specialist
ED 1116
8600 University Boulevard
Evansville, IN 47712
Phone 812-464-1743
Email:Cyd Fithian

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am-4:30pm
EDUCATION
  • A.S., Math and Science, Spoon River College
  • B.S., Math Education K-12, Western Illinois University
  • M.S., Secondary Education/ Math, University of Southern Indiana
WORK HISTORY
2005-present Assistant Math Specialist, University Division, University of Southern Indiana
1992-2005    Algebra Instructor, Academic Skills, University of Southern Indiana

1984- 2005

Algebra Instructor, Math Department, Ivy Tech State College

2000-2001

Manager, Center for Academic Skills in Housing, University of Southern Indiana
1980-1984 Math Tutor
1975-1976 Teacher, 4th grade,  Canton, Illinois
TRAINING AND RELATED EXPERIENCES
 

Additional Professional Training

  • University of Southern Indiana
  • University of Arizona
MEMBERSHIPS, AFFILIATIONS. AND OTHER OFFICES HELD
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
  • College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA)
  • National Association for Developmental Education (NADE)
  • Indiana Association for Developmental Education (INADE)
  • The Association for the Tutoring Profession (ATP)
ACTIVITIES

2007

AASCU Conference – American Association of State Colleges and Universities-Remedial Math Conference, Austin, Texas
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Selected Presentations


Fithian, C. (2008).  Using Memory Techniques to Improve Comprehension in Algebra.  NADE  Annual Conference.

Fithian, C. (2008).  Effective Conflict Management:  Pro Active Steps to a Peaceful Learning Environment.  CRLA National Conference

Fithian, C. (2013) What do you mean, no more lectures? NADE Annual Conference.

HONORS AND AWARDS
  • President’s Award for Excellence in Instruction (1999, 2000, 2001, 2003).
  • WHO’S WHO AMONG AMERICA’S TEACHER’S   (1998, 2003).
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
  • United Caring Shelter – serve one evening a month
  • Bicycling
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