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Academic Skills Specialists

Nancy Myers
Biography:

Nancy Myers joined the Academic Skills staff in August of 1989 as a GENS097 adjunct instructor.  In August of 1993, she became the first person to serve as Math Specialist at a time when Academic Skills was just starting to form.  The full time staff totaled 4 people.  Besides teaching, her duties included supervising GENS 097 adjunct instructors and recruiting, training and supervising the math tutors, and serves as the liaison between Academic Skills and the Math Department. In December of 2006, Nancy’s job title changed to Math Specialist and Placement Testing Coordinator.  Supervising placement testing was added to her duties.    

Nancy has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from ISUE (now known as USI) and a Master of Arts degree in Education from the University of Evansville.  She has been an educator for 34 years, 18 of those years as the full time Math Specialist.  She has presented numerous workshops at USI covering topics such as:  Math Anxiety, Math Test Taking Tips and Paper folding.  She has presented at NADE conferences several times sharing ideas that she uses in class.  Nancy is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Association of Developmental Education.

In 200-2008 Nancy attended the Ivy Tech Academy for Instructional Excellence representing the university and is now considered a Master Teacher.  She was also recognized in Who’s Who Among Teachers in 2004.  She has been a Math Pioneer with the Pearson Publishing since it began in 2004.
 
In her spare time, Nancy enjoys working in the University Division Adopt-a-Spot and spending time with her family.  She also works with Angel Food Ministries and teaches the SAT Math Prep class several times each year.

Nancy favorite saying when it comes to teaching is “Am I teaching math to students or am I teaching students math?”  Nancy prefers to teach students
Math Specialist

Placement Testing Coordinator
ED 1112
8600 University Boulevard
Evansville, IN 47712
Phone 812-464-1743
Email:Nancy Myers

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am-4:30pm
EDUCATION
  • B.S., Mathematics, Indiana State University Evansville (USI)        
  • M.A., Education,  University of Evansville

 

WORK HISTORY

2006 - Present

Math Specialist & Placement Testing Coordinator, University of Southern Indiana
1993 - 2006 Math Specialist, University of Southern Indiana
1989 - 1993 Adjunct Instructor, University of Southern Indiana
1979 - 1985 7th/8th grade teacher, St. Ann’s Catholic School, Morganfield, KY
 

Substitute teacher with a 1 semester stint at St. James, Haubstadt teaching 4th grade and another 1 semester stint teaching math at Gibson Southern in Fort Branch.

TRAINING AND RELATED EXPERIENCES
 

Additional Professional Training

  • Accuplacer training – Denver,  Colorado
MEMBERSHIPS, AFFILIATIONS. AND OTHER OFFICES HELD
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - NCTM
  • National Association of Developmental Education (NADE)
ACTIVITIES

1995

Textbook reviewer for Pearson for Introductory Algebra Textbook, Fifth Edition
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Selected Presentations


  • “Relax…It’s Just Math” -Atlanta, GA, NADE Conference, 1998
  • “Keep Them Coming to Math” – Poster Presentation, Philadelphia, PA, NADE Conference, 2006
  • “Test Anxiety and Test Prep” – Table Display, Evansville, IN, SWICTM conference,1995
HONORS AND AWARDS
  • Who’s Who Among Americas Teachers – 2003
ORGANIZATIONS
  • 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)
  • Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM)
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
  • President’s Award for Excellence in Instruction
  • President’s Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Who’s Who Among  America’s Teachers
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
  • Making macramé chairs incorporating pictures and multiple colors
  • Flower gardening
  • Working with Angel Food Ministries
  • Sudoku puzzles
  • Listening to music, especially Country music


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