Faculty Profile

Mathematics Faculty

Barbara O'Donovan, MS

Instructor of Engineering and Mathematics & Statistics, Engineering Program Coordinator

B.S. in Mathematics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
M.S in Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Courses I Teach

Math for Social Justice, Calculus, Statics, Elements of Calculus, Introduction to Engineering

Areas of Expertise 

Mathematics and Engineering Education, Wind Energy Applications

I care deeply about my students’ learning and I want all students to feel capable and competent using mathematics in their everyday lives. In the classroom, I use a differentiated approach to instruction and strive to elicit higher order thinking skills to encourage students to use critical thinking to develop problem solving strategies. Being comfortable with mathematics in our ever-changing and high-tech world is essential!

Barbara O’Donovan, instructor of engineering and mathematics & statistics, presented “Measuring Income Inequality in a General Education or Calculus Mathematics Classroom” at the Mathematical Association of America’s MathFest 2018 held August 1-4 in Denver, CO.
(posted January 2019)

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