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Mathematics, Computer Science & Statistics Department

Janel Schultz, Ed.D.
Janel Schultz
Mathematics and Statistics - Associate Professor

(507) 457-1485
jschultz@smumn.edu

Janel Schultz is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. She has been teaching at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota since 1990. Her primary interests are in mathematics education and teacher education. She especially enjoys getting students involved by inviting them to attend mathematics education conferences with her.

Contact Information

Phone: 507 457 1485

JSchultz@smumn.edu

Education
Ed.D., Mathematics Education, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, 1995
M.S., Mathematics, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, 1990
B.S., Mathematics, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, 1983

Scholarly & Creative Interests

Mathematics Education

Teacher Education

Additional Teaching Experience
Summers 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011: GPDE instructor, Catholic College of Mandeville, Mandeville, Jamaica, and Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona, MN.

1997 to 2010: Facilitator, Master of Education in Teaching and Learning Program, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN

2006-2007: Associate Director, Master of Education in Teaching and Learning Program, Saint Mary’s University, Winona, MN

1983-1987: Junior High School Math/Science/Computer Science Teacher, Sioux Falls, SD

Professional Experience/Grants

2003: American Statistics Association teams conference participant, Athens, Georgia

2000-present: South Dakota State University, mathematics department advisory board

1999-2000: SciMath Minnesota Grant, District 861 TIMSS report study group.

1999-2000: District 861 Math Education Techniques and Curriculum Advisory Group. MCTM delegate for District 1

1997: Co-director, SciMath Minnesota Grant to Develop K-8 Mathematics/Science Concentration for pre-service elementary teachers.

Summers 1997, 1998, 2000: Co-director, Eisenhower Foundation grants to deliver two-week intensive “hand-on” geometry institutes for area K-8 teachers.

1997: Co-director, Eisenhower Foundation grant for the purpose of developing new courses in mathematics for pre-service elementary teachers.

Selected Presentations
2011: Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics spring conference

2010: Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics spring conference

2005: American Educational Research Association conference, Montreal

2000: The Collaboration Conference

1996: Math/Science Symposium, Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota

1995: Math/Science Symposium, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota

Selected Publications
The Effects of Instruction in Heuristics on the use of Problem Solving Strategies and Problem Solving Performance of Preservice Elementary Education Majors, Second Eisenhower Focused Initiative K-12 Mathematics & Science Symposium, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota, 1995

Professional Organizations
Association for Women in Mathematics
Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Pi Mu Epsilon