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Dr. Pamela W. Miller
Residential Faculty
Phone: 
602.285.7158
Email: 
Building: 
Liberal Arts Building
Room: 
A222
always available online
Education: 
Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from University of California at Santa Cruz
Master of Arts in Community College Education with a mathematics emphasis from Northern Arizona University
Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Arizona University
Quote: 
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. Marie Curie An indivdual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. MLK Jr Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death. Albert Einstein The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson. Tom Bodett
Overview: 

My educational philosophy and the way I teach all of my classes is very simple.  Students learn mathematics best by doing.  Students taking any of my mathematics classes will be actively engaged in the learning process by watching video lectures before attending class and then during class participating in whiteboard work in small groups. This learning environment allows me to give each and every one of of my students feedback on their mathematics notation and problem solving skills every time we meet for class.  This in turn enables students get all of their questions answered while they are solving problems during class and then they are prepared to do their homework and assignments with a greater understanding of the material.

Biography: 

I have 20 years of teaching experience at the high school, community college and university level. I am a former collegiate volleyball player and former high school volleyball coach.  I feel any type of athletics and any form of exercise is important for a healthy, happy and full life.  

Academic Interests: 
I am very interested in brain research and the best way for students to acquire and retain knowledge.
Professional Affiliations: 
AMATYC American Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges NCTM National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Service to the Maricopa Community College: 
URSA Majors Co-Coordinator NFO New Faculty Orientation Co-Coordinator Mathapalooza Coordinator Math Technology Committee Member Math OER Committee Member Math Text Book Adoption Committee Member Adopt-A-Family Participant