• Dr. Laura Singletary
    Dr. Laura Singletary

    Singletary joined Lee’s faculty in fall 2012. She was recently named the winner of the 2016 Janet Rahamut Award, a recognition chosen by students to honor faculty who are most actively engaged with the student body.

    “Dr. Singletary truly exemplifies Christian service by loving her colleagues and our students well," said Dr. Debra Mimbs, associate professor of mathematics. “One cannot be around her for long without seeing that she truly cares for each student in her classes. She teaches with passion and creativity. She continues to push education forward with her research, and she sacrificially serves within our department and the university. We are blessed beyond measure to have her here at Lee."

    Singletary has co-directed grant projects from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the Tennessee Department of Education. She has mentored several students who have presented research at regional undergraduate mathematics conferences as well as at the Mathematical Association of America’s MathFest conference. Her students have won national awards from the MAA for their research conducted in her History of Mathematics class. Some of these students have had their research published in a history of mathematics journal, Convergence

    She is passionate about research in mathematics education, because she views the development of problem solving and analytical skills as an integral part of preparing students to help address the world’s problems. She is currently researching how secondary mathematics teachers support collective argumentation. This research focuses on how teachers help their students make their mathematical thinking part of the classroom discussion and student learning. 

    Singletary regularly presents her research at national conferences, such as the Joint Mathematics Meetings. Recently, she presented with researchers from across the country at a research symposium for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2016 Research Conference.

    She has published research in such publications as Mathematical Thinking and Learning, Educational Studies in Mathematics, Mathematics Teacher Educator, Mathematics Teacher, and School Science and Mathematics.

    Singletary earned her doctorate in mathematics education from the University of Georgia and was awarded the Presidential Graduate Fellowship while there. She received her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Lee University. While studying at Lee, Singletary was a Centennial Scholar and recipient of the departmental mathematics award.

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