Singletary Named Recipient of Excellence in Scholarship Award 

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Laura Singletary

Dr. Laura Singletary, associate professor of mathematics, has been named the recipient of Lee University’s 2023 Excellence in Scholarship Award.  

The winner of this award is chosen each year by the Faculty Scholarship and Research Committee.  

“Dr. Laura Singletary’s scholarship is stellar work that is an excellent contribution to the university and to the academy at large,” said Lee President Dr. Mark L. Walker. “She has become one of Lee University’s most dedicated faculty members whose scholarly work is well deserving of this honor.” 

Singletary’s area of research is related to how teachers support students in sharing their mathematical reasoning with the class to promote meaningful learning of mathematics. She is currently collaborating on a research project, “Learning to Support Productive Collective Argumentation in Secondary Mathematics Classes.” She has published research in journals such as Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Mathematical Thinking and Learning, and Educational Studies in Mathematics. 

“One of the main reasons I engage in research is because researching elements of mathematics teaching and learning has informed and influenced my own teaching,” said Singletary. “I am honored to receive this award, and I share it with the prospective and practicing teachers I work with at Lee who inspire me daily.”  

Singletary joined Lee’s faculty in 2012. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy in mathematics education from the University of Georgia where she was awarded the Presidential Graduate Fellowship. At Lee, she teaches mathematics and pedagogy courses for prospective teachers. Singletary has co-directed grant projects for the Mathematical Association of America and the Tennessee Department of Education. She has also mentored undergraduate student research, and her students have been published and have presented their research at national conferences.  

The Excellence in Scholarship Award is one of three faculty excellence awards recognizing teaching, scholarship, and advising. They are considered the highest honors bestowed on Lee faculty each year.  

Walker officially recognized Singletary for this award during the university’s spring commencement. 

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