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Dr. Tena Roepke

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
220 Mathile Science Center
Ada, OH 45810
419-772-2353
Biography: 
  • 8/84-present:  Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Ohio Northern University (tenured since 8/90)
  • 8/91-6/93:  Director of Institutional Research, Ohio Northern University
  • 3/04-8/12:  Director of Teacher Education, Associate Professor of Mathematics/Education, Ohio Northern University
  • 8/83-6/84:  Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Bowling Green State University
  • 8/82-6/83:  Graduate Assistant, College of Education, Bowling Green State University
  • 1/82-6/82:  High School Mathematics Teacher, Elmwood High School, Ohio Northern University
  • 8/81-12/81:  Substitute Teacher, various schools, grades, and subjects
  • 8/80-7/81:  High School Mathematics Teacher, Person County Senior High School, North Carolina
Education: 

B.S., M.Ed., M.A. (Bowling Green), Ed.D (Toledo)

Teaching Interests: 

Courses taught at ONU have included Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, Calculus for Life Sciences, Intro to Statistics, Biostatistics, Statistics for Scientists and Engineers, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Abstract Algebra, Integrated Mathematics Methods, Middle Grades Mathematics Methods, Early Childhood Mathematics Methods, Math for Secondary Teachers, and Assessment for Early and Middle Childhood.  Responsibilities include a supervisory role for prospective teachers in local schools.

Awards: 
  • Irene Casteel Chair in Education, Professional and Social Sciences, Irene Casteel Chair, Ohio Northern University. (2008-09).
  • Mary Reichelderfer Chair in Mathematics, Mary Reichelderfer Chair, Ohio Northern University. (2000-01).
  • Mary Reichelderfer Chair in Mathematics, Mary Reichelderfer Chair, Ohio Northern University. (1992-93).
  • Exemplary Teacher at a United Methodist-Affiliated University, United Methodist Church. (1991-92).
  • Ohio Northern University Excellence in Teaching Award, Ohio Northern University. (1991-92).
Research Interests: 

Mathematics Education; Mathematics Anxiety; Literacy Strategies in the Mathematics Classroom

Selected Presentations:

  • Roepke, T. L.  NCTM Annual Meeting, “"Literacy Strategies to Impact Learning in the College Calculus Classroom", National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, New Orleans, LA.
  • Roepke, T.L.  OCTM Annual Meeting, “"Literacy Strategies to Impact Learning in the College Calculus Classroom", Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Dayton, Ohio.
  • Roepke, T. L.  NCTM Regional Meeting, "Data Analysis in the Primary Grades," National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Roepke, T. L.   NCTM Regional Meeting, "Mathematics History for Prospective Middle Grades Teachers," National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Roepke, T. L.  NCTM Regional Meeting, "Using LOGO to Explore Secondary School Mathematics," National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Roepke, T. L., OCTM Annual Meeting, "Combinatorics and Problem Solving," Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Roepke, T. L.  OCTM Annual Meeting, "Let's Write that Differently - A Look at Alternate Systems of Numeration," Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Roepke, T. L.  OCTM Annual Meeting, "Tangrams with LOGO," Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Roepke, T. L.  SNEA State Meeting, "Manipulatives in the Mathematics Classroom," Student National Education Association, Columbus, Ohio.

Other Professional Service

  • Mathematics Content Committee, Ohio Graduation Test, Ohio Department of Education, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Educator Standards Board, Columbus, Ohio. (2008 - 2010).
  • Ohio Board of Regents Mathematics Teaching Fellow, Columbus, Ohio. (2003 - 2006)
Mathematics and Statistics Department

Heidi Leek

419-772-2346
mathematics@onu.edu
Mathile 240
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed