- PHD, (Mathematics Education)
- MS, (Mathematics)
- BS, (Mathematics)
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Daniel Showalter received a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Urbana University, an M.S. in Mathematics from Ohio University, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from Ohio University. At EMU, Daniel teaches mathematics, statistics, and computer science courses. His research interests include rural mathematics education, statistics education, data visualization, and causal inference on quasiexperimental data. He enjoys coffee conversations, math puzzles, anything multicultural, and dancing with his two little girls.
I strive to serve as a guide into the world of Mathematics. Having been fortunate enough to personally experience the beauty, power, and fun of mathematics, I delight in connecting others to these rather esoteric sides of math. For students who are already hooked on the wonders of math, I challenge them to dive deeper. For those who are unsure or anxious, I love nothing more than when they finish the class saying, “What other math classes could I take?”
Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts
- Showalter, D. (2019, June). Small is beautiful: Leveraging the small size of departments to make rapid cultural changes. Presented at the biannual meeting of the Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences, Indiana Wesleyan, Marion, IN.
- Showalter, D. (2019, Jan.). Changes in student attitudes and understanding within a statistical reasoning learning environment. Presented at the annual Joint Mathematical Meetings, Baltimore, MD.
- Showalter, D. (2017, Nov.). Improving retention of underrepresented STEM majors through embedded tutoring. Presented at the MD-DC-VA regional meeting of the MAA, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA.
- Showalter, D., Klein, R., Johnson, J., & Hartman, S.L. (2017, Apr.). Capitol Hill briefing on Why Rural Matters 2015–16. Presented in a Senate meeting room of the Capitol building, Washington, DC.
- Showalter, D. (2017, Jan.). Rural education in Florida: Then and now. Inaugural speaker for the Institute for the Advancement of Research, Innovation, and Practice in Rural Education: University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.
- Showalter, D. (2016, Aug.). Measuring college readiness. Webinar presented to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Lab’s Rural Student College Readiness Research Alliance.
- Showalter, D. (2016, July). Postsecondary readiness in rural schools. Presented at a Cross-RELs conference held on postsecondary readiness. Nashville, TN.
- Showalter, D. (2015, Jan.). Do high school mathematics courses prepare students for college placement tests? Presented at the annual Joint Mathematical Meetings, San Antonio, TX.
- Showalter, D., & Sturgill, D. (2014, Oct.). Advanced quantitative reasoning: Mathematics for informed citizenship. Presented at the annual meeting of the National Network for Educational Renewal, Cincinnati, OH.
- Showalter, D., & Klein, R. (2014, Sept.). Myths and omissions in rural STEM education. Keynote speech at the annual Appalachian Ohio Mathematics and Science Teaching Research Symposium, Ohio University, Athens, OH.
- Showalter, D. (2014, Sept.). The current state of rural education across the nation. Webinar presented to i3 (Investing in Innovation fund) grantees, hosted by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Showalter, D., & Klein, R. (2014, July). Capitol Hill briefing on Why Rural Matters 2013–14. Presented in a Senate meeting room of the Capitol building, Washington, DC.
- Showalter, D., Hernandez, S., Richard, A., & Kennedy Manzo, K. (2014, May). Rural reporting: Another country? Presented at the 67th national seminar of the Education Writers Association, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
Church, Community and Professional Service
- Reviewer for the International Journal of Pedagogical Research
- Panelist for NSF and Department of Education grant reviews
- Reviewer for British Educational Research Journal
- Reviewer for Journal of Research in Rural Education
- Reviewer for American Journal of Education
- Mathematics instructor for MathPath summer camp
Honors, Awards and Grants
- John M. Smith Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching. Mathematical Association of America -- Virginia, Maryland, DC Section.
- National Science Foundation grant for Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program (NOYCE) (2021-2025). “STEM Teachers Applying Restorative Justice in Education Together”. Co-PI.
- Excellence in Teaching Award: Tenured Professor Category, EMU (2020). Peer nominations and a selection committee of faculty/administration.
EMU Summer Teaching Grant (2019, 1K). “Beyond Normal Statistics.”
Virtual Library of Virginia Course Redesign Grant (2019-2020, 2K). “Python Jubilee”.
- National Science Foundation grant for Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) (2018–2022). “STEM Scholars Engaging in Local Problems”. Co-PI.
- National Science Foundation grant for Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) (2016–2019). “Faculty-Led Institutional Transformation for Teaching Diverse Learners in STEM”. Co-PI.
- American Educational Research Association’s Institute on Statistical Analysis for Education Policy: Using Large-Scale Data to Study Mathematics Education and Outcomes (May 2016). Washington, DC, funded by the National Science Foundation.
- Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences
- Mathematical Association of America
Professional Conferences Attended
- Joint Mathematical Meetings (AMS and MAA)
- MD/VA/DC regional meeting of the Mathematical Association of America
- Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences Annual Meeting
New Courses Taught
STAT 150: Data Visualization
CCREL 315: Asian Religion and Culture (Cross-cultural to Thailand)
CCHIS 315: Historical and Contemporary Issues in East Asia (Cross-cultural to Thailand)
CCLNG 112: Asian Languages (Cross-cultural to Thailand)
CCSOC 307: Community Development in Asia (Cross-cultural to Thailand)
CCSSC 201: Cross cultural in the social sciences: Southeast Asia (Cross-cultural to Thailand)
- Advisor for the Asian and Pacific Islander Student Association (APISA)
- Faculty Liaison for the China Visiting Scholars program
- Advisor for the Computer Programming Contest group
- Academic advisor for 14 students
- Served on the Committee on Teacher Education (COTE)
- Served on the Bookstore Committee