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Keith E. Schwingendorf
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Keith Schwingendorf is a Professor of Mathematics at Purdue University North Central (PNC). He earned his B.S, M.S. and Ph.D. at Purdue West Lafayette (PUWL). He taught mathematics at PUWL for 13 years and taught calculus to the “masses” 8 years in EE 129. In 1986, 1988, 1989 he was chosen a Top 10 Undergraduate Teacher in Science and in 1990 The Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher in Science. He was a Co-PI on three NSF DUE Calculus Reform grants ($934,000; 1987-1997) establishing the first Macintosh teaching lab on campus, and he served as co-chair of four Ph.D. committees, co-authored three calculus texts, and a monograph on cooperative learning in collegiate mathematics. He moved to PNC in 1991 and was promoted to Professor in 1996. Students chose him as the Outstanding Teacher in Science in 1998 and 2003.

Via an NSF ILI grant he established the first Macintosh computer lab at PNC. He served as Founding Dean of the College of Science (2006-2013) and previously Chair of the Mathematics, Statistics, Physics Department. His scholarship continued as Dean and Chair as Co-PI of three NSF DUE ($575,000) for research into children's learning of mathematics, and two IDOE Partnership grants ($827,000) for K-9 algebra readiness. He has over 20 publications, presented over 40 papers and talks, and has conducted over 20 workshops on the teaching and learning of mathematics.

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