People

Carol Seaman

Carol Seaman

Retired Associate Professor

Starting year at UNCG: 2008
Ending year at UNCG: 2018

Education

Degree(s): Ph.D. in Mathematics, Central Michigan University (2000)

Selected Publications

  • Seaman, C. E. & Szydlik, J. E. (2012). Sociomathematical norms and mathematical sophistication: A qualitative case study of an inquiry-based mathematics course for preservice elementary teachers. 15th Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education.
  • Seaman, C. E. & Szydlik, J. E. (2012). Prospective Elementary Teachers’ Evolving Meanings for Generalizing, Doing Mathematics, and Justifying. 15th Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education.
  • Szydlik, J. E., Kuennen, E., & Seaman, C. E. (2009). Development of an Instrument to Measure Mathematical Sophistication. Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education.
  • Szydlik, J. E. & Seaman, C. E. (2013). Big Ideas in Mathematics for Future Elementary Teachers: Big Ideas in Arithmetic McGraw-Hill Publishing.
  • Szydlik, J. E. & Seaman, C. E. (2012). Big Ideas in Mathematics for Future Elementary Teachers: Big Ideas in Data Analysis and Probability McGraw-Hill Publishing.
  • Seaman, C. E. & Szydlik, J. E. (2012). Big Ideas in Mathematics for Future Elementary Teachers: Big Ideas in Geometry McGraw Hill Publishing.
  • Seaman, C. E., Szydlik, J. E., & Kuennen, E. (2011). Big Ideas in Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometries McGraw Hill.
  • Szydlik, J. E., Beam, J., Kuennen, E., & Seaman, C. E. (2013). Probability and Statistics for Prospective Middle Grades Teachers, Resources for Preparing Middle School Mathematics Teachers: MAA Notes #80. Mathematical Association of America.
  • Szydlik, J. E., Beam, J., Kuennen, E., & Seaman, C. E. (2013). The Middle School Program at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Resources for Preparing Middle School Mathematics Teachers: MAA Notes #80. Mathematical Association of America.

Brief Biography

Carol Seaman graduated from Newberry College in Newberry S.C with honors in 1969 and then earned a MA degree in mathematics from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1971. After a detour through the fields of child-rearing (a son and a daughter), multi-line insurance sales, and real estate, Carol returned to academia in 1989 teaching mathematics at Edison Community College in Ft. Myers Florida for six years. In 1996 after her youngest child finished high school, Carol returned to doctoral studies at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant Michigan. While completing her dissertation, Carol spent the year 1999-2000 as a Visiting Professor at Albion College in Albion Michigan. After receiving her Ph. D in mathematics in 2000, she accepted an assistant professor position at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where she specialized in the mathematical preparation of elementary and middle school teachers, conducting research in mathematics education and preparing curriculum materials in mathematics for these future teachers.

Carol came to UNCG in 2008 as a tenured Associate Professor of mathematics and assumed the position of program coordinator for secondary licensure in mathematics. In this role, she developed new and revised existing mathematics courses for secondary teachers at the undergraduate and the graduate level. She taught courses in calculus, Euclidean geometry, and non-Euclidean geometry as well as other courses that were specialized for licensure students and for masters students in Math Ed. While at the University, Carol also served as the organizing faculty coordinator of the RISE (Research and Instruction in STEM Education) Network and worked with colleagues in the School of Education on several NC Quest grants, providing professional development to teachers in K-12 education. She remained at UNCG until her retirement in 2018.

Carol intends to spend her retirement years enjoying family, friends, travel, and the NC mountains with her husband and dog Annie. She is also toying with the idea of acquiring a masters degree in astrophysics!