Biography of Elaine M. Hubbard‚ Ph.D.

Elaine M. Hubbard‚ Ph.D.‚ is professor emeritus of mathematics at Kennesaw State University. Her commitment to innovative teaching in mathematics has been evident throughout her career.

Georgia (May 14, 2004) — Elaine M. Hubbard‚ Ph.D.‚ is professor emeritus of mathematics at Kennesaw State University. Her commitment to innovative teaching in mathematics has been evident throughout her career. Hubbard was among the first to pilot the use of graphic calculators in teaching math and Earth algebra. Her groundbreaking use of technology is seen as a model for teaching developmental mathematics and has gained her national recognition. In addition‚ Hubbard received the 2001 KSU Distinguished Teaching Award for Learning Support Programs. She is a sought after speaker at national mathematics conferences and on college campuses throughout the country. 

Hubbard's career at Kennesaw State began as a student; she received her associate's degree in mathematics in 1970 at what was then Kennesaw Junior College. She went on to earn her Ph.D. from Georgia Tech‚ and returned to Kennesaw State as a professor of mathematics in 1975‚ following post−doctoral work at the University of Delaware in Newark‚ Delaware. 

Since 1995‚ Hubbard has co−authored 13 math textbooks. The American Mathematical Association for Two−Year Colleges has recognized these textbooks as best incorporating the association's goals as stated in their standards for introductory college mathematics. The textbooks reflect Hubbard's commitment to use her scholarship of teaching as a foundation for enhancing student success in mathematics. 

Hubbard has been involved in numerous professional organizations‚ including the honor societies Mu Alpha Theta‚ Pi Mu Epsilon‚ Tau Beta Pi‚ and Phi Kappa Phi; the scientific research society Sigma Xi; Golden Key Honor Society; American Mathematics Society; Mathematics Association of America; and American Mathematics Association for Two−Year Colleges. 

An active member of the community‚ Hubbard has been involved in the Kennesaw State University Alumni Association‚ the Cherokee County Historical Society‚ the Woodstock Centennial Commission‚ the Cherokee County Library Board‚ and the Sequoyah Regional Library Board. She has also served as a poll manager for Cherokee County. 

Hubbard‚ a native of Cherokee County‚ resides in Woodstock.





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