# Dr. Cynthia Stenger

### Current Courses

- MA 395 Directed Research
- MA 420 Combinatorics/ Graph Theory
- MA 495 Directed Research

### Education

- 1999 Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City
- 1983 M.A., University of Alabama in Huntsville
- 1980 B.A., Mid-America Nazarene University

### Research Interest

- STEM education
- Advanced mathematical thinking
- Using computer programming as an instructional tool
- Conceptions of countably and uncountably infinite sets

### Publications

[28] | Cynthia Stenger, Janet Jenkins, James A. Jerkins, Jessica Stovall, An Explicit Method for Teaching Generalization to Pre-Service Teachers Using Computer Programming, In Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (MAA SIGMAA on RUME 2017), 2017. |

[27] | Cynthia Stenger, James A. Jerkins, Using Computer Programming to Improve Mathematical Thinking: A Preliminary Report, In Proceedings of the 2017 Joint Mathematics Meeting, 2017. |

[26] | James A. Jerkins, Cynthia Stenger, Jessica Stovall, Janet Jenkins, Developing a CS/Math/STEM Outreach Ecosystem to Lubricate the Transition from High School to College, In Proceedings of the 58th Annual ACM Mid-Southeast Conference, 2016. |

[25] | Janet Jenkins, James A. Jerkins, Cynthia Stenger, Jessica Stovall, Using Computer Programming Activities to Teach Mathematical Reasoning, In ACTM Fall Forum 2016, Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2016. |

[24] | Cynthia Stenger, James A. Jerkins, Janet Jenkins, Jessica Stovall, Using Computer Programming to teach Mathematical Generalization and Proof", In Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-13), International Commission on Mathematical Instruction, 2016. |

[23] | Cynthia Stenger, James A. Jerkins, Jessica Stovall, Janet Jenkins, "Four years of STEM outreach by UNA Math and Computer Science departments", In Alabama Academy of Science 93rd Annual Meeting, Alabama Academy of Science, 2016 |

[22] | James A. Jerkins, Cynthia Stenger, Janet Jenkins, Jessica Stovall, "Conceptualizing Direct Variation Using Computer Programming Exercises", In ACTM Fall Forum 2015, Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2015 |

[21] | Cynthia Stenger, James A. Jerkins, "A Collaborative Partnership to Teach Mathematical Reasoning Using Computer Programming (CPR2)", In MAA Mathfest 2015, Mathematical Association of America , 2015. |

[20] | "An Instructional Design Using Computer Programming to Teach Abstraction and Generalization", (James A. Jerkins, Cynthia Stenger, Jessica Stovall), In Kennesaw Mountain Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, Kennesaw State University , 2014. |

[19] | "Using Computer Programming to Teach Mathematical Reasoning in Middle and High School Math Classrooms ", (Janet Jenkins, Jessica Stovall, James A. Jerkins, Cynthia Stenger), In ACTM Fall Forum 2014, Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2014. |

[18] | "Using Computer Programming to Teach Undergraduates Abstraction and Generalization", (James A. Jerkins, Cynthia Stenger, Janet Jenkins, Jessica Stovall), In Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges, vol. 29, no. 3, USA, 2014. |

[17] | "Instruction in Mathematical Reasoning: Using programming to teach students mathematical reasoning", (Jessica Stovall, Janet Jenkins, Cynthia Stenger, James A. Jerkins), In ACTM Fall Forum 2013, Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2013. |

[16] | "Building an Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Team at a Predominantly Undergraduate Institution", (Ashley Johnson, Cynthia Stenger, James A. Jerkins, Jessica Stovall), In Kennesaw Mountain Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, Kennesaw State University, 2013. |

[15] | Using Computer Programming to Push Students to Build Mental Frameworks for Abstraction and Generalization (Cynthia Stenger, James A. Jerkins), In MAA MathFest 2013, Mathematical Association of America, 2013. |

[14] | Establishing the Impact of a Computer Science/Mathematics Anti-Symbiotic Stereotype in CS Students (James A. Jerkins, Cynthia Stenger, Jessica Stovall, Janet Jenkins), In Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges, 2013 |

[13] | Using Computer Programming to Push Students to Mathematical Reasoning and Sense Making in the High School Classroom (Cynthia Stenger, Janet Jenkins, James A. Jerkins, Jessica Stovall), In ACTM Fall Forum 2012, Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2012. |

[12] | Involving Undergraduates in Interdisciplinary Research to Support STEM Education (Cynthia Stenger, Janet Jenkins, James A. Jerkins, Jessica Stovall), In Proceedings of the Council on Undergraduate Research, National Council on Undergraduate Research 2012 Biennial Conference, 2012. |

[11] | Using Computational Thinking to Push Students to Acquire Mathematical Reasoning Skills (Cynthia Stenger, Janet L. Jenkins, James A. Jerkins), In 24th Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, 2012. |

[10] | A plan for immediate immersion of computational thinking into the high school math classroom through a partnership with the Alabama math, science, and technology initiative (Janet T. Jenkins, James A. Jerkins, Cynthia L. Stenger), In Proceedings of the 50th Annual Southeast Regional Conference, ACM, 2012. |

[9] | Using Computational Thinking to Push Students to Acquire Mathematical Reasoning Skills (Cynthia Stenger, James A. Jerkins, Janet Jenkins), In Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, ICTCM, 2012. |

[8] | Using Programming to Build Abstraction, Generalization, and Proof (Cynthia Stenger, James A. Jerkins, Janet Jenkins), In 62nd Annual Alabama Association of College Teachers of Mathematics Conference, 2012. |

[7] | The Influence of Stereotypes on STEM majors in a Problem-Based Curriculum Investigation: Computer Science vs. Mathematics Majors (Janet Jenkins, James A. Jerkins, Cynthia Stenger, Jessica Stovall), In Proceedings of the 53rd Annual ACM Mid-Southeast Conference, 2011. |

[6] | Using spherical trigonometry to develop proof writing skills in a geometry for teachers course (Cynthia Stenger), In Abstract, in the proceedings of the Conference of the Southeastern Sectional of the Mathematical Association of America, 2010. |

[5] | A search for a constructivist approach for understanding the uncountable set P (N) (C. Stenger, K. Weller, I. Arnon, E. Dubinsky, D. Vidakovic), In Revista latinoamericana de investigación en matemática educativa, Comité Latinoamericano de Matemática Educativa, volume 11, 2008. |

[4] | Infinite iterative processes: The Tennis Ball Problem (K. Weller, C. Stenger, E. Dubinsky, D. Vidakovic), In European Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, volume 1, 2007. |

[3] | Where did the tennis balls disappear to? Things you can see from over there, behind infinity, you can not see from here. (Weller K. Vidacovic D. Stenger C., Arnon I.), In Abstract, in the proceedings of the 2005 yearly conference of the mathematics teachers in Israel, 2005. |

[2] | Intimations of infinity (K. Weller, A. Brown, E. Dubinsky, M. McDonald, C. Stenger), In Notices AMS, volume 51, 2004. |

[1] | Thinking processes of GCM: A cognitive inquiry (I. Dubinsky E. Stenger C. Weller K. Vidakovic D. Arnon), In Abstract, in the proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Creativity in Mathematics and the Education of Gifted Students. |

**Email:** clstenger@una.edu

**Telephone:** 256-765-4286

**Office:** MAB 101

**Postal:**

UNA Box 5051

University of North Alabama

Florence AL, 35632