Dr. Nathan WakefieldDirector of First Year Mathematics Programs Department of Mathematics University of Nebraska--Lincoln
Office: Office Phone: 402-472-7261 Dept. Phone: 402-472-3731 Dept. Fax: 402-472-8466 E-mail: |

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- Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Colorado Boulder. May 2013

Advisor: Su-Ion Ih

Title: Primitive Divisors in Generalized Iterations of Chebyshev Polynomials - M.S., Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado Boulder. May, 2012
- M.A., Mathematics, University of Northern Colorado. May, 2008

Completed 35 graduate credit hours toward Ph.D in Educational Mathematics. - B.S., Mathematics and Aviation Technology, Metropolitan State College of Denver. 2006.

Magna Cum Laude

My research is focused around the teaching mission of the department.

**Karina Uhing**: co-advising with Yvonne Lai**Meggan Hass**: co-advising with Yvonne Lai

- Wakefield, N., Uhing, K., Hamidi, M., Building Long-Term Support for Faculty through Grad- uate Student Instructor Professional Development. Smith, W. M., Lawler, B. R., Strayer, J.F., Augustyn, L. (Eds.). (2018).
*Proceedings of the seventh annual Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership conference.*Washington, DC: Association of Public Land-grant Universities. - Miller E., Uhing K., Hass M., Zigterman R., Quigley K., Wakefield N., Lai Y. (2018) Graduate Student Instructors' Growth as Teachers: A Review of the Literature. T. Fukawa-Connelly, N. E. Infante, M. Wawro, S. Brown (Eds.),
*Proceedings of the 21th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education*. San Diego, CA. - Wakefield N., Champion J., Bolkema J., Dailey D. (2018)
*Diagnostic and Achievement Effects of an Early-semester Mastery Activity in College Algebra*International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, 1-17. - Donsig A., Wakefield N. (2017) An Early Semester Mastery Activity and Intervention in First-Year Calculus. Smith, W. M., Lawler, B. R., Bowers, J., Augustyn, L. (Eds.). (2017).
*Proceedings of the sixth annual Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership conference.*New Orleans, LA: Association of Public Land-grant Universities. - Miller E., Wakefield N., Lai Y. (2017) Opportunities to Learn from Teaching: A Case Study of Two Graduate Teaching Assistants. T. Fukawa-Connelly, N. E. Infante, M. Wawro, S. Brown (Eds.),
*Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education*. San Diego, CA. - Lai Y., Smith W., Wakefield N., Miller E., St. Goar J., Groothius C., Wells K. (2016) Characterizing Mathematics Graduate Student Teaching Assistants' Opportunities to Learn from Teaching in Dewer J., Hus S., Pollatsek H. (Ed.),
*Mathematics Education, A Spectrum of Work in Mathematical Sciences Departments, Vol. 7*Springer - Brilleslyper M., Wakefield N., Wallerstein A., Warner B. (2016)
*Comparing the Growth of the Prime Numbers to the Natural Numbers*Fibonacci Quart. 54, no. 1, 65-71. - Wakefield N. (2016)
*Generalized Iterations and Primitive Divisors*Journal of Number Theory, 159: 273-294. - Miller N., Wakefield N. (2014). A Mentoring Program For Inquiry-Based Teaching In a College Geometry Class
*International Journal of Education in Mathematics Science and Technology*, 2(4), p266-272

- Wakefield N. (PI), Donsig A. (Co-PI), Awarded 5/2018-9/2018
*Math 100A, Math 101, Math 102 Kelly Grant OER Development*, UNL Internal Grant, $12,000 - Wakefield N. (PI), Harbourne B. (Co-PI), Radu P. (Co-PI), Smith W. (Co-PI), Awarded 12/2017-12/2019
*Online Exams in the First Year Mathematics Program: A first step in exploring the option*, UNL Internal Grant, $20,000 - Smith W. (PI), Donsig A. (Co-PI), Wakefield N. (Co-PI), Awarded 08/1/2016-07/31/2021
*Student Engagement in Mathematics Through an Instructional Network for Active Learning*, NSF, Award Number 1624643, $332,442 for UNL, part of an overall $3,000,000 grant. - Wakefield N. (PI), Smith W. (Co-PI), (Awarded 04/2015-04/2016 PI
*Supporting Blended Education in High-Enrollment Mathematics Courses*, UNL Internal Grant, $24,954 - Wakefield N. (PI), Donsig A. (Co-PI), Lewis W. (Co-PI), Walker J. (Co-PI), Awarded 08/2014-08/2015 PI
*Actively Learning Mathematics*, Mathematical Association of America, $24,815

All records for my courses are kept on Canvas If you have questions about a class, please come talk to me or send an email.

- Spring 2019
- Math 896
**Teaching and Learning Mathematics at the Post-Secondary Level II** - Math 106
**Calculus I** - Fall 2018
- Math 896
**Teaching and Learning Mathematics at the Post-Secondary Level I** - Spring 2018
- Math 896
**Teaching and Learning Mathematics at the Post-Secondary Level II** - Fall 2017
- Math 896
**Teaching and Learning Mathematics at the Post-Secondary Level** - Math 445
**Number Theory** - Math 106
**Calculus I** - Spring 2017
- Math 896
**Teaching and Learning Mathematics at the Post-Secondary Level II** - Math 106
**Calculus I** - Fall 2016
- Math 896
**Teaching and Learning Mathematics at the Post-Secondary Level** - Math 106
**Calculus I** - Summer 2016
- Math 800T
**Mathematics As a Second Language** - Spring 2016
- Math 896
**Teaching and Learning Mathematics at the Post-Secondary Level II** - Math 106
**Calculus I** - Fall 2015
- Math 896
**Teaching and Learning Mathematics at the Post-Secondary Level** - Math 310
**Introduction to Modern Algebra** - Summer 2015
- Math 800T
**Mathematics As a Second Language** - Spring 2015
- Math 896
**Teaching and Learning Mathematics at the Post-Secondary Level II** - Math 102
**College Trigonometry** - Math 101
**College Algebra** - Fall 2014
- Math 896
**Teaching and Learning Mathematics at the Post-Secondary Level** - Math 101
**College Algebra** - Math 100A
**Intermediate Algebra**