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A doctoral candidate in mathematics education, Kelly Bubp is an advocate for learning, math and ‘80s goth rock. Students will meet her in Calculus I this semester and cheer her on as she graduates next year with her Ph.D. from OHIO’s Patton College of Education.
How did you make your way to these parts?
I'm from Springfield, Ohio. Through being an instructor at various universities, I became interested in learning more about how students learn mathematics and how I can be the most effective teacher possible.
Where did you prepare for your profession, and what was special about it?
My Bachelor's degree is from Wright State University, and my Master's degree is from Miami University. My Ph.D. will be from Ohio University. I am currently working on my dissertation and plan to graduate this spring or summer.
Was there a moment or time you knew you'd become an educator?
I have always loved mathematics.
What would you say is your professional superpower?
I am able to explain mathematics in a way that is understandable to a student just learning it.
At the Russ College, we "create for good." You'll be hearing this a lot because it's true. How will you "create for good" while you're at the Russ College?
By helping my students understand and appreciate the mathematics that will play a prominent role in their engineering careers.
What's the most awesome thing about Athens so far?
The diversity of people.
What’s the best local food you’ve had or local spot you've visited, and why?
The Lake Hope Lodge, which is West of Athens in the Lake Hope State Park – it has the most amazing smoked chicken I have ever eaten!
What do you do when you're not creating for good?
What do you mean? I'm always creating for good! I'm obsessed with baseball, so that takes up some time.
Name a band you like.
The band "She Wants Revenge" is a great current alternative rock band that is a throwback to ‘80s goth music, which I love!
What's something your students would never guess about you?
I was a cheerleader in high school and college.