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College of Science & Technology

Dr. Beth Riggs

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College of Science and Technology Representative
Math Building, Room 235E

Dr. Beth Riggs

Dr. Riggs is the Faculty Fellow representative for the College of Science and Technology. As an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Tarleton, she holds both the B.S. and the M.S. in Mathematics from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. In 2003, she earned the Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in Mathematics Education from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

At Tarleton, Dr. Riggs teaches a variety of undergraduate mathematics courses such as College Algebra, Plane Trigonometry, Calculus I, and Calculus II. In addition, she teaches courses specifically designed for pre-service teachers including Concepts of Elementary Mathematics I, Concepts of Elementary Mathematics II, Concepts of Elementary Mathematics III, Principles of Geometry, and College Geometry. She also teaches several graduate mathematics courses designed for the in-service mathematics teacher including Euclidean and non-Euclidean Geometry, Statistical Reasoning and Probability, and Technology-Aided Mathematics.

Dr. Riggs is a previous recipient of the Timothy L. Flinn Faculty Excellence Award, the Barry B. Thompson Service Award, the O.A. Grant Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Jack and Louise Arthur Distinguished Faculty Award. She was selected for the Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators (CATE) for the Texas A&M System in 2014. Her research interests include the development of pre-service teachers’ understanding of the process standards in mathematics.