Bethel College Professor Receives Fellowship

On January 26, 2007, Dr. Kathryn Shafer, assistant professor of mathematics education, received the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE)/National Technology Leadership Initiative Fellowship in recognition of her doctoral research work on integrating technology in mathematics teacher education. Dr. Shafer presented her research entitled, Mentoring High School Teachers in Their Initial Use of Geometer's Sketchpad: Issues of Implementation, at the annual AMTE conference in Irvine, Calif. As the recipient of this award, Dr. Shafer will present her research at the annual conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) in San Antonio, Texas, during the week of March 26-30, 2007.

The National Technology Leadership Initiative (NTLI) fellowships were established to recognize exemplary presentations related to the integration of technology in the core content areas at the annual meetings of each participating organization. Conference travel expenses are underwritten by Texas Instruments. For more information, call Kathryn Shafer at 574.257.7638.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college of the arts and sciences offering associates, bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 50 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,081 includes students from 29 states and Puerto Rico, 21 countries, more than 25 denominational affiliations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. Bethel offers classes at four locations: the Mishawaka campus, the Elkhart Campus and two satellite locations (in Nappanee and in Dowagiac, Mich.). The main Bethel campus is situated on 75 wooded acres in Mishawaka, Ind.
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