The work of Dr. Brian Fisher, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Lubbock Christian University, has been recognized by the academic journal PRIMUS: Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies.
Each year, PRIMUS releases a special issue in which they recognize a limited number of past articles by republishing them and making them available to the public. Fisher’s article, “Student-Created Definitions of Sequence Convergence: A Case Study,” was selected as the 2019 PRIMUS Editor’s Pick, and has been featured in a special collection of five articles from PRIMUS. Additionally, Dr. Fisher’s work was recognized at the Joint Meetings of the Mathematical Societies held in Denver earlier this month.
“This article describes the development and implementation of an innovative teaching sequence that I have been using in advanced mathematics courses at LCU,” explained Fisher. “I am honored that the editors of this well-respected journal singled out my paper as one of five to be publicly recommended this year, and I am thankful to LCU for providing me an atmosphere where I am able to innovate in the classroom and engage personally with my students.”
PRIMUS, a leading journal for exchanging ideas about teaching collegiate mathematics, publishes 10 issues per year and frequently offers special issues on themed topics. Dr. Brian Katz, the publication’s Communications Editor, had high praise for Fisher’s article.
“In this paper, Fisher offers a detailed plan for having students build a meaningful definition for convergence,” Katz wrote. “I genuinely believe that all students deserve this kind of experience with definitions, and if (Pre)Calculus is going to be a barrier to other mathematics, I think we need to offer this experience to all students. I also love how Fisher’s paper serves as a model for translating robust MathEd research agendas into tools that impact pedagogy.”
Dr. Foy Mills, Jr., LCU Provost commented, “One of LCU’s greatest strengths is its faculty’s devotion to teaching. Recognition of Dr. Fisher’s work affirms the amazing ways that he engages LCU students in the classroom. Not only that, his article is an exceptional example of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), encouraging research-based teaching improvement in higher education.”
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