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Dr. Melissa Nink

Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Cannon School of Arts and Sciences

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Ph.D, Mathematics, North Carolina State University 2013



Melissa has worked at Wingate since 2013 when she graduated from NC State. Her research interested include the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Inquiry Based Learning, Business Data Analytics, and Algebraic Topology (Dissertation). She earned her BA from Agnes Scott College (2008), her MS from North Carolina State University (2010), and her Ph.D from North Carolina State University. With the exception of the year she was at Kennesaw State University (2017-2018), she has been in the Mathematics department at Wingate University since 2013.

She has given the following talks:

  • “Approaching the Quiet” Presenter, Joint Math Meetings, Baltimore (January 2018).
  • “How Low Can We Go?: Flipping In Lower Level Classes” Presenter, Joint Math Meetings, Seattle (January 2016).
  • “Infinite Algebras and Homotopy Derivations and Math Education” Invited Speaker for Miami Univerity’s REU Program (June 2015).
  • “What is Graduate School Like” Panelist, MAA Sectional Meeting in Wilmington (March 2015).
  • “Classroom Flipping” Panelist, Wingate’s CTL, November 2014.
  • “Mathematical Education Research and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning” Panel leader at MathFest Portland (August 2014).
  • “A Second Attempt at Flipping” Session speaker at R.L. Moore Conference, Denver (June 2014).
  • “A First Attempt at Flipping” Session speaker at JMM Baltimore (January 2014).
  • “Group Work and Classroom Discussion” Panel leader at JMM Baltimore (January 2014).
  • “An Introduction to and Algebras” NCSU Defense (May 2013).
  • “An Introduction to and Algebras” Session speaker at JMM San Diego (January 2013)
  • “How to Make Change for a Dollar” NSF-Funded Sonia Kovalevsky Day: Students’ Afternoon Workshop, NCSU (October 2012).
  • “Ways to Incorporate Math at Home!” NSF-Funded Sonia Kovalevsky Day: Parents and Teachers Session, NCSU (October 2012).
  • “An Introduction to and Algebras and Non-Euclidean Geometry” Valparaiso University REU (June 2012).
  • “Math Circles in the Triangle” Poster Presentation, JMM at Boston (January 2012).
  • “Math Activities for the Classroom AND Home!” NSF-Funded Sonia Kovalevsky Day: Parents and Teachers Session, NCSU (October 2011).
  • “Sum Graphs and U” Agnes Scott College, SpARC Day (April 2008).
  • “Sum Graphs and U – Poster Presentation” Joint Mathematics Meetings (January 2009).

And has the following publications:

  • “An Evaluation of Adherence to Osteoporosis Screening and Treatment Guidelines in Primary Care”, accepted for ACCP Annual Meeting and NCAP Annual Convention Poster Sessions, coauthor.
  • “How Low Can We Go?”, For the Learning of Mathematics, Vol. 39, Num. 2.
  • “Derivations of Homotopy Algebras”, in Archivum Mathematicum (Brno) 2013.
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