International Studies LLC Lecture Series

International Studies LLC Lecture Series

Elizabeth Mauch The spring 2010 International Studies Living and Learning Community Lecture Series returns Wednesday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in the Living and Learning Community Center, Columbia Hall 119.

Elizabeth Mauch, interim dean of the College of Education, will give the final lecture of the semester on "Retention Models for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)."

Mauch received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, with honors in education, from Moravian College. She completed an honor’s thesis while at Moravian College titled "Cooperative Learning in Mathematics Education." Much of the research for this project was completed as part of her student teaching experience in the Bethlehem Area School District. In 1996, Mauch received a master’s degree in mathematics and in 1999, then received a Ph.D. degree in mathematics from Lehigh University.

In 1999, Mauch joined the faculty of Bloomsburg University, where she has taught the mathematics content course for elementary and special education majors. She has done extensive research on the topic of retaining students in mathematics, both at the K-12 level and college level. In 2009, Mauch was named interim dean of the College of Education.

The lectures are organized and sponsored by the International Studies LLC.