Faculty & Staff

Stephanie Cawthorne

  • Professor, Mathematics
  • Science, Engineering and Mathematics Department
  • B.S., Eastern Nazarene College
  • Ph.D., University of Maryland

Contact Info

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  • Office: 615-248-7793

 

Biography

Stephanie has a passion for teaching and thoroughly enjoys spending time with her students both inside and outside of class. She serves as a professor of mathematics, earning her undergraduate degree in mathematics from Eastern Nazarene College and her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her dissertation, Forcing with Directed Families of Finite Structures, is in model theory, an area of mathematical logic. She spent many years teaching as a tenured faculty member at Marymount University in Arlington Virginia before joining the Trevecca faculty. While in the Washington D.C. area, she developed an interest in the history of mathematics which led to conducting research at the Smithsonian Institute and publications such as Cubes, Conic Sections, and Crockett Johnson. Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters and loves to read. As a missionary kid, she grew up near the Kruger National Park and especially enjoys being outside, hiking and seeing wildlife.


Areas of Expertise

  • General education
  • Calculus
  • Abstract mathematics
  • Geometry

Recent Publications & Presentations

  • S. Cawthorne, Cubes, Conic Sections and Crockett Johnson, Trevecca Nazarene University Twentieth Annual Faculty Research Symposium, November 2014
  • S. Cawthorne and J. Green, Cubes, Conic Sections, and Crockett Johnson, MAA Convergence, http://www.maa.org/publications/periodicals/convergence/cubes-conic-sections-and-crockett-johnson, March 2013
  • S. Cawthorne, Adventures in Angle Trisection: Harold and the Purple Crayon Considers an Ancient Greek Problem, Trevecca Nazarene University Fifteenth Annual Faculty Research Symposium, December 2009
  • S. Cawthorne and J. Green, "Harold and the Purple Heptagon," Math Horizons, September 2009, pp. 5 – 9. (Cover story)
  • S. Cawthorne, Harold and the Purple Heptagon: Constructions and Paintings of Crockett Johnson, Trevecca Nazarene University Thirteenth Annual Faculty Research Symposium, November 2007.


Professional Memberships

  • Mathematical Association of America
  • Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics
  • Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences