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Stephanie Cawthorne

Professor, Mathematics

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  • BS, Eastern Nazarene College, 1992
  • PhD, University of Maryland, 1998


Before coming to Trevecca in 2006, Stephanie taught for eight years in the Washington, D.C. area at Marymount University in Arlington, Va. She has received the Teaching Excellence Award from Trevecca, as well as the Dean’s Award for the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant for the College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences and the Excellence in Teaching Departmental Award, both from the University of Maryland, College Park. Stephanie also enjoys advising and interacting closely with students, especially the mathematics secondary education majors.

Areas of Expertise

  • Enjoys teaching a wide range of classes including general education courses, Calculus I, Calculus III, Introduction to Abstract Mathematics, Mathematical Theory of Probability and Statistics, and Introduction to Real Analysis and Euclidean and non-Euclidean Geometry.
  • Dr. Cawthorne's dissertation, Forcing with Directed Families of Finite Structures, was in the area of model theory in the field of mathematical logic. Her dissertation was also the subject of an invited talk, Forcing and Directed Families of Finite Structures, given at the Mid-Atlantic Mathematical Logic Seminar, and an article, “Essential Forcing Generics,” published jointly with her adviser, Dr. David Kueker, in the Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic.

  • 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,, 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