Doctorate – Mathematics Education
University of Georgia May 2013
Specialist in Education - Mathematics Education
University of Georgia December 2000
Master of Arts - Mathematics
University of South Florida May 1995
Bachelor of Science - Mathematics
Spelman College May 1993
Online Mathematics and Online Mathematics Education Courses
I have always enjoyed teaching mathematics and, so far, I have been teaching math for 21 years. I received my B.S. degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. I left Atlanta, and headed for Tampa, FL, where I received my M.A. degree in mathematics from the University of South Florida. As a graduate student, I taught College Algebra and tutored Calculus. Immediately after receiving my master’s degree, I got a job teaching at Valdosta State University, where I taught for 2 years. Longing to come back to Atlanta, I eventually ended up at my former school where I taught at Spelman College for 3 years. As an instructor at Spelman, I attended graduate school at the University of Georgia, where I received my Specialist Degree in Mathematics Education. I left Spelman to go to Perimeter College at Georgia State University (formerly Georgia Perimeter College), which is where I am currently teaching online classes. In 2013, I successfully defended my dissertation and graduated with my PhD in Mathematics Education from the University of Georgia.
- Recognitions and Awards
2010 – 2013 Awarded a GPC STEM Research Grant, Fostering Mathematical
Discourse in an Online College Algebra Class, to assisted with studying student
engagement in the online mathematics classroom.
2001-2002 Participant in The Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program for the Academic Year
2013 Bennekin, K. N. R. (2013). Fostering Mathematical Discourse in an Online College
Algebra Class (Doctoral dissertation, University of Georgia).
2013 Kim, C., & Bennekin, K. (2013). Design and implementation of volitional control support in mathematics courses. Educational Technology Research & Development, 61(5), 793-817. doi:10.1007/s11423-013-9309-2