Ph.D., Temple University (2004)
M.A., Temple University (2002)
B.A., St. Mary's College of Maryland (1999)
Dr. Butler came to the Mount in 2007 from West Virginia University. She has taught many mathematics courses, including core mathematics, mathematics for education majors and math major courses. In 2013, Dr. Butler became chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.
Areas of Study
Abstract Algebra, Ring Theory, Mathematics Education
Melanie Butler (2013). "Learning from Service-Learning," Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies, 23(10), 881 - 892.
Laura Pyzdrowski, Ye Sun, Vennessa Walker, Anthony Pyzdrowski, Melanie Butler, Weifeng Sun (2012). "Online Learning in Entry Level Mathematics Courses," Chapter 4 in Advancement in Online Education: International Perspectives and Practices, Volume, published by Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA.
Melanie Butler, Laura Pyzdrowski, Vennessa Walker, Fred Butler, (2012). "The Effects of the Immediate Online Homework Feedback on Homework Attempts and Mathematics Performance," Chapter 7 in Advancement in Online Education: International Perspectives and Practices, Volume 2, published by Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA.
Pyzdrowski, L., Butler, M., Mays, M., Pyzdrowski, A., Walker, V. (2011). Exploring the Feasibility of Dual Credit Mathematics Courses in High School Via a Web-Enhanced, Blended Model, The Journal of General Education, 60(1), 43 - 60.
Butler, F. & Butler, M. (2011). A Matched-Pairs Study of Interactive Computer Laboratory Activities in a Liberal Arts Math Course, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 27(2), available online at http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/
Butler, M., Pyzdrowski, L., Yoho, S., & Walker, V. (2010). Studying Personal Response Systems in a College Algebra Course, Investigations in Mathematics Learning, 2(2), 1 - 32.
Butler, F. & Butler M. (2009). Preliminary Results of the Effects of Interactive Computer Labs, Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 25(1), 68 - 73.
Butler, M., Pyzdrowski, L., Walker, V., & Goodykoontz, A. (2008). The Effects of Feedback on Online Quizzes, International Journal of Technology in Mathematics Education, 15(4), 131 - 136.
Pyzdrowski, L., Mays, M., Butler, M., Walker, V., & Pyzdrowski, A. (2008) WvEB Mathematics: A Successful Web Enhanced Project Offering College Level Courses to High School Students, Proceedings of The Twentieth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, USA.
Butler, M. (2008). Computer Labs for Pre-Service Teachers, The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 24(3), 111 - 117.
Butler, M. Butler, F., Fuller, E., Mayes, R., Mays, M, and Pyzdrowski, L. (2008), IML - Institutional Change in Lower Division Mathematics chapter in Monograph No. 49: "Exploring the Evidence: Campus-Wide Initiatives in the First College Year," edited by Wendy G. Troxel and Marc Cutright, part of The First-Year Experience Monograph Series published by The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition http://www.sc.edu/fye/visitors/index.html
Pyzdrowski, L.,Butler, M. Walker, V. and, Pyzdrowski, A.(2008). College Algebra: An Overview of Program Change. Proceedings of The 6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, USA.
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Pyzdrowski, L., Butler, M., Pyzdrowski, A., Walker, V., (2007) Using Technology to Help Address Different Learning Styles in a College Algebra Classroom, Proceedings of The Eighteenth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, USA (pp. 206 - 210)
Butler, M. & Butler, F. (2007). Using a Sudoku Lab to Motivate Students in an Introductory Course. Louisiana Association of Teachers of Mathematics Journal, 4(1).
Butler, M. (2006). On Some Degenerate Deformations of Commutative Polynomial Algebras. Communications in Algebra 34(6), 1949-1964.
Butler, M. & Zerr, R. (2005). The Use of Online Homework Systems to Enhance Out-of-Class Student Engagement. International Journal of Technology in Mathematics Education 12(2), 51-58.
Butler, M. (2005). What I Learned From…Using a Personal Response. Focus, 25(3).