Home page of Dr. Eric Kuennen
Associate Professor of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
My goal as a teacher is to facilitate student learning: to provide the opportunities and motivation for students to learn how to think and communicate mathematically, and develop mathematical reasoning at a high level so that they are able to learn the course content in a deep, useful and permanent way. I design my classes to be driven by student engagement on mathematics problems, to allow students the opportunity to construct mathematical meaning for themselves.
At UW Oshkosh, I enjoy teaching mathematics content courses for pre-service elementary and middle school teachers, including Number Systems, Geometry and Measurement, Data Exploration and Analysis, Modern Algebra,Modern Geometry, Probability and Statistics, and Stochastic Processes; as well as mathematics major courses including Introduction to Abstract Mathematics, Multivariable Calculus and Stochastic Modeling.
My research interests lie in three areas: (1) in mathematics education on the mathematical behavior and thinking in pre-service mathematics teachers; (2) in statistical analyses of pedagogical practices and student performance; and (3) in applied mathematics and statistical physics on the properties of growing interfaces.