Marie Sheckels, Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and Professor of Education and Mathematics, earned a Ph.D. (1982) in mathematics education from the University of Maryland, after receiving an M.A. (1973) in mathematics from Pennsylvania State University and a B.A. (1972) in mathematics from Saint Mary’s College.

A member of the Mathematical Association of America and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Dr. Sheckels is an expert in mathematics education. She and her colleagues have received grants from the National Science Foundation, the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia, and the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education.