Seminole State College Associate Professor of Mathematics Dr. Linda Goeller will receive the Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty Award at the 2019 American Association of Community Colleges annual convention on April 14 in Orlando, Florida.

Recipients of the award must be nominated, demonstrate passion for classroom learning, show a willingness to support students both inside and outside of the classroom, be inclined to participate in college committees and go above and beyond what is required to ensure the academic success of their students.

“When I started teaching, I had a standard that I expected every student to meet without a lot of help. But when we started our new Student Success Initiative on campus, we increased flexibility and truly started empowering students on an individual level. Now, I think we work together to empower the students to meet those same standards,” Dr. Goeller said.

Dr. Goeller earned her Ph.D. in Professional Studies/Mathematics Education from Oklahoma State University, her M.Ed. in Mathematics Education from Northeastern State University, and her B.S. in Accounting from Oklahoma State University. Her research interests include mathematics education, developmental education and teacher professional development.

She has served on a number of Faculty Senate committees and Mathematics Division committees. She also has served as the co-chairman of the Oklahoma State Regents Higher Education Mathematics Task Force.

During this semester, Dr. Goeller has spent her time teaching Pre-Calculus for Business and Biology, Calculus for Business and Biology, and Differential Equations.

“While I’m certainly honored to receive this national recognition, I would feel just as proud to win an award that was reserved to SSC faculty. Our instructors on campus are just phenomenal,” Dr. Goeller said.

The annual convention runs from April 13-16. The awards ceremony will begin at 5:00 p.m. on April 14.