Kate Degner

Assistant Professor

Kate teaches mathematics content courses that meet general education requirements, as well as mathematics content courses for elementary education majors. Her research looks at the sociology of mathematics and STEM education.

Education and Training

  • PhD, University of Iowa Curriculum & Supervision
  • MS, University of Northern Iowa Mathematics
  • BA, University of Northern Iowa Mathematics Secondary Education


Hendrix, N & Degner, K (2016). Supporting Online AP Students: The Rural Facilitator and Considerations for Training. American Journal of Distance Education. Vol. 30,3. Pp 133-144.

Degner, K (2014). How tall is that tree? Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School. 19.6. Pp 386-389.

Degner, K. (2013). The value of high school research internships in university laboratories: The secondary student training program. Editorial. The Journal of Experimental Secondary Science.

Degner, K. (2013). Demography as destiny: The role of parental involvement and mathematics course taking patterns among 9th grade students. Current Issues in Education. 16(3).

Fi, C and Degner, K. (2012). Teaching through problem solving. Mathematics Teacher. 105(6).

Degner, K (2011). Walking Strides. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Illuminations website 2011.

Brown, S., Edins, S., Wetjer, M., Degner, K., Edwards, M.T, Bruenlin, J. (2009). Usiskin, Z (Ed). University of Chicago Mathematics Project Algebra 3rd Edition. Wright Group. Chicago, IL.

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