Research Assistant Professor
Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
251 Avery Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0131 USA
mhomp3 (at) math (dot) unl (dot) edu
Dr. Michelle Homp earned her PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, studying applied mathematics. Michelle currently develops and teaches mathematics courses for teachers at elementary, middle, and high school levels. Michelle also helps to coordinate the online MAT degree program and the Greater Nebraska Math Teachers Circle. She is the lead editor of the NebraskaMATH newsletters and coordinates summer graduate courses for teachers through the Nebraska Math and Science Summer Institutes.
Projects: Current and Past
- Greater Nebraska Math Teachers Circle. This grant supports teachers math circles at locations across Nebraska. Math teachers circles are fun evenings of sharing a meal and doing interesting mathematics problems with other Nebraska teachers.
- Master of Arts for Teachers--part of UNL's Online Worldwide program. Teachers can earn a master's degree from the Department of Mathematics entirely through online courses. Compact summer courses are also available at locations around Nebraska through the Nebraska Math and Science Summer Institutes.
- Nebraska Math and Science Summer Institutes. These summer graduate courses for K-12 math and science teachers are offered on compressed schedules (usually 1- or 2-weeks long) at locations across Nebraska and online.
- Omaha Public Schools Teacher Leader Academy. The NebraskaMATH: Strengthening the OPS-UNL Partnership grant is a $5,455,811 grant from The Sherwood Foundation® and the Lozier Foundation, 5/1/2013-7/31/2016. The grant is focused on improving K-12 student mathematics outcomes in OPS through investing in teacher professional development, including four cohorts of primary teachers in Primarily Math, two cohorts of middle level teachers in Math in the Middle, an Algebra Initiative for high school teachers, and ongoing courses for K-12 teachers as part of the Nebraska Math and Science Summer Institutes.
- NebraskaMATH, National Science Foundation, $9,235,417, 01/01/2009-12/31/2013. Research Coordinator. This grant supports a partnership among UNL, Lincoln Public Schools, Grand Island Public Schools, Papillion-La Vista Public Schools, the Omaha Public Schools and all 14 rural Educational Service Units. The partnership works to educate and support students and teachers at critical junctures, with an overall goal of improving achievement in mathematics for all students and narrowing achievement gaps of at-risk populations. The grant funds three programs: (1) Primarily Math, an initiative for K-3 teachers, (2) Nebraska Algebra, an initiative for Algebra I teachers, and (3) New Teacher Network, an initiative for new secondary teachers of mathematics.
- Math in the Middle, National Science Foundation, $5,900,000, 2004-2011. Senior Personnel. This grant supported a partnership among UNL, Lincoln Public Schools, Omaha Public Schools, and ESUs 6 and 13. The grant educated and supported teams of outstanding middle-level (grades 5-8) mathematics teachers to become leaders in their schools, districts and Educational Service Units.
- Math 800P: Number and Operation Part I (K-3 teachers)
- Math 801P: Number and Operation Part II (K-3 teachers)
- Math 810T: Algebra for Algebra Teachers
- Math 812T: Geometry for Geometry Teachers
- Math 806T: Number Theory and Cryptology for Middle Level Teachers
- Math 807T: Using Math to Understand our World
- Math 808T: Concepts of Calculus for Middle Level Teachers