Thembinkosi P. Mkhatshwa

Thembinkosi Mkhatshwa

Assistant Professor

205F Thesken Hall
513-727-3381
mkhatstp@MiamiOH.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2016
  • M.S., Syracuse University, 2013
  • M.A., Marshall University, 2010
  • B.Sc., University of Swaziland, 2008

Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Miami University, 2016-present
  • Teaching Mentor, Syracuse University, 2015-2016
  • Teaching Assistant, Syracuse University, 2012-2016
  • Teaching Assistant, Oklahoma State University, 2010-2012
  • Teaching Assistant, Marshall University, 2008-2010

Research Interests

  • The role of real-world contexts in student learning of calculus and precalculus
  • Quantitative and covariational reasoning in the context of calculus and precalculus topics
  • Opportunity to learn from mathematics textbooks and classroom instruction
  • Service-Learning

Publications

Mkhatshwa, T., & Doerr, H. M. (accepted). Students’ quantitative reasoning in a revenue maximization context. Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, the 20th Meeting of the MAA Special Interest Group on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education. San Diego, California.

Mkhatshwa, T., & Doerr, H. M. (2016). Opportunity to learn solving context-based tasks provided by business calculus textbooks: An exploratory study. In T. Fukawa-Connelly, N. Infante, M. Wawro, & S. Brown (Eds.), Proceedings of the 19th Meeting of the MAA Special Interest Group on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (pp. 1124-1132). Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Mkhatshwa, T. P., & Doerr, H. M. (2015). Students’ understanding of marginal change in the context of cost, revenue, and profit. In Krainer, K., & N. Vondrová (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education (pp. 2201-2206). Prague: Czech Republic.

Mkhatshwa, T., & Doerr, H. (2015). Students’ reasoning about marginal change in an economic context. In T. Fukawa-Connelly (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th Meeting of the MAA Special Interest Group on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (pp. 772-773). Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Mkhatshwa, T., & Mummert, A. (2011). Modeling super-spreading events for infectious diseases: Case study SARS. IAENG International Journal of Applied Mathematics, 41(2), 82-88.