Laura J Schmidt

Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science Department
College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Office: 217 Jarvis Hall-Science Wing
Phone: 715-232-2393
Email: schmidtlaur@uwstout.edu

Education

    • Ph D Mathematics
      University of Kentucky
      Lexington, KY, 2003
    • MA Mathematics
      University of Kentucky
      Lexington, KY, 1999
    • BS Mathematics
      Bucknell University
      Lewisburg, PA, 1997

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Mathematics
        Associate Professor
        Present
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Mathematics
        Assistant Professor
        Present
      • Berea College, Mathematics
        Visiting Professor
        Present
      • Transylvania University, Mathematics
        Adjunct Professor
        Present
      • University of Kentucky, Mathematics
        Teaching Assistant
        Present
      • Johns Hopkins University, Center for Talented Youth; site Skidmore College
        Instructor
        Present

Intellectual Contributions

    Journal Article

    • Zimmerman, T. A., Schmidt, L. J., Becker, T. H., Peterson, J., Nyland, R., & Surdick, R. Narrowing the Gap between Students and Instructors: A Study of Expectstiond. Transformative Dialogues: Teaching & Learning Journal, 7(1).
    • Schmidt, L. J. (2012). On the Number of Faces of Low-Dimensional Regular Triangulations and Shellable Balls. Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics.

Presentations

    Uncategorized

    • Zimmerman, T. A., & Schmidt, L. J. (November 6, 2015). Career-Long Successful SoTLing. Teaching Champions Dialogue,
    • Hashmi, M. P., Hopp, J. J., & Schmidt, L. J. (2013). Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholar News. Mayday presentation, Menomonie, WI.
    • Peterson, J., Surdick, R., Schmidt, L. J., & Zimmerman, T. A. (May, 2012). Student Expectations & Motivations: What We Learn the 2nd Year. Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center Mayday Event,
    • Peterson, J., & Schmidt, L. J. (October, 2011). I can’t believe my instructor expects me to do this: Methods for your classroom to promote clarity related to hopes and expectations. . International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) Conference, Milwaukee, WI, United States.
    • Schmidt, L. J. (April, 2011). Closing the Gap Between Learners' and Instructors' Expectations. President's Summit on Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Madison, WI.
    • Schmidt, L. J. (January, 2011). Closing the Gap Between Learners' and Instructors' Expectations. Joint Mathematics Meetings, New Orleans, LA.
    • Schmidt, L. J. (January, 2011). Improving Learning through a Lesson Study Community of Practice. Joint Mathematics Meetings, New Orleans, LA.
    • Schmidt, L. J. (January, 2011). Closing the Gap Between Instructors and Students Expectations. Professional Development Week, Menomonie, WI.
    • Schmidt, L. J. (September, 2010). Investigating Student Learning and Engagement through Lesson Study. Lilly North Teaching Conference, Traverse City, MI.
    • Schmidt, L. J. (August, 2010). Students Expectations and Motivations. New Instructor Workshop, Menomonie, WI.
    • Schmidt, L. J. (May, 2010). Lesson Study and Working with Student Expectations and Motivations: A Pilot Study. May Day, Menomonie, WI.
    • Schmidt, L. J. (April, 2010). Closing the Gap between Learners' and Instructors' Expectations. Wisconsin MAA Spring Meeting, Oshkosh, WI.
    • Schmidt, L. J. (January, 2010). How well do you know Robert? Robert's Rules of Order. Professional Development Week, Menomonie, WI.
    • Christie, D., Bendel, C., Ghenciu, P. I., Schmidt, L. J., & Becker, J. (January 17, 2006). Lesson study. UW-Stout professional development day, Menomonie, WI, United States.

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • Schmidt, L. J. Clarifying Expectations to Improve the Learner-Instructor Working Relationship: A Conduit for Enhancing Learner Engagement, Self-Efficacy, and Metacognition. Sponsored by OPID UW System, $31969 (Funded).
    • Schmidt, L. J. Professional Development Grant. $5133 (Funded).
    • Schmidt, L. J. Professional Development Grant. $2988 (Funded).
    • Schmidt, L. J. Clarifying Expectations: Implementing Hopes for Learning and Instruction as a Conduit for Motivating Learners. Sponsored by OPID UW System, $25468 (Funded).

    Contract

    • Christie, D., Schmidt, L. J., Antonippillai, A. K., & Tian, H. Lesson Study Training Grant in Intermediate Algebra. Sponsored by UW-Stout Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center, $1500.

Reviewer / Editor

    Referee, Magaize

    • Mathematics Magazine (September 2006 - Present)

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Fellowship

    • Wisconsin Teaching Fellow, (2008)
    • Project NExT Fellow, (2004)

    Award

    • Student Recognition Award for Teaching, (2007)

    Honor

    • Invested Scholar for SOTL work, (2006)

Professional Memberships

  • Mathematical Association of America

Service

    Department / School

    • Course Team Leader for Math 153, MSCS Department (September 2010 - May 2011)
    • Committee Member, Textbook Selection Committees: Graph Theory, Algebra and Trigonometry, Calculus I, II (September 2010 - May 2011)
    • Committee Member, Hiring Committee, GDD position MSCS Department (February 2010 - May 2011)
    • Committee Member, Hiring Committees, Adjunct Staff positions MSCS Department (February 2010 - May 2011)
    • Committee Member, MAA Spring Meeting Organization Committee (September 2009 - May 2011)
    • Committee Member, Math 120/121 Common Final Review Committee (September 2010 - December 2010)
    • Course Team Leader for Math 118, MSCS Department (September 2009 - December 2009)

    University

      UW Stout

      • Advisory Board Member, Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center (June 2008 - Present)
      • Facilitator, Fall Opening Session (June 2011 - December 2011)
      • Committee Member, Positive Action Committee (September 2009 - May 2011)
      • Committee Member, Curriculum and Instruction Committee-alternate (September 2007 - May 2011)

    Professional

    • Committee Chair, Wisconsin MAA, Committee on High School Math Contests (February 2009 - Present)
    • Executive Board Member, Wisconsin MAA (February 2009 - Present)
    • Director, Wisconsin Mathematical Association of America (MAA) (February 2006 - May 2011)