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Perla Myers, PhD, has been a member of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science since 1999. She enjoys teaching classes at all undergraduate levels: core mathematics classes, mathematics classes for the mathematics major, and mathematics classes for future and in-service elementary and secondary school teachers. Professor Myers’ most recent work involves the improvement of the mathematical education of teachers.
Myers wrote her dissertation and some subsequent work in an area where Graph Theory and Number Theory intersect. Her most recent work is in the area of the mathematical education of teachers. She enjoyed collaborating with the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and the Chula Vista and Lemon Grove School districts through a venture that began with a California Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant.
Professor Myers teaches a variety of mathematics classes at USD. In all of her classes, she focuses on helping students acquire skills that will enhance their independent learning capabilities. She received the Innovations in Experiential Education Award. She most appreciates teaching, learning and growing within the collegial and collaborative environment in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.
- PhD, University of California, San Diego; Mathematics
- MA, University of California, San Diego; Mathematics
- BA, University of Houston, Honors Program; Mathematics