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Portrait of Amanda Matson

Amanda Matson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics,
Coordinator of Transitions
(563) 588-6790
Mary Josita Hall 114
MS 1725 (to send on-campus mail)

Educational Background

Ph.D. in Mathematics from North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, 2008

B.A. in Mathematics from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, 2000

Teaching Philosophy

In a nutshell, I wish to empower students through teaching. After taking a class from me, you should be able to ask refined and well-articulated questions and know that you can have fun while doing mathematics. I am continually exploring different methods by which I can make the material stay with students longer. If you play along with what I am asking you to do, you will benefit.

Clarke is a welcoming community. When I started at Clarke, Clarke became part of my extended family. Students should know that I am there to help empower them.

Amanda Matson


Amanda began teaching in classrooms in the summer of 2004. She has taught at North Dakota State University, University of Minnesota-Morris, and at Clarke. Outside of the classroom, Amanda regularly attends conferences (regional or national) and stays active in the mathematical community.