Betty Clifford | Faculty
What makes Lake Erie College a unique place?
I have the opportunity to work with exceptional students. Our classes are small and I teach multiple courses allowing me to know my students. Their energy, desire to learn, and excitement about their future are rewarding. Being involved in their academic career from freshman orientation to graduation is a privilege. The students of mathematics create their own study groups and collaborate with each other. They form a bond that lasts beyond graduation. Degrees:
Licensed AYA Mathematics
MT 324 - Abstract Algebra
MT 323 - Linear Algebra
MT 303 - History of Mathematics
MT 300 - Modern Geometry and Logic
MT 210 - Calculus
MT 110 - Pre Calculus II
MT 109 - Pre Calculus I
MT 107 - College Algebra
MT 105 and MT 106 - Mathematics for Education
EDA 401 - Math Method for AYA
EDE 340 - Math Methods for Early Childhood
HU 125 - Critical Thinking Through Math and Science
Faculty Adviser for the Science, Health, Environment and Math Learning Community
Faculty Director to Lake Erie College Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society
Faculty Adviser to LEC YARN – Needle Work Student Association
Research/Creative Activity Interests:
My area of concentration in mathematics is the algebras. Through teaching multiple courses I have been able to integrate algebraic concepts in my classes as well as having the students become aware of how mathematics is intertwined in all contents. I also have created the Critical Thinking Class as a point of view of math and art.
I enjoy seeing math in other fields such as art. It is so enjoyable to walk through an art museum and see math in the sculptures, art, and textiles. Finding math in the art of the ancients to modern day is wonderful.
Lake Erie College Excellence in Teaching Award
Ohio Magazine Excellence in Teaching
Honorary Faculty Member of Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society
Lake Erie College Athletic Department Faculty Recognition
American Association of Mathematics
Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Member of Lake - Geauga High School/Higher Ed Consortium advisory panel
Reviewer:Viewpoints: Mathematical Perspective and Fractal Geometry in Art, Marc Frantz & Annalica Crannell
My career accomplishments involve guiding the success of our math majors, of whom I’m especially proud. We’ve had three AYA Education Math Majors receive the OCTM student of the year scholarship, one present at the Youngstown State Undergraduate Research Conference, and one present at the NCTM regional conference.
Have Passion for what you do. Whether you are a teacher, work in research, or in business, it is the passion that makes you successful. You will find joy in everything and excitement in the little steps that we sometimes miss. – My accomplishment is if all of my students leave my class with this thought.