Kennesaw State University

Meghan Burke

Kennesaw State University
Professor of Mathematics
If You Teach, Learn To Do It Well; If You Do It Well, Learn To Do It Better (Ludy Benjamin, Texas A & M)
Meghan Burke is a Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics at KSU. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Applied Mathematics--Biology from Brown University in 1987, and her Doctorate in Mathematics from the Centre for Mathematical Biology at Oxford University in 1992. After research post-doctoral positions at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School and Emory University School of Public Health, she came to Kennesaw in 1995. Her research interests are in Mathematical Biology, that is, the modeling of the mechanisms of biological, biochemical, and medical processes. She has worked in the areas of enzyme kinetics, molecular immunology, and, most recently, epidemiology. Since 1995, she has also devoted herself to teaching and student success in the early undergraduate mathematics courses. She headed the effort to develop and implement the innovative Mathematics Advisement and Placement Test (MAPT), and has coordinated one of the new mathematics courses developed to give students more choices and greater success. She has served on the Mathematics Association of America Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics Subcommittee on Mathematics Across the Disciplines. She has developed curricular materials and has been invited to speak in national forums on the subject of incorporating mathematical biology into undergraduate education. She has served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Society for Mathematical Biology representing undergraduate education in the field. In 2004, she won the Kennesaw State University Distinguished Teaching Award. In 2012, she won the Kennesaw State University Distinguished Service Award.

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