Meadows accepts math position at Potomac State

Yelena Meadows, Ph.D. accepted a position with the Math Department this fall at Potomac State College of West Virginia University where she serves as an instructor for developmental algebra, college algebra, trigonometry, and calculus.

Yelena Meadows
Yelena Meadows, Ph.D

Dr. Meadows earned her doctor of philosophy in mathematics education from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla. as well as her master’s degree in pure mathematics.  She also earned a master’s of science and bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Altai State University in Barnaul, Russia.

Dr. Meadows previously served as an assistant professor of mathematics with the College of Engineering, Management, Sciences, and Transportation at Maine Maritime Academy; and as a lecturer at the University of Tennessee at Martin.  She’s also taught online classes at Upper Iowa University, ITT-Technical Institute and Gulf Coast Community College.

She has presented at numerous conferences including the Maine Math & Science Alliance STEM Engineering Summer Institute, the Women in Academia Conference, and the Mathematics Teachers of Tennessee North West Annual Conference, to name a few.  Her presentations have ranged from “Teaching Polynomials” to “Bridging the Gap Between Mathematics of Navigation and Sailing” to “Optimization and Mathematical Modeling.”

Awards have included a Research Assistantship and the Goodner Fellowship Award for Excellence in Teaching from Florida State University, an Informational Technology Center Summer Workshop award, and a STEM award from the Maine Maritime Academy.