Jennifer Hoyte, Ph. D
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
“I believe anyone can learn anything. I am here to help in whatever way I can. So for as often as you ask, I will respond – not always with the quick solution you may desire, but with the tools for you to uncover your answers even when I'm not there. Varied presentation formats, different assessment formats, more exploration-based assignments and real-world examples help you get a deeper understanding of the concepts and their relevance.”
Jennifer Hoyte has completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics Education with a dissertation focus on - How the Use of Subjectivist Instructional Strategies in an Eighth Grade Algebra Class Relates to Algebra Achievement and Attitude Changes Towards Mathematics. She has an EdS – Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction, a Master of Science in Computer and Information Science and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer and Information Science with distinction in Computer Science.
Her research interests include teaching methods, technology use for Mathematics in K-12 schools and higher education, and making online mathematics courses interactive and exploratory.
Her awards and honors include US Fulbright Scholar, Presidential Fellow, Webmaster of the Florida International University Chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society, Vice-President of the College of Education Graduate Student Network, Winner of The Grace Bareis Memorial Scholarship for Mathematics and repeated Dean’s List awards.
Jennifer has held memberships in the Ohio State University Software Engineering Research Group, student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, Mathematical Association of America (MAA), American Education Research Association (AERA), American Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) and the Golden Key International Honour Society.
She has served as Mathematics and Computer Science Lecturer, Software Developer, Research Scientist, Software Development Manager, and Director of Systems & Programming. She also owns a Computer and Management Company serving global clients in the areas of corporate training, application systems development, support and project management, documentation development and internet/intranet development and support.
She has published articles in the area of mathematics education surrounding experiences of adults in algebra courses and how online algebra can be exploited for developmental help. Jennifer has also collaborated in research on movement in the learning of spatial reasoning, and presentations on virtual mathematics.
Florida International University, Miami, Florida, Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics Education, Summer 2017
Florida International University, Miami, Florida, EdS – Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction, Summer, 2013
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Master of Science in Computer and Information Science, 1980
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer and Information Science with distinction in Computer Science, 1979
Publications and Exhibitions
King, B. A., Smith, C. P., Hoyte, J., Natkin, L. W. & Garon, T. (2014). Learning Mathematics Through Embodiment: The Role of Spatial Reasoning and Gender. 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia, PA
Smith, C. P., King, B. A., Hoyte, J., Garon, T. & Natkin, L. W. (2014). Embodying Mathematics From a New Angle. Poster presentation at 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), April 3 – 7, 2014, Philadelphia, PA
King, B. & Hoyte, J. (2013). Developing Angle Concepts In A Motion-Controlled Mathematics Learning Environment. 12th Annual South Florida Education Research Conference (SFERC), Miami, FL
Hoyte, J. (2012). Mathematics Teaching Strategies for Today’s Student. Christian Teachers Seminar. Georgetown, Guyana
Hoyte, J. (2012). Student-Choreographed Learning: A Personalized, Interactive Model - Poster presentation at 38th American Mathematical Association of Two-year Colleges (AMATYC) Annual Conference, November 8 - 11, 2012, Jacksonville, FL
Hoyte, J. (2012). Five Adults Speak Out About Developmental Algebra - 61st American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) Annual Conference, November, 2012, Las Vegas, NV.
Hoyte, J. (Chair). (2012). Virtual mathematics - higher education for the 21st century [Symposium]. In M. S. Plakhotnik, S. M. Nielsen, & D. M. Pane (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th Annual College of Education & GSN Research Conference (p. 177-181). Miami: Florida International University.
CCIRF 2011 – Community College Interdisciplinary Research Forum, University of Michigan
CASAE 2010 – Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education,
Developmental Education and Access at Community Colleges
Florida International University
“Making Algebra Accessible at the Community College”
University of Toronto
Panel II: The Meaning of Ohliger’s Social Activism for Graduate Students Today Carolyn Meeker, Jennifer Hoyte, Cory Dawson, & Alexis Hillyard
Panel Chair: Alexis Hillyard