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Judith A. Ink, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies

Education

  • Ed.D. Virginia Tech
  • Ed. Sped. Virginia Tech
  • Ed. Spec. George Washington University
  • M.A. Mathematics Education Old Dominion University
  • B.A. Mathematics and Psychology University of Michigan

Honors and Awards

  • Virginia Council of Teachers of Math University Teacher of the Year 2012
  • Speaker at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2013

Classes Taught

  • UED 495: Field Experience/Student Teaching
  • UED 496: Field Experience Portfolio
  • UIS 330: Topics in Geometry
  • UIS 350: Technology in Education
  • UIS 412: Topics in Advanced Math

Research Interests

Teaching of mathematics

Teaching Philosophy

It is my philosophy that every aspect of one's life is interconnected to make the whole human being. As professional teachers, we can't put religion on the shelf and take it down when needed. Even though we may not be able to talk about religion in the public schools, we can certainly model for students, teachers and administrators what a Christian leader looks like by articulating the concept within the classroom.

Within the field of mathematics, I believe that we see God in the structure of the world as described by mathematics. How can we not believe in God when we explore the order that created it? We also can look at infinity in mathematics and think about the infinite nature of God.

Biography

I grew up in Chicago and moved to Tidewater after I married a Navy officer. I love reading, listening to music and gardening. I am a Chesapeake Master Gardener and volunteer with the Gardening Helpline. At church I am a song leader for my Sunday School class, a liturgist and outreach coordinator.

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