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Oglethorpe Faculty

Mary Garner

Part-time Lecturer of Mathematics Office:

Ph.D., Math and Math Education, Emory University
M.A., Math, Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Mary Garner taught at Kennesaw State University for almost 30 years. When she retired from KSU in 2014, she joined the Oglethorpe community part-time, then full-time, and back to part-time this year.

Mary Garner – CV

Areas of Research and Interest:
Currently, Dr. Garner’s research is focused on teaching of mathematics and providing enrichment activities for all ages.

Honors and Awards:

  • The 2017 John Neff Award from the Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • The 2009 KSU Distinguished Professor Award
  • The 2007 University System of Georgia Board of Regents Excellence in Teaching Award
  • The 2006 Kennesaw State University’s Distinguished Teaching Award
  • The 2003 KSU College of Science and Mathematics Distinguished Teaching Award


  • Mary Garner, Virginia Watson, Beth Rogers, and Catherine Head, “Influence of a Mathematics Teachers’ Circle on Elementary Teachers’ Use of Problem Solving,” School Science and Mathematics, Volume 117, Dec. 2017, pp. 317-328.

Courses Taught:

  • COR 314: Mathematics and Human Nature
  • Calculus I, II, III, and IV
  • Linear Algebra
  • Differential Equations
  • Introduction to Functions’ Applied Calculus
  • Advanced Functions.