Joshua Hertel

Assistant Professor
Mathematics And Statistics
1001 Cowley Hall

Specialty area(s)

Teaching mathematics with technology, mathematics education history, teaching and learning of trigonometry, and the development of probabilistic reasoning.

Brief biography

I am originally from North Eastern Wisconsin. I attended the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire for my undergraduate work (Music/Mathematics) and then taught mathematics in Neenah, Wisconsin. I had a wonderful experience teaching high school mathematics and decided to pursue graduate work. In 2010, I completed a master's in mathematics at Illinois State University. I then went on to finish a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education in 2013. My dissertation research concerned the teaching and learning of trigonometry in the modern sciences.

Current courses at UWL

Teaching history

MTH 136 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II
MTH 150 - College Algebra
MTH 151 - Precalculus
MTH 321 - Teaching Mathematics With Technology
MTH 395 - Independent Study in Computer Science Education
MTH 421 - Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Computer Science in the Secondary School
EDS 494 - Student Teaching (Supervision)


B.M.E – University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire (2005)
M.S. – Illinois State University (2010)
Ph.D. – Illinois State University (2013)