Beth Bumgardner

Beth Bumgardner joined the NCSSM team in January of 2022 as Chair of Mathematics at NCSSM-Morganton. Beth holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Urban Mathematics and an M.S. in Mathematics. She began her career in 2009 in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at UNC Charlotte where she taught courses including Statistics for Business, Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Precalculus, Business Calculus, Calculus I and II for Science and Engineering, and Computer Exploration and Generation of Data. Beth is an Associate Chair of the UNC System Math Pathways Task Force. In addition, she led the efforts of the Statistics Pathway Team at UNC Charlotte to develop a project-based statistics course sequence and department-wide resources for students and instructors with the goal of improving student success and reducing the equity gap in introductory level statistics courses. Beth is passionate about helping students to connect mathematical and statistical concepts to their own interests and career aspirations. She is excited to be a part of such a collaborative and supportive team at NCSSM. Beth looks forward to working with the students of the NCSSM-Morganton campus to build a community of learning, to encourage students to dream big, and to help connect students to the resources and support they need to reach their goals.