Susan Low, Instructor of Mathematics

Susan Low has over 25 years experience teaching mathematics at the college level, joining Menlo as a full-time instructor, one year after teaching here as an adjunct instructor. In addition to teaching courses including Business Calculus, Elementary Algebra, Analytical Geometry and Calculus II, Ms. Low has taught Unix and Artificial Intelligence courses at community colleges.

Ms. Low brings extensive corporate experience to the classroom from her time as a healthcare IT Training & Education Manager, Program Director – Recruiting and Payroll, and an education director and trainer/developer in a variety of other corporate settings (notably Lockheed Missiles & Space Company in Sunnyvale), at a start-up, in high tech, and in higher education.

Ms. Low's areas of interest include self-concept as a key contributor to student success in mathematics, buddy and team learning, and effective teaching modalities, methodologies (e.g., Socratic dialogues) and tools, including e-learning, and hybrid delivery models, as well as collaborative distance learning scenarios.  She is excited about the increasing opportunities available on campus for using technology as a tool to personalize education by focusing on each student's learning style and personal bests, to expand the options for knowledge sharing, and to facilitate learning management.  She also is interested in the use of technology for further enhancing communication across organizational entities.

She received her Master's Degree in Education with a concentration in Mathematical Methods in Educational Research from the Stanford University Graduate School of Education, and a post-Bachelor's degree NSF Fellowship Certificate in Electrical (Computer) Engineering and her Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from the University of California at Davis.  She holds a number of Lifetime Teaching Credentials in Mathematics, Computer & Related Technologies, and in Humanities/English at the Community College, Secondary, and Adult Education levels