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Wendi is a down-to-the-roots mathematician (aka lover of math), with a creative background in fine arts and figure skating. She has numerous publishing credits in the field of mathematics and mathematics education, ranging from elementary to undergraduate level, with special credentials as part of the writing team that reformed the mathematics curriculum for the Kingdom of Bhutan.
She graduated first in her class at Trent University, earning President Symons’ medals two years running, and followed it up with the prestigious NSERC 1967 award for graduate studies which she pursued at the University of Toronto. More recently she gained acclaim as the first person to score 100% in Statics at the University of Oregon.
A twenty-year history of teaching mathematics at Trent University includes nine semesters as lead for the innovative Math for the Contemporary Classroom, a course to inspire would-be teachers and math-phobes to understand, enjoy, and see the richness and relevance in mathematics at all levels.
Wendi joined the Sheridan team in 2010 and has not looked back. She is the Editing Director of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, the chair of the Ontario Colleges Mathematics Council, and participates in the Ontario Colleges Mathematics Association. Professional development is second nature as she strives to stay up-to-date with best practices and policies in mathematics education.
Wendi resides in a heritage building lauded for its creative yet authentic re-purposing, and spends summers on her vintage 1966 Chris Craft yacht.