Dr. Kimberly Kendricks


Interim Chair, Associate Professor of Mathematics



Dr. Kimberly Kendricks, a native of Dayton, Ohio graduated from the
University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA with a dual degree in Mathematics and
Business in 2003/2004 and earned a Master’s and Ph.D. in Mathematics from Auburn
University in Auburn, AL in 2006 and 2007, respectively. She is currently an
Associate Professor of Mathematics at Central State University, a Historically
Black College and University, located in Wilberforce, Ohio. Since joining
Central State University in 2007, she has served as the Principal Investigator
or Co-Principal Investigator for over $2.3 million internally to the university,
and a sum total of $8.2 million collaboratively with neighboring institutions;
and for the mathematics classroom, she has worked diligently to increase the
success rate of students taking College Algebra, Trigonometry, and Differential
Equations.

Dr. Kendricks has a sincere passion for mathematics and mathematics
education. By sharing her joy of mathematics, she aims to increase the success
rate of students in mathematics, particularly minority students, thereby,
increasing the number of students earning a degree in STEM. Through her success
in the mathematics classroom, Dr. Kendricks now oversees a National Science
Foundation (NSF) grant program to guide the success of high achieving students
in STEM and has published the results of this program in peer-reviewed
journals.

For her research, which is supported by NSF, the American Society for
Engineering Education, the National Signature Program, and Clarkson Aerospace
Engineering, she takes mathematical theories and applies them to real world
problems in robotics and gait analysis. For the past two summers, for example,
she applied Groebner Basis Theory to a U.S. Department of Defense gait study
project at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio and has expanded her
studies to path planning and robotic motion on a separate project at the
Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications at the University of Minnesota,
MN.

Dr. Kendricks has also served on the governing board of the Dayton Regional
STEM School, and collaboratively works with the Air Force Institute of
Technology, Wright State University, and the University of Dayton to promote the
advancement of women faculty in STEM through an NSF-ADVANCE program.  In 2009,
she was selected to participate in the National Science Foundation’s Leadership
Development Institute which shaped and supported her future pursuits in the
academy, and in 2010, was selected to participate in the American Association
for Colleges and Universities’ Preparing Critical Faculty of Color Project, to
develop her leadership skills particularly for undergraduate STEM education, and
as a result was promoted in 2011 at Central State University to an Associate
Professor of Mathematics.

 

Contact Information

(937) 376-6363
Fax (937) 376-6384
Henderson Hall, Room 151
kkendricks@centralstate.edu