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Mary K. Abkemeier

Professor, Department Chair – Mathematics and Computer Science
Program Director – MS in Learning Technologies, MS in Instructional Design and Technology


  • BS, Mathematics, St. Louis University
  • MS, University of Pittsburgh
  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh


  • Certificate of Leadership in the Workplace presented by the YWCA, fall 2008, in recognition for outstanding contributions to Fontbonne University
  • Educational Technology Association Award (ETA) for major contributions to technology in the St. Louis area school districts, fall 2008.
  • Outstanding Service to the Center for Women in Transition (CWIT)Award - Fall 2007
  • Outstanding Post Secondary Teacher of Mathematics – Mathematics Educators of Greater St. Louis, 2003
  • Founder's Day Award for Community Service - Fontbonne University – 1998
  • Emerson Electric Teacher of the Year - 1994
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award - Fontbonne University – 1994
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award - Fontbonne University - 1990

Scholarly Interest:

  • Teaching mathematics online
  • Teaching mathematics using the “flipped” approach
  • Online teaching and learning

Conference Presentations:

  • Cognitive Load Theory and Online Design: Missouri S&T Teaching and Learning Technology Conference – Rolla, MO, March 2013
  • Quality in Online Mathematics Courses, METC (Midwest Educational Technology Conference): 2012.
  • Peer Review Processes in Online Courses METC:, 2010.
  • Quality Assurance in Online Courses: METC Spring, 2008.
  • Assuring Quality in Your Online Courses: MITF (Missouri / Illinois Teaching Fellowship): conference at The University of Missouri, St. Louis, Fall, 2007.
  • Using Blogs and Wikis – Getting Started: METC, Spring, 2007.

Professional Memberships:

  • MAA (Mathematical Association of America)
  • NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)
  • MCTM (Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics)
  • MEGSL ( Mathematics Educators of Greater St. Louis)
  • ISTE ( International Society for Technology in Education)
  • SLATE (Supporting Learning and Technology in Education) Midwest Blackboard Users Group
  • Phi Kappa Phi

Contact Information:

Math and Computer Science Department

Fontbonne University
6800 Wydown Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
Email: mary.abkemeier@fontbonne.edu
Phone: 314-889-1497
Office: Ryan Hall 406
Fax: 314-719-3671