Department of Mathematics

Central 227

1250 Siskiyou Blvd.

Ashland, OR  97520

(541) 552-6576





Ph. D. 1985 Mathematics, University of Oregon
M. S. 1981 Mathematics, University of Oregon
B.A. 1980 Mathematics, Westmont College (Santa Barbara, California)


Abstract algebra, courses for prospective teachers, and a variety of precalculus, calculus, linear algebra and other upper division courses.


See Sherry Ettlich's Vitae (Acrobat Reader pdf file): link to Sherry Ettlich's Vitae

Mathematical Interests/Specialties:

Mathematics education (K-12), primarily developing classroom activities implementing NCTM standards and meeting Oregon curriculum standards.

Abstract algebra (finite groups and commutative rings) and development of proof abilities, primarily related to innovations in undergraduate education.

Professional Associations:

Mathematical Association of America
National Coucil of Teachers of Mathematics
Oregon State Mathematics Council
Teachers of Teachers of Mathematics

Offices Held:

President, Teachers of Teachers of Mathematics, 1995/96 & 1996/97
Treasurer, Teachers of Teachers of Mathematics, 1997/98 to present

Personal Interests:

  • My faith provides a foundation that keeps my life in perspective. I am an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and especially enjoy singing in their choir.
  • My two cats, Honey and Mocha, remind me not to spend all night at the office.
  • Classical music concerts, theater, movies and books are wonderful distractions I try to indulge occasionally.
  • Knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, and hardanger are my current creative outlets. I especially enjoy designing many of the projects I make.
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