Prairie State College professor selected for fellowship
October 2, 2013 12:38PM
Updated: November 28, 2013 6:02AM
Natalie J. McGathey, an assistant professor at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, recently was selected to be a fellow of Project ACCCESS (Advancing Community College Careers: Education, Scholarship and Service) by the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges.
McGathey is one of 24 math faculty members in the United States selected for the honor.
Project ACCCESS is a selective mentoring and professional development initiative for faculty members of two-year college mathematics programs. The goal is to facilitate professional growth for a group of mathematics faculty in two-year colleges who will become the leaders in their profession.
Participating fellows will gain knowledge of the culture and mission of the two-year college and its students, acquire familiarity with the scholarship of teaching, commit to continued growth in mathematics, and participate actively in professional communities.
McGathey was an assistant professor of mathematics at Purdue University North Central and a teaching assistant at the University of Illinois-Chicago. She has a bachelor’s degree from Lewis University, and a master’s degree and doctorate from Illinois-Chicago.
McGathey is the second faculty member at PSC selected for the honor. Katharine Sims-Drew, an associate professor, was a Project ACCCESS fellow in 2009.