Dr. Michelle Metzger

  • Assistant Professor of Education-STEM & Mathematics

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Master of Arts for Teachers, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Bachelor of Science in Education, Concordia University, Seward, Neb.

Dr. Metzger’s experiences include working as a classroom teacher, adjunct professor, professional development facilitator, research coordinator, and department chair.  Her research interests include spatial thinking, problem solving, critical thinking, and STEM learning.  These areas have led to various presentations at state and national conferences as well as specialized work in pre-school and elementary classrooms.

As a National Ongoing Assessment Project Facilitator, Dr. Metzger believes in teaching math for understanding through modeling, which takes her to various places across the United States engaging teachers in deep mathematical thinking within a professional development setting.  She also looks for collaboration opportunities with colleagues here at Buena Vista University as well as developing partnerships with colleagues at the local, state and regional levels in Iowa


Mathematics for Elementary and Secondary Education, Elementary and Secondary Math Methods, STEM