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Opeka, Pamela

Pamela Opeka

Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Professor Pamela Opeka has followed her professional interest teaching mathematics and other sciences for her entire 30 year career at both the high school and collegiate level.  After several years working in the lab as a research technician, she initially taught science courses at the high school level but quickly found a greater love in teaching mathematics.  For her skill and dedication, she received the prestigious 2009 National Institute of Standards and Technology Sigma Xi Chapter’s Outstanding Teacher award.  She is committed to excellence and in keeping with her desire to excel as a teacher; she earned her MEd in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of MD in 2009.  Teaching at the collegiate level offered new and interesting challenges, and she began teaching mathematics at Capital Technology University in 2013.  She sees her role as preparing students not only for coursework leading to Information Technology and engineering degrees, but also to build their mathematical foundation as a basis for logical thought and problem-solving in any science or engineering career path.  Pamela Opeka is the ideal teacher for the student who desires to know well the language of the sciences.  

Areas of Expertise:

  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry 
  • Statistics

Biography:

Education

  • BS in Biology/Chemistry from Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Maryland

Honors & Awards

  • 2009 NIST Teacher of the Year 

Research & Publications

  • Humoral and cellular immune response in cattle and sheep experimentally infected with Scarcocystis, L. Gasbarre, P. Suter, R. Fayer, American Journal of Vet. Research, Vol. 45, 8:1592-96, 1984
  • Development of Monoclonal Antibodies to Enteral Adenovirus, N. Sign-naz, R. Naz, P. Suter, Sixth International Congress of Virology

Volunteer/Service Experience

  • Victorian Book Club, President