Academy of Distinguished Teachers at UT Arlington
Dr. Barbara A. Shipman
Date Inducted: 2006
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Barbara Shipman has been a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics at UT Arlington since 1998. She received her undergraduate and doctoral degrees in mathematics from the University of Arizona and served on the mathematics faculty at the University of Rochester for three years. Dr. Shipman has presented her mathematical work at conferences in the United States, Canada, and Japan. Her work on the mathematics of the honeybee's dance language has been featured in Discover and on National Public Radio. Currently, she is working with colleagues on an interdisciplinary project designed to demonstrate a predicted relationship between electric charge and gravity that is expected to provide a new form of pollution-free energy and impact many areas of science and technology.
Dr. Shipman loves teaching. She has received five teaching awards at UT Arlington, including induction into the UT Arlington Academy of Distinguished Teachers and the Professor of the Year Award from UT Arlington's student mathematics club. Dr. Shipman is currently a joint coordinator with five faculty in a three-year program funded by the NSF that is filled with activities and mentoring designed to prepare undergraduate mathematics majors for the workforce and for graduate school. She also coordinates the Math Clinic, a popular on-campus tutoring center that serves 15 undergraduate mathematics courses.