Adjunct Faculty, TLAC
After high school, Michael Rugh was admitted to the Mathematics Department at Texas A&M University in 2009, graduating in 2013 with a B.S. in Mathematics, and a M.S. in Mathematics (teaching track) in 2015. After graduation, he worked for two years across College Station ISD and Texas A&M University teaching, tutoring, and assisting in mathematics education research.
In 2017, he was admitted to the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture at Texas A&M University to begin working on his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction (focusing on Mathematics Education). He was awarded the Texas A&M University Graduate Merit Fellowship in his first year. As a graduate student, he was elected to multiple positions including Vice President of the TLAC GSA and the SERA Graduate Representative for Texas A&M University. He graduated with his PhD in December 2021.
He is highly productive with numerous research presentations and publications through Educational Studies in Mathematics, NCTM, SERA, AERA, RCML, FIE, and ASEE. He has served as an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Urban Mathematics Education since 2019. He has taught at the Aggie STEM summer camp since 2017. At Texas A&M University, Dr. Rugh has taught Integrated Mathematics, Elementary Math Methods, and Problem Solving in Mathematics (at the undergraduate level) and History and Trends of STEM Education (at the graduate level).