Graduate Research Assistant
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. Since beginning his PhD program, he has been elected to multiple positions including Vice President of the TLAC GSA and the SERA Graduate Representative for Texas A&M University.
He is highly productive with numerous research presentations and publications through ESM, NCTM, SERA, AERA, FIE, and ASEE. He is currently working as an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Urban Mathematics Education. He has taught physics at the Aggie STEM summer camp for three years and Integrated Mathematics and Elementary Math Methods at Texas A&M University. He is expected to graduate with his PhD in May 2021.