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Frederick Butler, Ph.D.


  • B.S., McDaniel College (1998)
  • M.S., University of Pennsylvania, (2001)
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania (2004)


  • Calculus II
  • Linear Algebra I
  • Differential Equations
  • Mathematical Structures
  • Abstract Algebra I, II

Research Interests

  • Mathematics education (quantitative literacy, technology in education, proof writing)
  • Combinatorics (rook theory)


  • 2003: Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students, University of Pennsylvania
  • 1998: Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, McDaniel College

Recent Publications

  • Butler, M., Pyzdrowski, L., Walker, V., & Butler, F. (2012). The effects of immediate online homework feedback on homework attempts and mathematics performance. In Qiuyun Lin (Ed.), Advancement in Online Education: Exploring the Best Practices, Volume 2 (Chapter 7). New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Butler, F. & Butler, M. (2011). A matched-pairs study of interactive computer laboratory activities in a liberal arts math course. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 27(2), 192-203.
  • Butler, F. & Butler, M. (2009). Preliminary results of the effects of interactive computer labs. The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 25(1), 68-74.
  • Butler, F. & Butler, M. (2008). Using technology to enhance liberal arts math. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 12(4), 227-231.
  • Butler, M. & Butler, F. (2007). Using a Sudoku lab to motivate students in an introductory course. Louisiana Association of Teachers of Mathematics Journal, 4(1). Retrieved from http://www.lamath.org/journal/Vol4No1/Sodoku_lab.pdf.