Dr. Gwen Carnes

Mathematics & Engineering

Instructor in Mathematics

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Ed.D.  in Curriculum & Instruction/Supervision in Mathematics Education, Oklahoma State University, 2002

M.Ed. in Secondary Education, Mathematics, University of Central Oklahoma, 1999

BS in Mathematics, Tulsa University, 1988

Gwen Carnes became a part of the Cloud Geary campus in January 2012 where she teaches all levels of mathematics, in the Fall of 2018 she joined the faculty on the Concordia campus.

A native of Oklahoma, her past teaching experience includes middle/high school mathematics and university level mathematics, research design, and statistics. She also served as Master Teacher in Residence for the Oklahoma Teacher Education Collaborative (OTEC, Tulsa University, 1997-2002), funded by the National Science Foundation.

Gwen enjoys research at all levels of mathematics education, especially the mentoring of novice mathematics/science teachers. At Cloud, Gwen has been instrumental in the development of an Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects in research.

Selected Publications and Presentations

  1. Carnes, G. (2009). Will you be my mentor? Published in three NCTM mentoring books: Empowering the mentor of the beginning mathematics teacher, Empowering the mentor of the experienced mathematics teacher, Empowering the mentor of the preservice teacher.

  2. Carnes, G., & Albrecht, N. (2007). Academic and social-emotional effects of full-day kindergarten: The benefits of time. Emporia State Research Studies 43(2), 64-72.

  3. Albrecht, N., & Carnes, G. (2006). Voice's of  Preservice Teachers: Improving Teaching and Learning through Microteaching and Critical Reflection.  International Journal of Learning, 13(4), 151-158.

  4. Perceptions of Parental Involvement in the Mathematics Classroom. Research Council of Mathematics Learning Annual Conference, Oklahoma City, OK (March, 2008).

  5. Learning in the Algebra classroom using Jigsaw III. Research Council on Mathematics Learning, 33rd Annual conference, February 2006, Las Vegas, NV (with Dr. Juliana Utley and James Carnes)

  6. Effects of Full-Day Kindergarten. Presentation to Herington USD 487 Board of Education, February 2006

  7. Addressing Student Accountability Issues in Online Instruction.  Association of Teacher Educators, Chicago Annual Conference: Presentation in February 2005 (with Dr. C. Seguin, Dr. A. Seguin, & Dr. N. Albrecht). 

  8.  Introduction to Teaching: It’s Alright to Have Fun! Teaching for a Change, Colorado Annual Conference PDS: Presentation in June 2005 (with Dr. N. Albrecht):

  9. PDS University Faculty: Collaborating to Team Teach Secondary Preservice Teachers. Professional Development Schools, Orlando Annual Conference: Presentation in March 2005 (with Dr. N. Albrecht)

  10. Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association, Annual Conference, October 2005 at Oklahoma State University (with Dr. Juliana Utley and James Carnes): Using Jigsaw in the Algebra Classroom

  11. Don’t Laugh at me. Multiple presentations in Lawrence Catholic Schools with Dr. Albrecht, 2005 & 2006.


  1. Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education: Helping Hands, $98,000 (2000)
  2. Director of Mathematics & Science Teachers Summer Professional Development Programs, Oklahoma City Public Schools, 2002


   You make a difference award, Emporia State University, nomination by student: Linette McJunkin, 2008.