- Mathematics Education
- Asbury College (B.A.)
- Appalachian State University (M.A.)
- University of Georgia (Ph.D.)
Dr. Deborah Gober served as a high school math teacher at Freedom High School in Morganton, NC for eleven years. Following completion of a doctoral program at the University of Georgia in 1998, she came to Columbus State University (CSU) to teach in the College of Education (COE). She is presently a Professor of Mathematics Education and serves as Co-Director of UTeach Columbus and Director of the CSU Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program. She has co-authored several articles dealing with equity in mathematics education and has presented at local, state, and national conferences. In 2005, Gober received the CSU Faculty Service Award and the COE Thomas E. Harrison Leadership Award. She was also nominated for the CSU Educator of the Year Award (2000) and the Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics Gladys M. Thompson Distinguished Service Award (2005). Gober's research interests revolve around CSU's STEM initiatives (e.g., Noyce, UTeach, and Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship). She is interested in learning more about the reasons that students choose STEM teaching as a career and factors that influence their retention in and graduation from STEM teacher preparation programs. She is also interested in new teacher induction and the role of university faculty.