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Dr. Nathan Putney

Associate Professor, Mathematics

(434) 582-2559



  • Ed.D in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Central Florida
  • M.Ed. in Mathematics, Clemson University
  • B.A. in Mathematics with minor in Education, Southern Wesleyan University



Dr. Nathan Putney taught as a secondary mathematics teacher in public schools and in community college for 25 years. He developed and taught online mathematics courses for 8 years before coming to Liberty University.

Dr. Nathan Putney now serves as a full-time Mathematics Professor at Liberty University in the Department of General Math and Science and works with doctoral students in the area of Curriculum and Instruction with the School of Education. He also teaches mathematics courses with Liberty University Online.

Professional Memberships

  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Mathematics Association of America


Edited Works

Dr. Putney has chaired the committee for the following dissertations:

  • Digital Game-Based Learning and the Mathematics Achievement of Gifted Students
  • The Effects of an Online Math Intervention on the Math Anxiety Levels of Community College Students
  • Real-Time Data as an Instructional Tool: Examining Engagement and Comprehension
  • Comparing the Self-Efficacy of Dual Enrollment Students Taking Classes at the High School, at the College, and Online
  • The Effect of Problem-Based Learning on Secondary Students Attitudes and Anxiety Toward Mathematics
  • Predictive Factors Associated with Newly Graduated High School Students’ Enrollment in a Remedial Course at a Community College
  • Understanding Mathematics Anxiety: The Relationships Between Fourth Grade Students’ Math Anxiety, Multiplication Fact Fluency, and Problem Solving Ability
  • Community College Students’ Academic Success and Persistence in Math Courses After Developmental Math: A Case Study
  • The Flipped Classroom: Its Effect on Student Academic Achievement, Critical Thinking Skills, and Teacher Efficacy in High School Mathematics
  • Differences in Math Achievement: Utilizing Supplemental Computer-Based Instruction
  • The Effect of Implementing School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports on Student Misbehavior in a Large Urban High School
  • A Study of Digital Communication Tools Used in Online High School Courses


Research Interests

  • Teaching of mathematics
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