Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Katherine Maxwell



EdD Grand Canyon University, Organizational Leadership June 2021

Dissertation: “High school influences on college students pursuing 

mathematics majors”

Graduated Magna Cum Laude


MA Grand Canyon University, Curriculum & Instructional: Technology May 2011

Thesis: “Incorporating technology in content area curriculum”

Graduated Magna Cum Laude


BS Georgian Court University, Business/Marketing/Mathematics May 2002

Graduated Summa Cum Laude


Honors and Awards



Academic Scholars Program Doctoral degree, Grand Canyon University.     2018-2020

Academic Scholars Program Master’s degree, Grand Canyon University.      2009-2011



NJ State High School Mathematics Teacher. 2004

NJ State High School Business Education Teacher. 2004

Google Training Level 1 Certified

Research Experience


Dissertation, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ 2018-2021

Chair: Dr. Kathryn Westefeld

  • The purpose of the qualitative descriptive study was to determine if, and how teacher-student relationships in a high school mathematics classroom influenced female undergraduate students with less than 50 credits to pursue a degree in mathematics.