Dr. Roth came to Juniata College in 2006, from Wheeling Jesuit University where she was an assistant professor in mathematics. She earned her Ph.D. in mathematics from The Pennsylvania State University in 2002. She earned her B.A. from Oberlin College in 1996, with a major in mathematics with a minor in computer science. She spent the year after graduating from Oberlin studying at the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics, a math program in Budapest, Hungary taught in English that can be taken for a semester or a year.
She is involved in several professional organizations. Currently, she is serving as Chair Elect in the Allegheny Mountain Section of the Mathematics Association of America(MAA) and is a member of the Committee on the Participation of Women for the MAA. She is a member of the MAA,Young Mathematicians' Network(YMN), the Association for Women in Mathematics, and Kappa Mu Epsilon, a math honor society. In 2002-2003 she was a Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) fellow. She and Michael Axtell organize the YMN/NExT Poster Session for early career mathematicians at the Joint Mathematics Meetings yearly.
Topics she has taught include calculus, probability and statistics, and how to read, write, and talk about mathematics. She is the department's statistics person and teaches many of the statistical offerings including Statistical Consulting which gives real world experience in analyzing data for a client.
Dr. Roth's current research interests include chaos and fractals and scholarship of teaching and learning projects. She has written an article about Julia sets for the Mathematical Intelligencer and is working on an article for PRIMUS about clickers in calculus.
Besides math, she enjoys knitting, gardening, baking, wheel thrown pottery, and singing in the Juniata College Choral Union.