Sandra Melissa Chincholkar, Ph.D
 Title: Senior College Lecturer
Math Emporium Coordinator
 Dept: Mathematics and Statistics
 Office: RT 1551
 Phone: 216-523-7159
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. RT 1551, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, CASE Western Reserve University, 2009
M.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2003
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia, 1997
Brief Bio:
My primary purpose in obtaining a doctorate degree was to become an educator, yes not a millionaire.  I have loved teaching since I can remember and I care deeply for my students.  Watching a student have a "light bulb moment" is what I live for.  Given that I have worked with students varying in both age and aptitude, I am very aware of whom my student are in terms of personality, motivations, skill sets and capabilities and I try to offer them a "personalized" educational experience.

I believe in being accessible both in and out of the classroom. The EMPORIUM has become a place where students feel safe coming to talk and ask for help even beyond the classroom or semester. I readily give out my cell phone number as needed. I love helping my students see the "real life" connections to what they are learning. Many of my students would tell you that I am demanding and have high expectations, but they will also say that they know it comes from a place of caring.
Honors and Awards:
Provost Distinguished Award for Teaching Fall 2022

Jearl D. Walker Outstanding Teaching Award (COSHP)  Fall 2020

Golden Apple Award Fall 2019, Fall 2020

Faculty Merit Recognition Award, AY 2019-2020

Recognition of Promotion, Senior College Lecturer 8th year Spring 2020

Recognition of Promotion, Associate College Lecturer 6th year Spring 2018

Faculty Merit Recognition Award, AY 2017-2018

Faculty Merit Recognition Award, AY 2016-2017

VIP (Very Important Professor) Hosted by Men¿s and Woman¿s Basketball Teams 2018

Faculty Appreciation Night Woman¿s Volleyball 2018
Teaching Areas:
All freshman courses:
MTH 87 Basic Algebra
MTH 114 Intensive Foundations of Quantitative Literacy
MTH 116 Foundations of Quantitative Literacy
MTH 148 Business Mathematics I
MTH 167 Pre-Calculus I