Nancy Warden

Professor of Mathematics/Education
Austin Hall, Room 203
phone: 405-574-1259


Dr. Nancy Warden has earned numerous teaching awards, including her selection in 2009 by readers of the Chickasha Express-Star as Favorite University Educator.

Warden received the Outstanding Service Award from the Oklahoma Council of Teachers of Mathematics in 2008 and received a Present Service Award from the Oklahoma Council of Teachers of Mathematics in 1999.

She received the USAO Regents Award for Superior Teaching in 1984 and 1988 and was awarded the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation's State Alumni Hall of Fame Recognition in 2006.

In addition to research projects and publications, Warden makes presentations at professional meetings and schools that include The Math Lady is a MathMagician!; Optical Illusions: Mathematical Applications; Make and Take Origami -- A Monster Stellated Icosahedrom; Careers in Mathematics; Optical Illusions and Standards; Math Magic in the Classroom; Testing Hypotheses in Elementary Statistics; Mathematics and Communication and others.

Warden has served on the USAO faculty since 1980. Before coming to USAO, she was a teacher and chairman of the Secondary Mathematics Department at Chickasha High School for two years, a math teacher at Minco High School and a teaching assistant at the University of Oklahoma.

Warden is a member of the American Mathematics Competitons, Mathematical Association of America, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Oklahoma Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Outside of the classroom, Warden is seen frequently at Drover basketball games, softball games, baseball games, at music concerts and other college events. Warden, along with Dr. Linda Crumb and Fred Kemper, wrote words to the Drover Fight Song.

She has served many years as a Grady County 4-H Volunteer Leader and continues to host the annual Grady County Speech and Illustrated Presentations event on the USAO campus. Warden is a member of the Circle of Champions for the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation and served a four-year term on the foundation's Board of Directors.


  • Ph.D., Mathematics Education, University of Oklahoma, 1987

  • M.A., Mathematics, University of Oklahoma, 1977

  • B.S., Mathematics, East Central Oklahoma State University, 1975