Math professor and textbook author Sherri Messersmith joins the Double Shelix podcast to discuss how educators and schools can help students thrive – especially students who arrive in the classroom underprepared for success. Sherri’s teaching philosophy incorporates fun, real-world problem-solving and uses students’ small successes to build their confidence and dispel their math-phobia. Sherri also emphasizes the importance of following your passions and discusses how doing so enabled her career transition from teaching into textbook authorship.

In addition to their interview with Sherri, Double Shelix podcast has a number of episodes on the themes of inclusive STEM, graduate school, women in science, mentorship, and teaching. All episodes can be found on Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, and