Amy Strine Truksa

Director, Whittenberger Planetarium, Instructor of Mathematics

My focus is science and mathematics education at The College of Idaho. On the math side, I teach MAT105 (Intermediate Algebra) and MAT125 (Data Analysis and Statistics). On the science side, I enjoy being the director of the Whittenberger Planetarium, which brings science to a focus in the areas of earth science and astronomy.


M. A.T. Science Education, Oregon State University (1992)

B.S. Biology, The College of Idaho (1989)

A.A., Cottey College (1986)

Professional Experience

 2011-current Instructor, Mathematics Department, The College of Idaho

2000-current Planetarium Director, Whittenberger Planetarium, The College of Idaho

1999-2005 Program Resource Director, Sawtooth Methodist Camp, Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho

1998-1999 Adjuct Faculty, Mathematics Department, The College of Idaho

1994-1996 Science Teacher, Caldwell Alternative High School

1993-1994 Discussion Leader, Exchange program between Oregon State University and Asia University, Japan

1992-1994 Science Substitute Teacher, Albany, Alsea, and Corvallis, OR

1992-1994 Saturday Academy Programs, Oregon State University

1992-1993 Co-chair: "Expanding Your Horizons" Workshop, Association of Women in Science

1990-1991 Veterinary Technician, Linn Veterinary Hospital, Albany, OR

1989-1990 Independent Contractor, Bureau of Land Management, Boise, ID; Interagency Scientific Spotted Owl Committee, Portland, OR

1989 Hunting Check Station Manager, Idaho Fish and Game, Boise, ID