Margaret Landon Niess

Profile Updated: October 25, 2016
Margaret Landon
Residing In: Corvallis, OR USA
Spouse/Partner: David Niess
Occupation: Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Education
Children: Kimberly, born July 30, 1968
Kristen, born Dec. 26, 1971
Corri, born May 17, 1959
Andrea, More…born Dec 13, 1964
David, born Dec 13, 1966
Yes! Attending Reunion

I taught math in middle, high and community college. Even taught in Oregon's Men State Prison. What an experience! I completed a PHD in Mathematics Education and was hired at OSU mostly because of the word 'computer' in my dissertation. I have been a professor at OSU since 1980 where my specialty was integrating technology in teaching mathematics and science. I have been preparing math and science teachers to use technologies in teaching those subjects.

I retired in 2003, and have failed retirement. Now I have time for the research I didn't have time to do. My research is centered around the knowledge teachers need for teaching with technology. This research has taken me to lots of international places and I have had a wonderful time seeing the world with my husband while i interact with lot of wonderful people all over the world. In fact this is why I can't come to the reunion. We will be in Prague. I am also teaching online in a Master's program and actively publishing.

HOWEVER, my most favorite time now is spending 8 weeks in Mexico with my husband. What a wonderful time of life!

School Story:

Enjoy the reunion. So sorry I couldn't be there.

Attending Reunion


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Jan 10, 2020 at 9:21 AM

Hey there Jud... Hope this is a great year for you! I'm off to Mexico for 6 weeks! Are you ever going to consider coming on down? Maggie

Aug 11, 2019 at 1:33 AM
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Posted on: Apr 13, 2019 at 11:41 AM

Happy birthday to a beautiful lady who is now leading us all into the 76s! Well at least for me! Hope you have a terrific day as well as a terrific coming year. Love Maggie

Apr 08, 2019 at 6:10 AM

Another great day for a great lady!j Hope you have a great birthday Margie!

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Jan 04, 2019 at 7:02 AM

Happy Birthday - Hope you are doing good and have a great 76 (I think!) in 2019
I'll be following you!


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Apr 08, 2018 at 9:58 AM

Happy birthday Margie.. And hoping this year is filled with lots of winning car races that you so enjoy! This must be 75 - and who would have thought it?


Apr 08, 2018 at 9:56 AM

Happy birthday to a great lady! Hope your walks are extending with lots of enjoyment. Looking forward to talking to you soon!

Sep 25, 2017 at 10:31 AM

This is a picture that shows what I did lots in the 1980s... I traveled with Topo (a computer robot who understood the Logo language). Topo and I did workshops with elementary and middle school kids as well as lots of teachers who were trying to become familiar with this new computer language. It was a fun job while I was also a faculty member in the College of Education at Oregon State University. My primary job was to help teacher develop the knowledge for teaching with technologies.

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Apr 08, 2017 at 9:02 AM

I know what you mean about our class - course we were seniors basically for 3 years once we moved to Sunset - we got to start all the traditions! I remember chairing the Girl of the Month identifications. I think that gave me great lessons for when I was Faculty Senate President at OSU! I know what you mean about getting together with the kids. With 5 it is sometimes difficult. But we have a secret weapon. I promise not to cook and Dave promises to do all the cooking. That brings those kids right on home! Another trick has been getting them tickets to the OSU football games and a tailgater that they really enjoy.We just warn them that we are spending their inheritance by doing all these things - We even took them all with their families (at different times) to Cabo. Last year we finally got that last crew in - The youngest, her husband and three girls. What a treat it was for us - and they got to fly in a plane! there goes that inheritance! And, the best part is they all love it this way.
It would be great to get together. You're right -we don't live that far apart - and now that the road is finished (I think) it will be easier. Now to find that illusive time. I keep promising George Stankey that I'll get over there! He and I grew up on the same street in Aloha!
We can connect by email if that is easier... I"m at
I posted a picture that Margie Boris just send me.. these are all Aloha girls and about half of us went to Sunset and other half went to Beaverton. I'm the one who didn't get the message on what color dress to wear! Actually I think it was the only dress I had for more than a year. My daughters really enjoyed seeing this picture!

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Apr 07, 2017 at 10:54 AM

Posted on: Apr 06, 2017 at 12:00 PM

HI Kate, Just saw the message that you have a birthday coming and thought I would try to connect with you. We were in a number of classes together ia at Sunset ( i was called Margaret which I always felt was too formal for me - so in college I shifted to Maggie. But you might not remember me much, particularly since I went to OSU rather than UO. But I'm retired in Corvallis - sort of. I'm still traveling to conferences and even writing books. This summer my husband and I will go to Ireland, Amsterdam and Frankfurt. We have a granddaughter living in Frankfurt so we'll see her.
Anyway, I wanted to wish you a great birthday. My guess reading these posts you will as you will be spending it at the coast. Hope this next year is filled with good health and lots of happiness. Maggie (Landon) Niess

Apr 02, 2017 at 1:46 PM

Ok.. 74 isn't bad... Hope you have had a great year and are all set for next year! Maggie

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My 25 year picture at OSU
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Our deck in Cabo; that is the Pacific ocean where the whales are very active.
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Cheers to you all!
Posted: Apr 28, 2016 at 1:19 PM