The mathematics education research group is interdisciplinary by nature of its subject. We include faculty from the School of Education, as well as the Department of Mathematics, and we collaborate with faculty members accross the university, from departments in engineering, physics, psychology, sociology... Our collective research spans K-16 mathematics teaching and learning. Graduate students and undergraduate researchers regularly engage in research with faculty. Please see individual faculty research areas and specific projects below.
Research Advisors for Mathematics Education in the Math Department
Bio ItemEstrella Johnson , bio
Professor Johnson's research focuses on the pedagogical practices of mathematicians, with the goal of better understanding and supporting high quality, ambitious teaching in undergraduate mathematics classrooms.
Bio ItemAnderson Norton , bio
Professor Norton conducts research in mathematics education, building psychological models of students' mathematics and their mathematical development.
Bio ItemMegan Wawro , bio
Associate Professor Wawro's research involves investigating students' reasoning about linear algebra in quantum mechanics and the development of inquiry-oriented instructional materials for linear algebra.
Researchers of Mathematics Education in the School of Education
Bio ItemKaty Ulrich , bio
Dr. Ulrich is Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning in the School of Education. She builds models of how students construct number concepts. In particular, she is currently working on building models of how middle school students construct their integer (signed number) concepts.
Bio ItemJay Wilkins , bio
Dr. Wilkins is Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning. Wilkins' research interests include: understanding and measuring quantitative literacy, children's development of fraction concepts, mathematical beliefs and attitudes, and the teaching and learning of probability and statistics.
Bio ItemBetti Kreye , bio
Dr. Kreye is Clinical Associate Professor in Mathematics Education in Teaching and Learning. She teaches advanced curriculum and instruction courses for elementary and middle school mathematics majors, works with interns and student teachers at the secondary level, and works with the Mathematics Specialist Master's Program.
Researchers of Mathematics Education in the Math Department
Bio ItemRachel Arnold , bio
Dr. Arnold conducts research on mathematical teaching and learning in upper-level mathematics courses, such as Introduction to Proofs and Advanced Calculus.
Bio ItemSteven Silber , bio
Mr. Silber conducts research in mathematics education, examining students' engagement and reasoning in novel mathematical tasks.
Bio ItemJulia Truman , bio
Dr. Truman conducts research in mathematics education, studying mathematical problem-solving of college students and other adults in areas such as linear algebra with a particular focus on adults on the autism spectrum.
Bio ItemMadhavi Vishnubhotla , bio
Dr. Madhavi Vishnubhotla conducts research in mathematics education with a focus on in-service and pre-service mathematics teachers’ meanings for mathematical ideas and pedagogical practices of mathematics instructors.
Bio ItemJason R. Wilson , bio
Collegiate Assistant Professor Wilson teaches Math and CMDA classes. His research interests include large scale linear algebra, high performance computing, and the mathematical foundations of data science.