Mathematics Education
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 K16 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.
In the picture to the right, that's NCTM president (and UVA professor) Robert Berry in the middle, visiting us in Blacksburg. Nice hat!
Math Education Faculty in Mathematics


Estrella Johnson
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.


Anderson Norton
Professor Norton conducts research in mathematics education, building psychological models of students' mathematics and their mathematical development.


Megan Wawro
Associate Professor Wawro's research involves investigating students' reasoning about linear algebra in quantum mechanics and the development of inquiryoriented instructional materials for linear algebra.



Rachel Arnold
Dr. Arnold conducts research on mathematical teaching and learning in upperlevel mathematics courses, such as Introduction to Proofs and Advanced Calculus.


Steven Silber
Mr. Silber conducts research in mathematics education, examining students' engagement and reasoning in novel mathematical tasks.



Victoria Truman
Dr. Truman conducts research in mathematics education, studying mathematical problemsolving of college students and other adults in areas such as linear algebra with a particular focus on adults on the autism spectrum.


Jason R. Wilson
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.

Math Education Faculty in the School of Education


Katy Ulrich
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.


Jay Wilkins
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.


Betti Kreye
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.
