research


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Equitable Mathematics Teaching and Learning in Practice: Exploring Students’ Negotiations of Identity and Power [2015-2017]
  • Dissertation study funded by a fellowship from CPM Education Program
  • Designed and conducted a yearlong ethnography in a 9th grade geometry classroom in an urban school with a STEM and project-based learning emphasis
  • Explored the relationship with mathematics teaching, with goals for equity, and students’ mathematics learning and identity development
Access, Agency, and Allies in Mathematical Systems /Mathematics Discourse in Secondary Classrooms [2015-2017]
  • Supervisors: Dr. Beth Herbel-Eisenmann & Dr. Tonya Bartell
  • Adapted existing professional development materials from Mathematics Discourse in Secondary Classrooms to include opportunities for deepening teachers’ understanding of algebra concepts and to focus explicitly on issues of equity and social justice in mathematics teaching and learning
  • Analyzed artifacts and interviews from an in-service professional development using post-structuralist, qualitative methods
Teachers Empowered to Advance Change in Mathematics: Preparing PreK-8 Teachers to Connect Children’s Multiple Mathematical Knowledge Bases [2013-2016]
  • Supervisor: Drs. Tonya Bartell & Corey Drake
  • Analyzed video data and artifacts from elementary mathematics methods courses across various universities using qualitative methods, focusing on teacher educators’ introduction of community-based funds of knowledge and prospective teachers’ capacity to adapt existing curriculum materials
  • Developed categorization and coding schemes for qualitative analysis of video and artifacts
  • Designed and created website to disseminate resources developed by the research team for use in mathematics methods courses (teachmath.info)
Mathematical Practices Implementation Study [2012-2013]
  • Supervisor: Dr. Michael D. Steele
  • Collected video data and wrote field notes during classroom observations for analysis by research team
  • Analyzed classroom observation, interview and survey data using qualitative analysis
  • Developed categorization and coding scheme for qualitative analysis of survey data
  • Assigned Instructional Quality Assessment (IQA) rating to student work and classroom observation data for quantitative analysis
Promoting Rigorous Outcomes in Mathematics and Science Education [2012]
  • Supervisor: Jeannie A. Patrick
  • Coded mathematics textbooks for alignment with the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics

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Student-Centered Schools [2012]
  • Supervisor: Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond
  • Collected and recorded data from school visits and classroom observations for school case studies
  • Compiled data and findings and crafted memos for preliminary data analysis