Professional Service and Affiliations
|2020 - Present||Member, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education||2017 - Present||Secretary, Georgia Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators||2017 - Present||Member, Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics||2017 - Present||Service Learning Fellow, Georgia Southern University||2014 - Present||Manuscript Reviewer, Teaching Children Mathematics||2014 - Present||Manuscript Reviewer, Teaching Children Mathmatics||2013 - Present||Member, Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators||2013 - Present||Member, Nation Council of Teachers of Mathematics||2019||Member, AMTE Local Arrangements Committee||2019||Member, AMTE Local Arrangements Committee||2019||Member, Research Council on Mathematics Learning||2019||Undergraduate Advisor, Teachers of Mathematics Conference||2018||Undergraduate Advisor, Teachers of Mathematics Conference||2017||Member, AMTE Local Arrangements Committee||2015 - 2017||Member, Research Council on Mathematics Learning||2013 - 2017||Member, Florida Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators||2013 - 2017||Member, Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics||2013 - 2017||Member, TODOS: Mathematics For All||2014 - 2016||Mentor, Minority Teacher Recruitment and Retention||2013 - 2014||Member, School Science and Mathematics Association|
Honors and Awards
- John Neff Award (2019)
- SoTL Fellow, Georgia Southern University (2019-2020)
- Governor's Teaching Fellowship (2019)
- Georgia Southern Travel Grant (2018, 2019, 2020)
- Georgia Southern Faculty Service Award (2016, 2018)
- STAR Fellow for AMTE (2017-2018)
- Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching (2016)
- Graduate Research Showcase, Honorable Mention (2016)
- Graduate Studies Conference Travel Award (2015, 2016)
- Student Government Association Travel Award (2014, 2015)
- Nominee, FAMTE's Doctoral Student of the Year Award (2014)
- Cum Laude Society Member (1996-Present)
- Cum Laude Society Faculty Advisor (2001-2009)
- Elementary Mathematics Methods
- Algebraic Connections
- Foundations of Data and Geometry
- Foundations of Numbers and Operations
|2016||Advanced Graduate Certificate in Advanced Quantitative Methodologies, University of Central Florida|
|2016||Ph.D. in Elementary Mathematics Education, University of Central Florida|
|2015||M.A. in Mathematics, Jacksonville University|
|2006||M.Ed. in Education, Cardinal Stritch University|
|2001||B.S. in Mathematics, Carroll College|
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Physical and Virtual Manipulation Framework Conceptions of Undergraduate Pre-Service Teachers International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning (2019)
The goal of this study is to analyze undergraduate elementary school pre-service teachers’ conceptions and misconceptions of physical and virtual manipulative materials using an interpretive framework. The framework involved the use of the Concrete, Pictorial ...
Preparing Pre-Service Teachers to Present at a State Conference Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Georgia Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (2019)
As mathematics teacher educators, we have a responsibility to prepare as many people as we can, to teach mathematics in ways that foster a deeper understanding of the content. We do this by teaching current ...
Deepening K-8 Pre Service Teachers' Understanding of Mathematics and Mathematical Feedback Psychology of Mathematics Education 2018 Conference Proceedings (2018)
Letter-writing activities, in which pre-service teachers exchange written correspondence with K-12 students, have a rich history in mathematics education. The purpose of this research was to explore the affordances of letter-writing exchanges in the development ...
Deepening Place Value Understanding in K-2 Through Explanation and Justification Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary STEM Teaching and Learning Conference (2018)
This paper seeks to describe the importance of using the context of a candy shop and how focusing ondiscourse can deepen place value understanding in the base ten number system. Using the language of pieces(ones), ...
Using Google Forms to Inform Teaching Practices Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary STEM Teaching and Learning Conference (2018)
Kay and LeSage (2009) conducted a literature review of research on use of student response systems in university courses (typically Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics courses) and categorized benefits into classroom environment, learning, and assessment. ...
Using School Choice to Connect to Mathematics Learning in a Statistics and Probability Course for K-8 Pre-service Teachers Georgia Educational Researcher (2018)
This pilot qualitative study explored K-8 pre-service teachers (PSTs)’ learning experience in a Statistics and Probability course and their ability to make connections between mathematics and their everyday lives when given opportunities to investigate mathematics ...
Fractions: Not Always a Two-Way Street Relections (2017)
To deepen students' understanding of fractions a variety of representations, methods, explanations, and justifications should be presented. When asking students to visually represent a given fraction, we likely get different yet equivalent representations. However, for ...
Parent Workshops Focused on Mathematics Knowledge for Parenting (MKP): Shifting Beliefs About Learning Mathematics Proceedings of the 38th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychologyof Mathematics Education (2016)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which parents of first, second, and third grade students who attended a two-day workshop on mathematics strategies shifted beliefs about learning mathematics as compared ...
Mathematics Knowledge for Parenting (MKP): Workshops to Help Parents Make Sense of Mathematics Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning (RCML) (2016)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which parents of first, second, and third grade students who attended a two-day workshop on mathematics strategies differed on average and over time as ...
Pre-Service Teachers Acceptance of Number Concepts Instruction in Base 8 Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning (RCML) (2016)
Pre-service elementary school teachers maintain beliefs and conceptual knowledge not aligned to current standards that focus on conceptual understanding. Research indicates that university courses taught in an alternate base may have a positive impact on ...
Instructional Strategies that Foster Conceptual Understanding Dimensions in Mathematics (2015)
Mathematics educators agree that a conceptually based approach to instruction is beneficial to students (NRC, 2001). Although there has been a call for a reform in the teaching of mathematics for decades (NCTM, 1989, 1991, ...
The Influence of TeachLivE on Anxiety Levels in Pre-Service and In-Service Mathematics Teachers Proceedings from Ludic Convergence: The Second National TLE TeachLivE™ Conference (2014)
Doctoral students conducted a research project in Spring 2014 using a galvanic skin response device to measure anxiety levels of preservice and inservice teachers during interaction with the TeachLivE students. Preliminary results will be discussed.
Invited Presentations (2)
The Impact of Elementary Mathematics Workshops on Mathematics Knowledge for Parenting (MKP) and Beliefs About Learning Mathematics Electronic Theses and Dissertations (2016)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which parents of first, second, and third grade students who attended a two-day workshop on mathematics strategies differed on average and over time, as ...
National/International Conferences (26)
Teaching Pre-Service Teachers about Fostering a Growth Mindset 47th Annual Research Council on Mathematics Learning (2020)
This research study was conducted with preservice teachers in a mathematics content course to determine if mindset activities changed beliefs about mathematics teaching and learning.
K-8 Preservice Teachers as Independent Learners: Use of Metacognitive Learning Strategies in Mathematics Content Courses Twenty-third Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (2019)
This presentation was given at the Twenty-third Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.