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About Ryan Andrew Nivens

Positions

Present Associate Professor, East Tennessee State University Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education
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Present Associate Professor, East Tennessee State University Curriculum and Instruction, Clemmer College of Education
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Curriculum Vitae




Grants

2017 - 2018 New Faculty Learning Community
INtopFORM Faculty Fellowship
Role: Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Johnson
$2,000
2017 Integrating Computing into the High School Mathematics Curriculum via Science and Engineering Data Sets
Tennessee Higher Education
Improving Teacher Quality Grant
Role: Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Hendrickson
$75,000
2016 - 2017 Increasing Preschoolers Logical Sequencing Skills
East Tennessee State University Research Development Committee
Major Grant
Role: Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Geiken
$10,000
2016 - 2017 Innovative Educator Workshop: Incorporating Open Source Computing into the Teaching of High School Mathematics
Battelle Education
Tennessee STEM Innovation Network Grant
Role: Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Godbole
$35,000
2015 Middle School Mathematics
Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Improving Teacher Quality Grant
Role: Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Godbole
$75,000
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2008 - Present Member, Appalachian Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators
2008 - Present Member, Tennessee Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators
2008 - Present Member, Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association
2008 - Present Member, Upper East Tennessee Council of Teachers of Mathematics
2004 - Present Member, Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators
2004 - Present Member, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
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Honors and Awards

  • 2006 - Missouri Scholars Academy Teacher Appreciation Award
  • 2004-2008 - Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum (CSMC) Fellow
  • 2006-2007 - University of Missouri Lois Knowles Scholarship
  • 2005-2006 - University of Missouri Lois Knowles Scholarship
  • 2006 - University of Missouri Graduate Student Association Travel Grant
  • 2008 - Nominee, University of Missouri College of Education Instructor of the Year
  • 2008 - University of Missouri Graduate Student Association Superior Graduate Student Achievement Award
  • 2009-2012 - Interim Member for the Graduate Faculty of ETSU
  • 2012-2017 - Member of the Graduate Faculty of ETSU
  • 2016 - Nominee, ETSU College of Education Teaching Award
  • 2017 - Nominee, ETSU College of Education Research Award
  • 2017 - Nominee, ETSU College of Education Teach Award
  • 2017 - Featured Teacher, Fall 2017 ETSU Center for Teaching Excellence
  • 2018 - Publication Award, NCTM Membership and Affiliate Relations Committee for editorial work on the UETCTM Newsletter
  • 2018 - Collaboration Award, ETSU College of Education

Courses

  • SCED 3310 - STEM Content for Elementary Teachers
  • CUAI 5116 - Math Methods for K-6
  • MATH 6956 - Special topics in high school math
  • MATH 5025 - Special topics course for middle school mathematics teachers
  • CUAI 3430 - Math Methods, K-8
  • CUAI 4517/5517 - Early Elementary Math Methods, PK-4
  • CUAI 4310 - Residency 1: Mathematics Methods, K-6

Education

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2009 PhD, University of Missouri Columbia ‐ Curriculum & Instruction - Mathematics Education
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2003 MS Ed., Drury University ‐ Secondary Mathematics
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1997 BS, Evangel University ‐ Mathematics
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Contact Information


PO Box 70684
Johnson City, Tennessee 37614

Office: Warf-Pickel Hall 404
Phone: 423-439-7529

Email:



Recent Works (1)

Refereed Papers (13)

Refereed Presentations (26)