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Luke Tunstall Luke Tunstall

Fall 2019

stunstal@trinity.edu

Co-Advisors: Tonya Bartell and Vince Melfi

Dissertation: Numeracy Proxies and Practices: Studies in Approximations of the “Real”

Director of the Quantitative Reasoning Skills Center, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

Kate Appenzeller-Knowles Kate Appenzeller-Knowles

Fall 2019

appenze2@msuedu

Advisor: Corey Drake

Dissertation: Teachers’ Use of Scaffolding During Cognitively Demanding Tasks

Director of Quantitative Reasoning, Texas A&M University, San Antonio, TX

Kevin Lawrence Kevin Lawrence

Summer 2019

kevalawr@iu.edu

Advisor: Brin Keller

Dissertation: Unpacking Teachers' Reflections on Digital Technology Decisions and Use in an Inquiry-Based, Problem-Centered Middle School Mathematics Curriculum

Visiting Lecturer in Mathematics, Indiana University, South Bend

Younggon Bae Younggon Bae

Summer 2019

younggon.bae@utrgv.edu

Co-Advisors: Brin Keller and Shiv Karunakaran

Dissertation: Dynamic Geometry Task Design for Axiomatic Geometry: Student Engagement with Axiomatic Reasoning

Assistant Professor, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley - Brownsville, TX

Darlene Kohrman Darlene Kohrman

Fall 2018

kohrmand@msu.edu

Advisor: Brin Keller

Dissertation: Learning to Define in Mathematics – The Effects of a Sequence of Tasks on Preservice Teachers' Abilities to Construct High Quality Definitions

Emeritus Mathematics Instructor, Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Jen Nimtz Jen Nimtz

Summer 2018

Jen.Nimtz@wwu.edu

Co-Advisors: Ralph Putnam and Sandra Crespo

Dissertation: Case Studies of Undergraduate Students' Interactions with an Online Computer Adaptive Instruction Intermediate Algebra Course

Assistant Professor and Director of First Year Mathematics Instruction, Western Washington University

Amy Ray Amy Ray

Summer 2018

aer066@shsu.edu

Advisor: Corey Drake

Dissertation: Student Work in Curriculum-based Assessment Tasks: An Exploratory Validity Study of a Mechanism for Assessing SMP3b

Assistant Professor, Sam Houston State University

Visala "Rani" Satyam Visala "Rani" Satyam

Summer 2018

vrsatyam@vcu.edu

Advisor: Jack Smith

Dissertation: Cognitive and Affective Components of Undergraduate Students Learning How to Prove

Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University

Joanne Philhower Joanne Philhower

Spring 2018

joannephilhower@gmail.com

Advisor: Jack Smith

Dissertation: Investigating High School Mathematics Teachers' Formative Assessment Practices

K-12 Mathematics Curriculum Coordinator for Fort Wayne Community Schools

Jeffrey Craig Jeffrey Craig

Summer 2017

jccraig@email.arizona.edu

Advisor: Beth Herbel-Eisenmann

Dissertation: Real Fantasies In Mathematics Education: Numeracy, Quantitative Reasoners, Transdisciplinary Wicked Problems

Math Director at Wonderful College Prep Academy

Nic Gilbertson Nic Gilbertson

Summer 2017

NGilbertson@winona.edu

Advisor: Kristen Bieda

Dissertation: Teacher Decision-Making in Collaborative Mathematics Discussions

Assistant Professor at Winona State University

Lynette Guzman Lynette Guzman

Summer 2017

ldguzman@csufresno.edu

Advisor: Amy Parks

Dissertation: Blurring Boundaries within Mathematics Education: Prospective K-8 Teachers Interrogating Intersectional Identities, Narratives and Positionings across Out-of-School Contexts

Assistant Professor of STEM Education, California State University, Fresno

Frances Harper Frances Harper

Summer 2017

fharper1@utk.edu

Advisor: Tonya Bartell

Dissertation: Equitable Mathematics Teaching and Learning in Practice: Exploring Students’ Negotiations of Identity and Power

Assistant Professor, STEM Education/Math, University of Tennessee

Alexandria Theakston Musselman Alexandria Theakston Musselman

Summer 2017

mussela@uw.edu

Advisor: Beth Herbel-Eisenmann

Dissertation: Mathematics Majors at an All-Women's College: Exploring Identity and Context

Lecturer at University of Washington, Bothell

Eryn Stehr Eryn Stehr

Summer 2017

estehr@georgiasouthern.edu

Co-Advisors: John P. (Jack) Smith, III and Ralph T. Putnam

Dissertation: Digital Resources and Mathematics: Teachers' Conceptions and Noticing

Assistant Professor at Georgia Southern University

Sihua "Adrienne" Hu Sihua "Adrienne" Hu

Fall 2016

sihua.hu@northwestern.edu

Co-Advisors: Vince Melfi, Bob Floden

Dissertation: The Influence of Content and Other Factors on Measures of Teacher Quality: A Comparative Study

Post-doc Research Associate at Michigan State University, SAMI Project, followed by Post-doctoral Fellow at Northwestern University

Jillian Cavanna Jillian Cavanna

Summer 2016

jillian.cavanna@uconn.edu

Advisor: Beth Herbel-Eisenmann and Corey Drake

Dissertation: Mathematics Teachers’ Data Use in Practice: Considering Accountability, Action Research, and Agency

Started as Post-Doc Research Associate at the University of Connecticut; now Assistant Professor of Elementary Education, STEM, and Innovation at University of Hartford

Dan Clark Dan Clark

Summer 2016

daniel.clark@wku.edu

Advisor: Jack Smith

Dissertation: The Common Core of Understanding Amongst the Michigan Education Community Regarding the Implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Assistant Professor at Western Kentucky University

RIchard "Abe" Edwards RIchard "Abe" Edwards

Summer 2016

aedwards@msu.edu

Advisor: Vince Melfi

Dissertation: Quantitative Literacy in General Education Science Courses at a Community College: Student and Instructor Reports

Academic Specialist in Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State University

Funda Gonulates Funda Gonulates

Summer 2016

gonulatesf1@nku.edu

Advisor: Jack Smith

Dissertation: Mathematics Teachers’ Collaboration Mediated by a Problem-Based Curriculum

Assistant Professor at Northern Kentucky University, College of Education