Alumni

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

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Arizona

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@email.arizona.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

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Arizona

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, 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

Post-Doc Research Associate at the University of Connecticut

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

Eun Mi Kim
Eun Mi Kim

Summer 2016

kimeun23@msu.edu

Advisor: Ralph Putnam

Dissertation: Preservice Teachers' Understandings of Volume and Its Measurement in Everyday and School Contexts

Consultant for Educational Testing Service (ETS)

Jia He
Jia He

Summer 2015

jhe@augusta.edu

Advisor: Sharon Senk

Dissertation: Preservice Elementary Teachers' Conceptions of Mathematical Definitions

Assistant Professor, Augusta University, Georgia

Jamie Wernet
Jamie Wernet

Spring 2015

Advisor: Kristen Bieda

Dissertation: What's the Story with Story Problems? Exploring the Relationship between Contextual Mathematics Tasks, Student Engagement, and Motivation to Learn Mathematics in Miple School

Mathematics Teacher, Department Leader and Instructional Coach at Lansing Christian Schools

Aaron Brakoniecki
Aaron Brakoniecki

Summer 2014

Advisor: Sandra Crespo; Dissertation Co-Directed with Ralph Putnam

Dissertation: Preservice Teachers' Uses of the Internet to Support Their Learning of Mathematics: The Case of The Pythagorean Theorem

Lecturer at Boston University, after serving 2 years as Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Jerilynn Lepak
Jerilynn Lepak

Summer 2013

Advisor: Kristen Bieda

Dissertation: Supporting Low-Tracked Algebra Students’ Written Arguments

Assistant Professor at Seattle Pacific University, Department of Mathematics

Corvell Cranfield
Corvell Cranfield

Spring 2013

cranfiel@msu.edu

Advisor: Sharon Senk; Dissertation Co-Directed with Joan Ferrini-Mundy

Dissertation: How are the Mathematical Identities of Low Achieving South African Eleventh Graders Related to Their Ability to Solve Mathematical Tasks?

National Mathematics Manager at National Education Collaboration Trust, South Africa

Leslie Dietiker
Leslie Dietiker

Summer 2012

Advisor: Glenda Lappan; Dissertation Co-Directed with Nathalie Sinclair

Dissertation: The Mathematics Textbook as a Story: A Novel Approach to the Interrogation of Mathematics Curriculum

Assistant Professor at Boston University, School of Education

Irini Papaieronymou
Irini Papaieronymou

Summer 2012

Advisor: Sharon Senk

Dissertation: College Students’ Achievement and Understanding of Experimental and Theoretical Probability: The Role of Tasks

Lecturer at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus, Department of Education