Darlene Kohrman

Fall 2018

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

Summer 2018

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

Summer 2018

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

Summer 2018

Advisor: Jack Smith

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

Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University

Joanne Philhower

Spring 2018

Advisor: Jack Smith

Dissertation: Investigating High School Mathematics Teachers' Formative Assessment Practices

K-12 Mathematics Curriculum Coordinator for Fort Wayne Community Schools

Jeffrey Craig

Summer 2017

Advisor: Beth Herbel-Eisenmann

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

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Arizona

Nic Gilbertson

Summer 2017

Advisor: Kristen Bieda

Dissertation: Teacher Decision-Making in Collaborative Mathematics Discussions

Assistant Professor at Winona State University

Lynette Guzman

Summer 2017

Advisor: Amy Parks

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

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Arizona

Frances Harper

Summer 2017

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

Summer 2017

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

Summer 2017

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

Fall 2016

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

Summer 2016

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

Summer 2016

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

Summer 2016

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

Summer 2016

Advisor: Jack Smith

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

Assistant Professor at Northern Kentucky University

Eun Mi Kim

Summer 2016

Advisor: Ralph Putnam

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

Associate Researcher in the Center for Accessible Teaching, Learning & Assessment Systems (ATLAS) at the University of Kansas

Jia He

Summer 2015

Advisor: Sharon Senk

Dissertation: Preservice Elementary Teachers' Conceptions of Mathematical Definitions

Assistant Professor, Augusta University, Georgia

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

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