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Lauren Cavner Williams Lauren Cavner Williams

Fall 2020

Co-Advisors: Jack Smith and Monica Karunakaran

Dissertation: Tracking and Understanding At-Risk College Students' Self-Efficacy in a Treatment Mathematics Course

Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics, Ferris State University

Michael Morissette Michael Morissette

Summer 2020

Co-Advisors: Beth Herbel-Eisenmann and Corey Drake

Dissertation: Mathematics Teachers' and Principals' Responses to the Use of Student Growth Data on Teacher Evaluation Instruments in the State of Michigan

Adjunct Instructor, Northern Michigan University

Oyemolade Osibodu Oyemolade Osibodu

Spring 2020

Advisor: Beth Herbel-Eisenmann

Dissertation:  Embodying Ubuntu, Invoking Sankofa, & Disrupting With Fela: A Co-Exploration of Social Issues and Critical Mathematics Education With Sub-Saharan African Youth

Assistant Professor, York University

Christopher Dubbs Christopher Dubbs

Spring 2020

Advisor: Tonya Bartell

Dissertation: Perturbations of the Sensible: An Aesthetic Atlas of Mathematics Education Research

Assistant Professor, East Stroudsburg University

Luke Tunstall Luke Tunstall

Fall 2019

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

Advisor: Corey Drake

Dissertation: Teachers’ Use of Scaffolding During Cognitively Demanding Tasks

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

Younggon Bae Younggon Bae

Summer 2019

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

Kevin Lawrence Kevin Lawrence

Summer 2019

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

Darlene Kohrman 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 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 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 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 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 Jeffrey Craig

Summer 2017

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

Advisor: Kristen Bieda

Dissertation: Teacher Decision-Making in Collaborative Mathematics Discussions

Assistant Professor at Winona State University

Lynette Guzman 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

Assistant Professor of STEM Education, California State University, Fresno

Frances Harper Frances Harper

Summer 2017

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

Advisor: Beth Herbel-Eisenmann

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

Assistant Teaching Professor at University of Washington, Bothell

Eryn Stehr 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 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

Currently a Research Analyst at the Educational Records Bureau in New York, after Post-doctoral Fellow at Northwestern University