# Monica Smith Karunakaran

- Faculty & Postdocs

Specialist in the Program in Mathematics Education (PRIME), the Department of Mathematics, and the CREATE for STEM Institute

209 North Kedzie, (517) 884-3474

Monica Smith Karunakaran is an academic specialist with appointments in PRIME as well as in the Department of Mathematics and the CREATE for STEM Institute. She teaches mathematics content courses for elementary teachers and conducts research in the area of mathematics teacher education. Her research agenda includes studying educational stakeholders’ (teachers, parents, administrators, math coaches, student teaching supervisors, etc.) noticing of mathematics teaching practices, as well as exploring professional development opportunities for inservice teachers that increase the use of mathematical reasoning and justifying during mathematics lessons.