# 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 is focused on improving learning opportunities for teachers of mathematics. Currently, this includes research on understanding and decreasing levels of mathematics anxiety among preservice elementary teachers.