Sharon Senk, Emerita

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Professor Emerita in the Department of Mathematics & the Program in Mathematics Education (PRIME)

222 North Kedzie, (517) 884-3477

Sharon Senk is a Professor Emerita in the Mathematics Department and the Program in Mathematics Education, retired in Spring 2015. However, she is still working part-time through 2016. Her primary research interests are the learning and teaching of secondary school mathematics, the nature of assessment in high school mathematics classrooms, and the mathematical preparation of elementary and secondary teachers. She currently is the Principal Investigator (PI) of a Collaborative Research Project with Yukiko Maeda and Jill Newton at Purdue University called Preparing to Teach Algebra: A Study of Teacher Education. She also serves as Co-PI of the Teacher Education Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M) and as a Consultant on Evaluation to the Secondary Component of the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP).