Associate Professor of Mathematics Education,
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Director of the Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration
I hold a BA in Mathematics from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica and a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Georgia.
I study the relationships among psychological constructs such as beliefs, identity and emotions and the impact of these constructs on teachers’ instructional decision-making prior to and during the act of teaching (mathematics). Understanding teacher-specific factors that motivate actions as teachers plan and instruct is critical for designing professional development initiatives that will lead to meaningful change. Additionally, I have designed and implemented curricula to promote equitable mathematics instruction.
In my role as Director of the Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration, I serve as principal investigator on several grants focused on career readiness for first generation, underrepresented students and on improving instructional quality within Indiana schools. A core strategy of the Center is building partnerships with a range of organizations so as to expand educational opportunities that will meet the needs of Indiana’s ever-expanding workforce.