I’m in the spotlight on my program website this week:
The page address is: https://prime.natsci.msu.edu/news-and-events/news/graduate-student-post-eryn-stehr/
Eryn Stehr arrived at MSU to pursue a doctoral degree in Mathematics Education starting with the Fall Semester of 2011. Her research interests focus primarily on “supporting teachers’ professional decision-making about their use of technology to support their mathematics teaching and learning.”
Eryn began her journey in higher education by attending Utah State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. Upon her graduation from Utah State University, Eryn continued her studies at Minnesota State University, Mankato receiving her master’s degree in mathematics.
With two degrees under her belt, Eryn applied for – and received – a fixed-term position as a mathematics instructor at her alma mater, Minnesota State University, Mankato. In addition to serving as a mathematics instructor, Eryn also volunteered as a math coach at an elementary school.
Now, as a member of the PRIME program, Eryn spends nearly all of her time concentrating on her studies and working on her dissertation, which focuses on technology in the mathematics classroom. Specifically, Eryn will cover multiple dimensions of technology in the mathematics classroom, including:
– “Teachers’ conceptions about the nature of mathematics, the nature of mathematics teaching and learning, and the role of technology in supporting mathematics teaching and learning”
– “Teachers’ attention to features of mathematics-focused digital tools and resources”
– “Potential relationships between teachers’ conceptions and what teachers notice about digital tools and resources.”
When Eryn allows herself some down time from studying and working on her dissertation, she indulges in walking, watching Netflix, and reading. In addition to these hobbies, Eryn is earnestly working on developing new hobbies such as playing the piano, cross-stitching, and genealogy. Accompanying her in many of her hobbies is her 15-year-old cat, Pell.
Upon graduation from the PRIME program, Eryn is hoping to work at a university close to her parents and family so she can balance her personal and professional lives.
Written by JJ Thomas
When they take the post down some day, here is the PDF version of the post: Graduate Student Post_ Eryn Stehr – Program in Mathematics Education