About Me

2015-07-25 12.43.30I am a PhD candidate in the Program in Mathematics Education at Michigan State University. I am currently dissertating and plan to defend in March, 2017.

My research interests include understanding and supporting teachers’ professional decision-making about instructional use of technology in mathematics teaching and learning.

I am generally interested in finding, creating, and using technology to support mathematics teaching and learning. After earning my B.S. and M.A. in Mathematics, I taught as a mathematics instructor at Minnesota State University for four years. I enjoyed teaching but was curious about getting smarter about my students’ mathematical thinking and struggles, and about how I could use technology to support them in learning mathematics in new ways (as opposed to using technology to merely make mathematics easier to do).

I am interested in technology, but I am more than my main focus of research interest.

In my time at Michigan State University, I have learned so much about the mathematics education world through my own learning, research, teaching, and, of course, interacting with faculty and peers. In this blog, I share some of the interests I have found, experiences I have had, and perspectives I have developed.

I hope this blog can help support others in exploring mathematics, mathematics education, and the use of technology in mathematics teaching and learning. I also hope that, through this blog, I can pass on many lessons that I’ve learned as a graduate student to other students – and to my future self.

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