Faculty

Aditya Adiredja

Aditya Adiredja
 Assistant Professor
INTERESTS
My research lies in the intersections between advanced mathematics, equity and cognition. I investigate ways that students make sense of challenging mathematical topics in undergraduate curriculum with a particular interest in the role intuitive knowledge in learning formal mathematics. I explore ways that our views of epistemology and learning determine what kind of knowledge and what kind of students get privileged in the classroom. I am also interested in broader equity and diversity issues in undergraduate mathematics education.
CURRENT AND RECENT PROJECTS
I have been investigating the role of intuitive knowledge in learning the epsilondelta definition of a limit in calculus. One of my current projects investigates the role of intuitive knowledge in learning about basis in linear algebra.
adiredja@math.arizona.edu


Cynthia Anhalt

Cynthia Anhalt
 Associate Research Professor, Director, Secondary Mathematics Education Program
INTERESTS
My research interests are in mathematics teacher education K12, the development of dispositions for mathematical modeling, and issues of equity, specifically mathematics learning for English Language Learners.
CURRENT AND RECENT PROJECTS:
Mathematical Modeling in the Middle Grades (M^3)
Southern AZ Mathematics Initiative (SAZMI)
canhalt@math.arizona.edu
http://math.arizona.edu/~canhalt/


Marta Civil

Marta Civil
 Professor and Roy F. Graesser Chair in Mathematics
INTERESTS
My main area of interest is equity. In particular my work focuses on cultural, social and language aspects in the teaching and learning of mathematics, linking inschool and outofschool mathematics, and parental engagement in mathematics.
CURRENT AND RECENT PROJECTS: CEMELA (Center for the Mathematics Education of Latinos/as) Beyond Bridging AZMTM (Arizona Master Teachers of Mathematics)
civil@math.arizona.edu
http://math.arizona.edu/~civil


Jennifer Eli

Jennifer Eli
 Associate Professor
INTERESTS
My research uses the Mathematics Knowledge for Teaching framework as a theoretical lens to drive efforts in improve the preparation of middle and secondary mathematics teachers with particular focus on two interrelated research lines: (1) investigating the types of mathematical connections and teaching decisions teachers make when engaged in tasks of teaching, and (2) examining ways to leverage Complex Instruction to support mathematicians, mathematics teacher educators, and K12 teachers in their work with future teachers.
CURRENT AND RECENT PROJECTS:
jeli@math.arizona.edu


Guadalupe I Lozano

Guadalupe I Lozano
 Associate Research Professor, Director, External Relations and Evaluation
INTERESTS
My current work concerns the development and/or analysis of performance measures of mathematics knowledge. My primary focus is on undergraduate calculus, but I also work on projects connected to K12 measures and outcomes linked to the new mathematics standards, particularly the Common Core.
CURRENT AND RECENT PROJECTS:*Adapting the Classroom Video Analysis Approach as a Feasible and Scalable Measure of CommonCoreAligned Mathematics Knowledge for Teaching*Collaborative, Interactiveengaged Supplemental Instruction and Undergraduates' Performance in Calculus*Harvard Calculus Consortium
guada@math.arizona.edu


William McCallum

William McCallum
 Professor
INTERESTS
Undergraduate curriculum development, mathematical knowledge of teachers, and
collaboration among mathematicians, mathematics educators, and teachers.
CURRENT AND RECENT PROJECTS:
Arizona Teacher Initiative
Institute for Mathematics and Education
Making Connections
wmc@math.arizona.edu
http://math.arizona.edu/~wmc


Rebecca McGraw

Rebecca McGraw
 Associate Professor
INTERESTS
Development of knowledge for teaching mathematics including the integration of
content and pedagogical knowledge development, equity in educational
opportunities and outcomes, and K12 teacher professional learning
CURRENT AND RECENT PROJECTS:
Intel Math
Arizona K6 Master Teacher of Mathematics (NOYCE)
Arizona Teacher Initiative
Institute for Mathematics and Education
Knowledge for Teaching Secondary School Mathematics (KnoTSS)
Tucson Unified Schools MSP Projects, grades K12
Conceptual Mathematics for Arizona Secondary Students (CoMPASS)
rmcgraw@math.arizona.edu
Current CV


Emeritus Professors
David Gay


David Gay
INTERESTS
Curriculum development for K12 teachers; designing
outreach programs for inservice teachers; making advanced
mathematical topics (e.g. geometry/topology) accesible to
undergraduates and high school teachers; representation theory of
finite groups, algebraic number theory.
CURRENT PROJECT:
MAPPS
dgay@math.arizona.edu


Fred Stevenson

Fred Stevenson
INTERESTS For the past few years, my main interest has been in improving mathematics education throughout the city and region through the Center for Recruitment and Retention of Secondary Mathematics teachers. The Center originated as an outreach initiative of the University but it has now become a fully collaborative enterprise with the school districts. I founded the Center, directed it for many years, and continue to work with its staff and its various initiatives.
CURRENT PROJECT:
CRR
frstv@math.arizona.edu


Stephen Willoughby

Stephen Willoughby
INTERESTS
The improvement of teaching and learning of
mathematics through research, through the writing of books and
articles, through talks at professional meetings, and through
political action of one sort or another.
CURRENT PROJECTS:
Revision of a series of elementary school mathematics textbooks
and writing a book for a general audience regarding things wrong
with education and what teachers, administrators, and other
citizens can do to improve conditions. Beyond this, I remain
active in the affairs of NCTM and speak at various
professional meetings.


Mathematics Education Specialists