Alumni with Faculty

Center for Mathematics Education (CFME)


MA, Ph.D., & EdD Graduates with Links to Theses


Kristyn Lue (Ph.D). "Rules of Engagement: The Role of Graduate Teaching Assistants as Agents of Mathematics Socialization for Undergraduate Students of Color" (

Margaret Walton (Ph.D). "Noticing Teachers' Noticing: Understanding and Supporting Video Club Facilitation" (

Kelly Ivy (Ph.D). "This is the Remix: A Math Teacher's Reflective Journey Through Fine-Tuning her Culturally Relevant Teaching"

William Vivani (Ph.D). "Feeling Prepared to Teach: Rethinking Theory Through Experienced Mathematics Teachers' Perspectives" 


Tarik Buli (Ph.D). "Why Be Average When You Could Be Extraordinary?": A Case Study of an Exemplary African American Math Teacher" (

Sean Gruber (Ph.D). "Exploring the Classroom Norms of an Undergraduate Precalculus Course and Their Relationship with Students' Self-Efficacy, Achievement, and STEM Intentions: A Convergent Mixed-Methods Study" (


Diana Bowen (Ph.D.). “Prospective Teachers’ Noticing & Naming of Students’ Mathematical Strengths and Support of Students’ Participation”. (

Angela Stoltz (Ph.D.). "The Persistence and Success of Undergraduates in Remedial Mathematics: A Mixed-Methods Study on Mathematics Socialization and Segregated Spaces in Undergraduate Education." (

Edward Nolan (Ph.D.). "Understanding How Preservice Teachers Use Focusing Questioning Structures: A Multiple Case Study" (

Darrian McCarter (Ph.D.). "Against All Odds: Access And Achievement Of African American Adolescent Males In Advanced Secondary Mathematics" (


Hollie Young (Ph.D.). "Dismantling Whiteness in the Math Classroom: How (White) Teachers Can Do Right by Black Students." (

Alicia Morse (Ph.D.). “If not me, then who?" Resources, orientations, and goals of effective and equity-minded developmental mathematics instructors in a community college context." (


Tom Coleman (Ph.D.). "Examining Teachers' Uses of Interactive Diagrams in Secondary Mathematics Instruction" (

Elizabeth Fleming (Ph.D.). "Positioning in an Upper-Level Undergraduate Mathematics Course" (


Dana Grosser-Clarkson (Ph.D.). "Examining Secondary Mathematics Candidates' Learning and Enactment of Mathematics Teaching Practices: A Multiple Case Study" (


Carolina Napp-Avelli (Ph.D.). "Exploring Funds of Knowledge and Capital: Case Studies of Latino Immigrant Families Supporting their Children's Education, with a Focus on Mathematics" (

Nancy Tseng (Ph.D.). "Teaching Mathematics Through An Integrated Caring Approach: Examining the Process of Building Pedagogical Relationships in One Fourth-Grade Classroom” (


Darcy Conant (Ph.D.). "The Impact of an Instructional Intervention Designed to Support Development of Stochastic Understanding of Probability Distribution" (

Toya Jones Frank (Ph.D.). "Widgets and Digits: A Study of Novice Middle School Teachers Attending to Mathematics Identity in Practice" (

Senfeng Liang (Ph.D.). "Family involvement in children's mathematics education experiences: Voices of immigrant Chinese American students and their parents" (

Emily Yanisko (Ph.D.). "Novice Middle-School Mathematics Teachers Learning to Promote Student Sense Making Through Productive Discussion" (


Jill Neumayer DePiper (Ph.D.). "What Can I Do? Preservice Elementary Teachers Developing Understandings of Self as Mathematics Teacher and Teaching in Context" (

Wanda McCoy (Ph.D). "Assessing Pre-service Teachers' Knowledge of and Attitudes Toward Incorporating Social Justice Education in Elementary School Mathematics Classes" (

Grace Benigno (Ph.D). "The Everyday Mathetmaical Experiences and Understandings of Three, 4-Year-Old, African-American Children From Working-Class Backgrounds" (


Amber H. Rust (Ph.D.). "The Impact of Instruction Incorporating Content Area Reading Strategies on Student Mathematical Achievement in a Community College Developmental Mathematics Course" (


Allison Bell (MA). "The Nature of Self-Regulation, Scaffolding, and Feedback in a Computer-Based Developmental Mathematics Classroom" (

Steven R. Jones (Ph.D.). "Applying Mathematics to Physics and Engineering: Symbolic Forms of the Integral" ( Email:

Farhaana Nyamekye (Ph.D.). "Embracing mathematics identity in an African-centered school: Construction and interaction of racial and mathematical student identities" (


George Patrick Vennebush (MA). "The Impact of Curriculum Focal Points on State Mathematics Standards" (

Andrew H. Callard (MA). "Subtle Cues and Hidden Assumptions: An Action Research Study of Teacher Questioning Patterns in 7th and 8th Grade Mathematics Classrooms" (

H. Michael Lueke (Ph.D.). "Preservice Teachers' Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching: A Comparison of Two University Mathematics Courses" (

Richard Hollenbeck (Ph.D.). "Understanding the Challenges to Implementing a Multiple Solution Norm" (


Kyle Cochran (MA). "Math and Math-in-School: Changes in the Treatment of the Function Concept in Twentieth Century Secondary Algebra Textbooks" (

Christy Graybeal (Ph.D.). "Mathematics Teachers' Interpretations of Messages in Curricular Resources and the Relations of These Interpretations to Their Beliefs and Practices" ( Email:

Kristy Vernille-Blocklin (Ph.D.). "The Impact of Teacher Interaction on the Achievement and Self-Efficacy of Students Within a Computer-Based Developmental Mathematics Course" ( Email:

Ethan Merlin (MA). "Beyond PEMDAS: Teaching Students to Perceive Algebraic Structure" (

Toni Smith (Ph.D.). "An Investigation Into Student Understanding of Statistical Hypothesis Testing" (

Anne Marie Marshall (Ph.D.). "Understanding Opportunities to Practice What We Preach: Mathematical Experiences of Mathematics Education Doctoral Students" (


Geoffrey Birky (Ph.D.). "Implementing Eighth Grade Mathematics Problems in Six Countries: A Secondary Analysis of the TIMMS 1999 Video Data" (

Eden Badertscher (Ph.D.). "An Inquiry into Relationships with Mathematics: How Identities and Personal Ways of Knowing Mediate and Respond to Mathematics Content Experiences" (

Ming Tomayko (Ph.D.). "An Examination of the Working Conditions, Challenges and Tensions Experienced by Mathematics Teachers" (

Kara Karch Trenkamp (Ph.D.). "An Investigation of the Factors that Influence Reform Implementation Practices of Middle School Mathematics Teachers" (

Timothy Fukawa-Connelly (Ph.D.). "A Tale of Two Courses: Teaching and Learning Abstract Algebra" (

Alycia A.Marshall (Ph.D.). "Black/African American Students' Perceptions of Mathematical Success and Success Factors at a Community College" (


Kadian Howell (Ph.D.). "An Examination of the Relationship Between Participation in Academic-Centered Peer Interactions and Students' Achievement and Retention in Mathematics-Based Majors" (

Kathy Clark (Ph.D.). "Investigating Teachers' Experiences with the History of Logarithms: A Collection of Five Case Studies" (

Kristie Jones (Ph.D.). "Beyond a Relational Understanding of Fractions: Elements of Instruction that Contribute to Preservice Teachers' Knowledge and Motivation" ( Email:

Roni Ellington (Ph.D.). "Having Their Say: Eight High-Achieving African-American Undergraduate Mathematics Majors Discuss Their Success and Persistence in Mathematics" (


Karen McLaren (Ph.D.). "The Influence of Instructional Model on the Conceptual Understanding of Preservice Elementary Teachers" (


Michael Conklin (MA). "Found in Translation: A Comparison of American, German, and Japanese Mathematics Texts and Exercises" (


Bernadette Sandruck (EdD). "Effects of Interactive Computer-Based Instruction in Elementary Algebra on Community College Achievement in Intermediate Algebra" (

Felice Shore (Ph.D.). "The Alignment of Eighth-Grade Mathematics Instruction Across Academic Tracks with Statewide High Stakes Tests: Implications for Test Performance" (

Kimberly A. Bethea (Ph.D.). "The relationship between middle school mathematics teachers' understanding of proportional reasoning and their mathematics curricula"

Jodelle Sue Wuertzer Magner (Ph.D.). "Prospective elementary teacher's interpretations of children's mathematical reasoning"