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Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2002
Associate Professor, Dept. of Teaching & Learning
My work arises out of a concern about the underperformance of American secondary students in school mathematics. My research centers on ways to make rigorous mathematics accessible to students, particularly those who have historically been disenfranchised in our educational system.
One line of my research seeks to specify the practices of ambitious and equitable teaching. What exactly do teachers need to do to teach their students effectively? Of course, identifying these practices is not enough. Teachers need support in incorporating these into their classrooms. Thus, a second line of work inquires into preservice and inservice teacher learning, with an eye toward making teacher education at both levels more effective for teachers and their students.