Mathematics Education
The mathematics education research group is interdisciplinary by nature of its subject. We include faculty from the School of Education, as well as the Department of Mathematics, and we collaborate with faculty members accross the university, from departments in engineering, physics, psychology, sociology... Our collective research spans K16 mathematics teaching and learning. Graduate students and undergraduate researchers regularly engage in research with faculty. Please see individual faculty research areas and specific projects below.
Research Advisors for Mathematics Education in the Math Department

Bio ItemEstrella Johnson , bio
Professor Johnson's research focuses on the pedagogical practices of mathematicians, with the goal of better understanding and supporting high quality, ambitious teaching in undergraduate mathematics classrooms.

Bio ItemAnderson Norton , bio
Professor Norton conducts research in mathematics education, building psychological models of students' mathematics and their mathematical development.

Bio ItemMegan Wawro , bio
Professor Wawro's research involves investigating students' reasoning about linear algebra in quantum mechanics and the development of inquiryoriented instructional materials for linear algebra.
Researchers of Mathematics Education in the School of Education

Bio ItemJay Wilkins , bio
Dr. Wilkins is Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning. Wilkins' research interests include: understanding and measuring quantitative literacy, children's development of fraction concepts, mathematical beliefs and attitudes, and the teaching and learning of probability and statistics.

Bio ItemBetti Kreye , bio
Dr. Kreye is Clinical Associate Professor in Mathematics Education in Teaching and Learning. She teaches advanced curriculum and instruction courses for elementary and middle school mathematics majors, works with interns and student teachers at the secondary level, and works with the Mathematics Specialist Master's Program.
Researchers of Mathematics Education in the Math Department

Bio ItemRachel Arnold , bio
Dr. Arnold conducts research on mathematical teaching and learning in upperlevel mathematics courses, such as Introduction to Proofs and Advanced Calculus.

Bio ItemGarrett Fowler , bio
Garrett Fowler's mathematical interests lay largely in combinatorics and algebra. His primary focus since graduating is teaching, but his previous research focused on Schubert Calculus.

Bio ItemMichael D. Hicks , bio
Dr. Hicks conducts research in the field of mathematics education. His specific interests include (1) investigating student's thinking about advanced mathematics, and (2) the distribution of authority in mathematics classrooms.

Bio ItemPetar Mlinarić , bio
Dr. Mlinarić conducts research in the field of model order reduction, in particular, structurepreserving and optimal methods.

Bio ItemSteven Silber , bio
Mr. Silber conducts research in mathematics education, examining students' engagement and reasoning in novel mathematical tasks.

Bio ItemMarcie Tiraphatna , bio
Ms. Tiraphatna currently teaches undergraduate math courses. She also serves as a faculty advisor for the Association for Women in Mathematics (VT Chapter).

Bio ItemJulia Truman , bio
Dr. Truman conducts research in mathematics education, studying mathematical problemsolving of college students and other adults in areas such as linear algebra with a particular focus on adults on the autism spectrum.

Bio ItemMadhavi Vishnubhotla , bio
Dr. Madhavi Vishnubhotla conducts research in mathematics education with a focus on inservice and preservice mathematics teachers’ meanings for mathematical ideas and pedagogical practices of mathematics instructors.

Bio ItemJason R. Wilson , bio
Collegiate Assistant Professor Wilson teaches Math and CMDA classes. His research interests include large scale linear algebra, high performance computing, and the mathematical foundations of data science.