My research is primarily focused on the mathematics learning experiences of African American girls to insure that mathematics education is responsive to the needs of these learners and to create more equitable mathematics learning spaces.
Urban Education Graduate Certificate
This graduate certificate is conferred on those completing 12 credits in certificate approved courses studying issues of urban education in greater depth. This interdepartmental sequence of courses is primarily for doctoral students who have a particular interest in teaching and conducting research within the contexts of urban communities. The program is designed for students who aspire to understand and focus on issues including the racial academic achievement gap; allocation of resources for urban schools; contexts of social, cultural, and economic differences; and the possibilities of transforming the ways in which urban school children learn to be active and engaged participants in their communities.
AMSSI - Math Conference at Michigan State University
The purpose of this conference is to initiate cross-disciplinary dialogue on innovative methodologies for examining the often subtle, hard-to-capture role of social identities in mathematics teaching and learning interactions. We propose to bring together researchers both within mathematics education and outside mathematics education, in fields such as social psychology and sociolinguistics. By bridging these disciplines, the conference aims to spark new methodological approaches to understanding and addressing this critical issue in mathematics education.