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Dr. Nick Wasserman Interviewed for Podcast on STEM Education

By • May 15th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Mathematics Education, MST Announcement

Nick Wasserman is an Assistant Professor in the department of Mathematics, Science and Technology, specializing in Mathematics Education. Dr. Wasserman was recently interviewed by Math Ed, a website designed to bring greater visibility and connectedness to mathematics education research, about his recent paper on STEM education. His work is an example of research that attempts [...]

2nd Annual Columbus Day Mathematics Symposium: Mathematics Education in Latin America

By • Jan 6th, 2015 • Category: Mathematics Education

On October 13, 2014, a full-day conference focused on mathematics education in Latin America was held at Teachers College, Columbia University. This Columbus Day Symposium was held in honor of Dr. Ubiratan D’Ambrosio of Campinas University, Brazil. He was presented with the International Mathematics Education Achievement Award at the Symposium via Skype. The event started [...]

MST Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Hector Rosario, Ph.D., Mathematics Education, 2003

By • Jan 6th, 2015 • Category: Mathematics Education

Hector Rosario (Ph.D., 2003) is a professor of mathematics at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus. He recently co-edited Mathematics and Its Teaching in the Southern Americas, an anthology of 17 countries – and 34 authors – launched last October during a symposium on mathematics education in Latin America. The last such anthology was [...]

Mathematics Profesor, Dr. Erica N. Walker, Publishes New Book, Beyond Banneker: Black Mathematicians and the Paths to Excellence

By • Jan 6th, 2015 • Category: Mathematics Education

In Beyond Banneker: Black Mathematicians and the Paths to Excellence, Dr. Erica N. Walker presents a compelling story of Black mathematical excellence in the United States. Much of the research and discourse about Blacks and mathematics focuses on underachievement; by documenting in detail the lives, educations, and professional experiences of Black mathematicians, this book broadens [...]

MST Student Spotlight: Nicole Fletcher, Mathematics Education, Ph.D. Candidate, Spring 2015

By • Jan 6th, 2015 • Category: Mathematics Education

Nicole Fletcher has not followed the traditional academic or professional trajectories of  mathematics educators. Presently a doctoral candidate in the Mathematics Education Ph.D. program at Teachers College, Nicole plans to defend her dissertation in the spring of 2015. She began her professional career across the globe as an English educator with first and second year [...]

25th Year Faculty Anniversary: Dr. Henry Pollak, Mathematics Education

By • Feb 5th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Mathematics Education

Dr. Henry Pollak, Professor of Mathematics Education, celebrates over 25 years as a visiting professor at TC. He was born in Vienna, Austria, and moved to the US in February of 1940. Dr. Pollak was a professional research mathematician for much of his career. Once he retired from research mathematics he extended his work in [...]

New MST Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Nicholas Wasserman, Mathematics Education

By • Feb 5th, 2014 • Category: Mathematics Education

The Mathematics, Science, and Technology Department have welcomed Dr. Nick Wasserman as the new assistant professor in the Mathematics Education program. He is currently teaching a finite mathematics course. Dr. Wasserman is also a TC alum, MA, Mathematics Education ’08 and PhD, Mathematics Education ’11. Dr. Wasserman was born in Arizona and raised in the [...]

Current Student Spotlight: Allen Dimacali, Mathematics Education

By • Sep 16th, 2013 • Category: Mathematics Education, Uncategorized

Allen Dimacali is a second-year graduate student in the Mathematics Education EdD program. He was born in Honolulu, HI and grew up in San Diego, CA. He has lived in New York for the past 8 years. He is the Mathematics Editorial Director for SpringBoard, the publishing department of the College Board, where he manages [...]

Adjunct Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Daniel Goroff, Mathematics Education

By • May 27th, 2013 • Category: Mathematics Education

Dr. Daniel Goroff, a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Mathematics Education program at Teachers College, is currently teaching Advanced Proofs this semester. This course helps students formulate, write, and critique rigorous mathematical arguments. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, grew up in Fair Haven, New Jersey, then spent most of his life in Boston but [...]

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Alexander Karp, Mathematics Education

By • Jan 30th, 2013 • Category: Lead Story, Mathematics Education

Dr. Alexander Karp is a full professor in the Mathematics Education program, in the Mathematics, Science, and Technology Department. Although traveling a lot, throughout his life he has lived for a long time in two places only: in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he was born and raised, and in New York. As a child he [...]