Education: BS, MS, PhD, Utah State University.
My research interests include: a) national and international standards, assessment and programs related to mathematics education; b) international teacher preparation; c) classroom technology; and d) physical and virtual manipulatives used in mathematics instruction.
In August 2008, I traveled to India for the Teacher Education Administrators Workshop sponsored by the India Fulbright Office. We traveled across India to visit k-12 schools, colleges, government agencies, and national educational organizations. In June 2009, I traveled to Japan with students Amy Shoemaker and Marissa Davis to research middle school mathematics teaching, funded by a grant from the ASIANetwork Freeman Foundation. In March 2011, I replicated the middle school mathematics research in China with students Emily Urness and Maylyn Foo, funded by the Freeman Foundation and the Linfield Education Department. The research continued through funding from a student faculty collaborative research grant in summer 2011 with Maylyn Foo observing schools in Malaysia. In August 2012, I traveled to Malaysia and Singapore with Maylyn Foo for more classroom observations. During my sabbatical in spring of 2016, I plan to continue my research in another foreign country.