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Faculty/Staff Directory

Mathematics Education Research Area:

Practice of teaching and learning mathematics, along with the associated scholarly research

Published Faculty:

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Amber Candela, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Dr. Candela is an assistant professor in mathematics education who started at UMSL in 2014. Her research interests include teachers use of high cognitive demand tasks and their perspectives on what affects their use and implementation of high cognitive demand tasks in their classroom, and is currently working with teachers to improve their practice using such tasks. Dr. Candela is involved with teaching mathematics methods classes to prospective elementary teachers and methods courses to prospective middle and secondary mathematics teachers.
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Lloyd I. Richardson, Jr., Ph.D., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus

He was named Curators' Teaching Professor in 2003. He has secured over $9 million of external funding and served as PI or Co-PI on over $37 million of external funding.
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Helene J. Sherman, Ed.D., Ed.D.
Professor Emeritus

     Helene J. Sherman, Ed. D., is an Emeritus Professor in the College of Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She earned her undergraduate degree in elementary education at Washington University in St. Louis and a masters and doctorate degree in education at UM-St. Louis. Dr. Sherman taught elementary school and mathematics in middle school and at community colleges. During her 25-year tenure at UM-SL, she taught undergraduate and graduate mathematics education and STEM courses. She also served as Department Chair and the Associate Dean for Educator Preparation for 16 years.      Currently, Dr. Sherman is teaching a STEM doctoral course in partnership with COE ...