COE: Mathematics Education Research Area
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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.
Associate Professor

Dr. Candela is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education who started at UMSL in 2014. Her research interests include professional development of mathematics teachers, live coaching of mathematics teachers, how teachers perceive and use cognitively demanding tasks, and teachers' reflection on their implementation of cognitively demanding tasks. Dr. Candela is currently working with mathematics teachers by understanding what affects live coaching has on teachers' implementation of cogntively demanding tasks in their classrooms. Dr. Candela has a passion for teaching teachers how to teach mathematics and loves engaging with prospective teachers of mathematics in her...
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Lloyd I. Richardson, Jr., 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.
Scholar in Residence

     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 ...
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Ann Taylor, Ph.D.

Ann received her bachelor’s degree from Nottingham University, UK (Geography), her master’s from the University of Sheffield, UK (Education), a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from West Midlands College of Higher Education in Walsall, UK, (Geography and Chemistry) and a Ph.D. from Washington University in St Louis.