I am an associate professor at the School of Mathematical Sciences of the University of Northern Colorado. My main research interest is in undergraduate mathematics education. I explore ways in which learners transfer (generalize) their learning of mathematical concepts. I also explore ways educators could enhance students’ mathematical creativity. Most of my research in mathematical creativity is through collaboration with awesome Creativity Research Group.
I teach mathematics courses for math and pre-service teacher majors, graduate level mathematics education courses for the doctoral program of our department. In addition, I work with in-service mathematics teachers in Colorado through M.S.P. grants. I co-direct the Northern Colorado Math Circles to support the problem solving of middle school math teachers and 4th-8th grade students in Northern Colorado.
I received my Ph.D. in Mathematics Education at Oregon State University. After my doctoral studies, I worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Umea Mathematics Education Research Centre (UMERC) in Umea, Sweden.