Matt Thomas

Matt Thomas

Associate Professor, Mathematics

Ithaca College


My background is in undergraduate mathematics education, particularly issues of measurement and assessment. I am currently interested in how structural equation modeling and causal inference can be brought into the education research landscape.

I teach a variety of statistics courses in addition to courses like probability, linear algebra, and calculus.

I am interested in free and open-source software, especially the statistical language R.

My official department website is here.

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  • Undergraduate Mathematics Education Research
  • Psychometrics
  • Structural Equation Modeling
  • PhD, Mathematics, 2013

    University of Arizona

  • MS, Mathematics, 2009

    University of Arizona

  • BA, Mathematics, 2006

    Cornell University



Calculus Concept Inventory

Analyzing and improving a tool for measuring conceptual knowledge of calculus

Computational Thinking

Understanding how students make sense of computation

Contra Dance

Using machine learning to understand contra dance



The Distributed Open Education Network


NSF funded program

Recent Publications

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(2019). Computing as a Mathematical Disciplinary Practice. The Journal of Mathematical Behavior.

Project DOI

(2019). Identifying students’ attentive fidelity for calculus instructional videos. Proceedings of the 41st annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.

(2018). Computing as a Mathematical Disciplinary Practice. Proceedings of the Twenty-first Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education.