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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Interests

- Undergraduate Mathematics Education Research
- Psychometrics
- Structural Equation Modeling

Education

PhD, Mathematics, 2013

University of Arizona

MS, Mathematics, 2009

University of Arizona

BA, Mathematics, 2006

Cornell University

*#### Calculus Concept Inventory

#### Computational Thinking

#### Contra Dance

#### Doenet

#### S-STEM

Analyzing and improving a tool for measuring conceptual knowledge of calculus

Understanding how students make sense of computation

Using machine learning to understand contra dance

The Distributed Open Education Network

NSF funded program

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Computing as a Mathematical Disciplinary Practice.
The Journal of Mathematical Behavior.

(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.

(2019).
Computing as a Mathematical Disciplinary Practice.
Proceedings of the Twenty-first Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education.

(2018).
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