Faculty Biography | Maureen D. Neumann
Maureen D. Neumann, Ph.D.Associate Professor
As a mathematics educator, I have always been interested in transforming mathematics teaching in order to eliminate long-standing disparities in mathematics performance. I believe it is essential to develop mathematics teachers who have a deep understanding of mathematical content and pedagogical content knowledge to enhance student learning. As a researcher in mathematics education, I am interested in how the act of changing one's instruction (i.e., teaching, curriculum, and assessment) manifests itself in the classroom and schools. This line of research can be seen in the following published articles: Developing Teachers' Leadership Knowledge: Pillars for the 'New Reform'; Politics, School Improvement and Social Justice: A Pluralistic View of Teacher Leadership and Teacher Power; Becoming Transformational Leaders: Teachers Providing Professional Development in Mathematics Education; and Claiming The Political: The Forgotten Terrain of Teacher Leadership Knowledge.
Areas of Expertise:
Curriculum and Instruction; Gender Studies; Leadership; Literacy and Numeracy; Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM); Social Justice; Teacher Education
- Neumann, M. D., Jones, L. C., & Webb, P. T. (2012). Claiming the political: The forgotten terrain of teacher leadership knowledge. Action in Teacher Education, 34(1), 1-11.
- Halladay, J., & Neumann, M. D. (2012). Connecting reading comprehension to mathematical problem-solving strategies. The Reading Teacher, 65(7) 471-77.
- Lathem, S., Neumann, M. D., & Hayden, N. (2011). The socially responsible engineer: Assessing student attitudes of roles and responsibilities. Journal of Engineering Education, 100(3), 444 - 474.
- Jones, L. C., Webb, P. T., & Neumann, M. D. (2008). Claiming the contentious: Literacy teachers as leaders of social justice principles and practices. Issues in Teacher Education, 17, 7-15.
- Neumann, M. D., Jones, L. C., & Webb, P. T. (2007). Developing teachers' leadership knowledge: Pillars for the 'New Reform'. Teaching Education Journal, 18(3), 233-244.
- Neumann, M. D., Lathem, S., & Hayden, N. (2011). Potholes, Bridges, and Skyscrapers: Examining a Civil and Environmental Engineering Program during Curricular Reform. Poster presented at the American Education Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
- Neumann, M. D. (2010) Understanding issues of gender equity in K-6 mathematics teaching. Paper presented at the Research on Women on Education Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
- Jones, L. J., Neumann, M. D., & Webb, P. T, (2009). Including leadership knowledge in teachers' knowledge framework. Paper presented at the American Education Research Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
- Lathem, S., Neumann, M. D., & Hayden, N. (2009). The socially conscious engineer: Fostering student awareness in a global society. Paper presented at the American Education Research Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
- Neumann, M. D., Lathem, S. & Hayden, N. (2009). Retaining women in engineering. Paper presented at the American Education Research Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
Courses Taught in the Last 5 Years
Applied Educational Research; Learning to Teach Math, Reading, and Writing Responsively; Teaching Mathematics for Meaning
- Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Washington, Seattle
- M.S. in Applied Mathematics from University of Washington
- M.S. in Mathematics from University of Massachusetts, Lowell
- American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), American Educational Research Association (AERA), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)