As a mathematics educator, Dr. Neumann has always been interested in transforming mathematics teaching in order to eliminate long-standing disparities in mathematics performance. She believes 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, Neumann is 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.


Neumann, M. D., Lathem, S., & Riker, M. (2016) Resisting cultural expectations: Women remaining as civil and environmental engineering majors. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 22(2), 139-158. 

Olofson, M., Swallow, M., & Neumann, M. D. (2016). TPACKing: A constructivist framing of TPACK to analyze teachers' construction of knowledge. Computers and Education, 95, 188-201. 

Snapp, R., & Neumann, M. D. (2015). An amazing algorithm. Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School, 20(9), 540-547.

Smith, C. P., & Neumann, M. D. (2014). Scratch it out! Enhancing geometrical understanding. Teaching Children Mathematics, 21(3), 185-188. 

Neumann, M. D. (2014). Mathematics teaching: Listening, probing, interpreting, and responding to children's thinking. Investigations in Mathematics Learning, 6(3), 1-28. 

Neumann, M. D. (2014). Preservice teachers’ understanding of gender equity in K-6 mathematics teaching. Teacher Education and Practice, 27(1), 90-117. 

Halladay, J., & Neumann, M. D. (2012). Connecting reading comprehension to mathematical problem-solving strategies. The Reading Teacher, 65(7) 471-77. doi:10.1002/TRTR.01070

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. doi:10.1080/01626620.2012.642279

Hayden, N., Rizzo, D., Dewoolkar, M., Neumann, M. D., Lathem, S., & Sadek, A. (2011). Incorporating a systems approach into civil and environmental engineering curricula: The effect of student work, and student and faculty attitudes. Advances in Engineering Education, 2(4). 

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. doi:10.1002/j.2168-9830.2011.tb00022.x

Dewoolkar, M., George, L., Hayden, N., & Neumann, M. D. (2009). Hands-on undergraduate geotechnical engineering modules in the context of effective learning pedagogies, ABET outcomes, and curricular reform. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 135(4), 161-175.  doi:10.1061/(ASCE)1052-3928(2009)135:4(161)

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(1), 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.  doi:10.1080/10476210701535030

Neumann, M. D. (2007). Preservice teachers examine gender equity in teaching mathematics. Teaching Children Mathematics, 13, 388-395. 

Neumann, M. D. (2005). Freedom quilts: Mathematics on the Underground Railroad. Teaching Children Mathematics, 11, 316-321. 

Webb, P. T, Neumann, M. D., & Jones, L. C. (2004). Politics, school improvement, and social justice: A pluralistic view of teacher leadership and teacher power. The Educational Forum, 68, 254-262. doi:10.1080/00131720408984637

Neumann, M. D. (2003). Uncovering the mathematics and cultural significance of Northern Plains Native American Star Quilts. Mathematics Teaching in Middle School, 8, 230 - 236. 

Book Chapters 

Neumann, M. D., Jones, L. C., & Webb, P. T. (2012). Developing teacher leaders to transform classrooms, schools, and communities. In F. Miller & C. Camp-Yeakey (Eds.), Transforming learning environments: Strategies to shape the next generation (pp. 3-22). London: Emerald GroupPublishing Limited. doi:10.1108/S1479-3660(2012) 0000016004

Associations and Affiliations

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), American Educational Research Association (AERA), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Maureen Neumann

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Gender studies
  • Leadership
  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
  • Social justice
  • Teacher education


  • Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Washington, Seattle
  • M.S. in Applied Mathmatics from University of Washington, Seattle
  • M.S. in Mathmatics from University of Massachusetts, Lowell


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Office Location:

Waterman Bldg Rm 532

Courses Taught

Applied Educational Research; Student Teaching Internship; Teaching Mathematics for Meaning