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Faculty

 

Faculty OfficePhoneEmail
Chandra Orrill
Chair and Associate Professor
Chandra is interested in teachers' mathematical knowledge and how to support teachers' mathematical learning. Most of her research focuses on middle school teacher's knowledge related to multiplicative reasoning.  LA-399L 774.929.3052 corrill@umassd.edu
Beste Güçler
Assistant Professor 
Beste’s present work explores how mathematical discourse develops over history and in undergraduate calculus classes with a focus on the concept of limit.  LA-396C  508.910.6952  bgucler@umassd.edu
Maureen Hall
Associate Professor
Maureen is interested in English Education, middle and secondary education, literacy, developmental reading and language arts k-12, curriculum design, professional development, community-making, innovation and reform LA-398C 508.999.8211 mhall@umassd.edu
Stephen Hegedus
Ph.D. Graduate Advisor 
Stephen's present work is in the development and study of dynamic software environments with associated curriculum focusing on classroom connectivity and haptic (force-feedback) technology.  LA-399K 508.999.8321 shegedus@umassd.edu
Sheila Macrine
Associate Professor
Sheila is interested in Reading/Special Education, Education Reform, and Critical-Feminist LA-398F 508.999.9234 smacrine@umassd.edu
Stephen Witzig
Assistant Professor
Stephen studies the development of teachers' specialized knowledge for teaching science. LA-398E 508.910.9030 switzig@umassd.edu

 

Emeritus Faculty OfficePhoneEmail
Armand Desmarais
Professor Emeritus
Teaching in certification and mentoring, teacher induction. LA-372 508.999.8262 adesmarais@umassd.edu
Cynthia Kruger
Professor Emeritus
Middle and secondary education, curriculum development, methodology, social studies, reading, inclusive education. LA-398F 508.999.8263 ckruger@umassd.edu

 

StaffOfficePhoneEmail
Traci Almeida
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
LA-372 508.999.8098 talmeida@umassd.edu
Lindsey Cabral
STEM Education Secretary
LA-398F 508.910.8262 stem@umassd.edu

Tyra Mendes
Research Associate 
LA-371 508.910.9054 tlopes@umassd.edu

 
 


Faculty Profiles

 

STEM faculty profile - Oall Chandra Orrill is the Chair of STEM and an Associate Professor. Chandra is interested in teachers' mathematical knowledge and how to support teachers' mathematical learning. Most of her research focuses on middle school teacher's knowledge related to multiplicative reasoning. Chandra was recently awarded a CAREER grant by the National Science Foundation to develop a better understanding of the relationship between teachers' organizations of proportional reasoning understandings and the ways they teach proportions in their classrooms. She has also been PI and Co-PI on other NSF-funded efforts to better understand teachers' knowledge and its relationship to practice. Chandra has also led many professional development efforts for elementary and middle school teachers as well as for professional developers.
STEM faculty profile - Beste Beste Güçler's present work explores how mathematical discourse develops over history and in undergraduate calculus classes with a focus on the concept of limit. In particular, she investigates how the elements of instructors’ mathematical discourse compare and contrast with those of the students’. Her general research interests include conceptual and historical development of mathematical concepts; the teaching and learning of calculus at the undergraduate level; and the connections between mathematics education and social justice issues (e.g. ability tracking, characteristics of remedial mathematics courses, students’ occupational decision-making based on their success in mathematics). 
STEM faculty profile - Hall Maureen Hall specializes in literacy education, service learning, developmental reading and language arts K-12,writing pedagogies, professional development, community-making, innovation and reform Maureen Hall's current research centers on cognitive-affective approaches in teaching and learning, the integration of contemplative practices for deepening learning, and how reading and writing can change lives. She spent a year in India over 2010-2011 as a Fulbright-Nehru Research Scholar researching the Super Accelerated Learning Theory (SALT). Part of her sustained interest in India involves learning more about the origins and ideas underpinning various contemplative practices, as she finds that these practices hold great possibilities for deepening student learning.
STEM faculty profile - Hegedus Stephen Hegedus' present work is in the development and study of dynamic software environments with associated curriculum focusing on classroom connectivity and haptic (force-feedback) technology. This work also involves the professional development of pre and in-service teachers and large-scale integration of innovative technologies into K-12 curriculum. He has directed a Mathematics and Science Partnership in Massachusetts improving teacher content knowledge and growth within an entire district of grade 4-8 teachers. His research interests also include semiotics specifically the co-evolution of symbolic thinking and digital technologies, and the role of metacognition in advanced mathematical thinking. Stephen is also the founding Director of the Kaput Center for Research and Innovation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education, a University Center at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
STEM faculty profile - Macrine


Sheila Macrine 
is a school psychologist and a reading specialist. Her research focuses on connecting the cultural, political, and institutional contexts of pedagogy and learning theory as they relate to the public sphere, democratic education and social imagination. She examines these issues on many levels including educational reform and policy, as well as, teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse students. She has published numerous articles on diverse learners and recently published four books. She is currently studying the political and cultural forces at work in our national education policies.
STEM faculty profile - Witzig

Stephen Witzig
 studies the development of teachers' specialized knowledge for teaching science. Specifically, he is interested in the sources of teachers' content and pedagogical knowledge as well how experience shapes their knowledge. In addition, he conducts research on student learning. Stephen's research methods are qualitative in nature.



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