Karen Terrell

Karen Terrell

Full Time Lecturer / Graduate Program Director

STEM Education & Teacher Development



Liberal Arts 399A


2012Boston CollegePh.D
2003Boston CollegeM.Ed.
1996Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyB.S.


  • Mathematics education
  • Content-area literacy for ELLs
  • Curriculum & instruction
  • Research skills


Research interests

  • Preparation of secondary mathematics teachers for teaching ELLs
  • Mathematics assessment for ELLs
  • Effects of parental involvement on the achievement of diverse learners
  • Teacher beliefs for effective change in practice

Select publications

Santavicca, N. and Terrell, K.L.
The ELL shadowing protocol: Providing voice for ELLs in the classroom.
Voices from the TESOL classroom: Participant inquiries in young learner classes.

Albert, L.R., Terrell, K., and Macadino, V. (2014).
The Mathematics Excellence Partnership: Developing professional learning communities.
Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership, 15, 34-44.

Terrell, K. (2007).
Carnoy, M., Gove, A., & Marshall, J. (2007). Why students in Cuba do better in school.
Journal of Educational Change, 10(4)

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