I am an
assistant professor of Mathematics Education in the College of Education at GSU.
I currently teach mathematics methods and content courses, and coordinate
teacher candidates’ field practice. The most exciting part of working at GSU is
the opportunity for me to empower our students, to help them explore their
potentials, and to enhance their capacities in delivering high-quality mathematics
instruction in K-8 classrooms.
engagement has been at the local, state, national, and international levels. I
am interested in studying the impacts of professional development trainings on
teachers’ teaching-efficacy beliefs of mathematics, the growth of preservice
teachers’ mathematical content knowledge with a conceptual focus, and comparative
studies of mathematics teachers in the U.S. and China. Since joining the
faculty at GSU in 2012, I have been the principal investigator on several
projects. At present, I work with other colleagues to develop and implement a three-year
professional development program (2014-2017). This program is aimed at
improving the teaching quality of preschool teachers who particularly serve
children in southern regions of Chicago. I am also actively engaged in presenting
and publishing research studies in past few years. Since 2009, my research
papers have been consistently selected to present at Annual Conferences of the
American Educational Research Association (AERA), a highly-recognized organization
in the field of education research.
dedicate myself to serving the local community, the university, and academic
societies. In 2012, I assisted the Family Development Center (FDC) at GSU in improving
their mathematics teaching and conducted workshops to math teachers of
elementary and middle schools, such as the Metropolitan Mathematics Club of
Chicago (MMC) in 2013 and 2014. In addition, I
serve on a number of committees at the department, college, and
university levels, including the Student Education Association, the Student
Conduct Committee, the Tuition Waiver Review Committee, and the Faculty Senator
Committee, etc. The services we provide not only benefit ourselves but also the
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