2020-2021 lectures in mathematics education

The 2020-2021 Lectures in Mathematics Education series, sponsored by the Herman + Rasiej Mathematics Initiative and USC Rossier School of Education, intends to highlight and provide important research targeted at improving teacher effectiveness in mathematics education. The series features leading scholars in the field and some presentations will feature co-presenters (mathematics teachers or other research collaborators) who can speak to the impact of the research from a practice point of view.  Each session is hosted using Zoom, so we invite and encourage university faculty, graduate students, in-service/pre-service teachers, school administrators, and other educational stakeholders to join us as we hear from a splendid group of speakers.


To register for the Fall lectures, please use the following link:  https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bHhhz8A0r7hi669

Videos of each presentation are published to our YouTube channel.

Fall Schedule

  • September 17th ​Paul Cobb, Vanderbilt University

  • September 30th - Beth Herbel-Eisenmann (Michigan State University and National Science Foundation)

  • October 8th - Miriam Sherin, Northwestern University

  • October 22nd - Alan Schoenfeld, University of California, Berkeley

  • November 5 - Marta Civil, University of Arizona

  • November 18 - Tonya Bartell, Michigan State University

  • December 3 - Chandra Orrill, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth 

Spring Schedule 

  • January 14th - Dor Abrahamson, University of California, Berkeley

  • January 27th - Deborah Lowenberg Ball, University of Michigan

  • February 11th - Robert Berry, University of  Virginia

  • March 12th - Erik Knuth, University of Texas,  Austin

  • March 30th - Amanda Jansen, University of Delaware 

(Update: September 30th originally listed having Dr. Niral Shah as a co-presenter, but he will not be in attendance.  His collaborations with Dr. Beth Herbel-Eisenmann will be shared and the lecture will only feature Dr. Herbel-Eisenmann.)



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