2020-2021 lectures in mathematics education

The 2020-2021 Lectures in Mathematics Education lecture 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 has a roster of leading scholars in the field and some presentations will feature co-presenters (in-service/pre-service teachers) who can speak to the impact of the research from a teachers point of view.  Each session is open to the public, 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 leaders in mathematics education.


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

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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