TPSE Leadership Institute

Faculty Participants (2021-2022 Fellows)

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Nathan Alexander

Morehouse College

Project Description: 

My project will focus on the development of a community data hub which will focus on examining, communicating and advocating for more justice-oriented data practices and frameworks that inform them. This project is being co-led by students and faculty from the Atlanta University Center (AUC), as well as local community members.

Mentor: Rachel Levy


Edgar Fuller

Florida International University

Project Description: 

My project would increase the interaction between teaching and research faculty using discussions about classroom interactions with students in order to cultivate a new vision of student capabilities. 

Mentor:  Ricardo Moena


Dandrielle Lewis

High Point University

Project Description: 

For my project, I will create a Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous Math Month Summer Program that focuses on math training and mentoring of Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous middle school students, high school students, and undergraduates.

Mentor: Deanna Haunsperger

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Stephanie McCaslin

College of Southern Maryland

Project Description: 

I propose to improve the pass rates of Black/African-American students through an in-depth analysis of the curriculum, teaching modalities, texts and materials, and support structures.

Mentor: Linda Braddy

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Victor Piercey

Ferris State University

Project Description: 

I will work on two anti-racism initiatives in mathematics: one will be a reading group in my department and the other will be an MAA task-force appointed by CRAFTY.

Mentor: Cindy Wyels


Daniel Reinholz

San Diego State University

Project Description: 

I will create a framework for attending to disability justice in mathematics education.

Mentor: Sandy Ho


Katherine Stevenson

Californa State University - Northbridge

Project Description: 

This project will build resources for and explore the feasibility of offering a hybrid dual enrollment college credit math course offered as a collaboration between the CSU and high school districts that lack fully credentialed teachers. 

Mentor: Uri Treisman


Thomas Wakefield

Youngstown State University

Project Description: 

We will replace YSU’s remaining developmental mathematics course with a coaching model where small groups of students work to improve their mathematics skills under the guidance of a student.

Mentor: Michael Dorff

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Kamuela Yong

University of Hawaii -         West O'ahu

Project Description: 

We will be building a community for Indigenous people in math by bringing together all Indigenous peoples.

Mentor: Pamela Harris


Jayadev Athreya

University of Washington

Project Description: 

Create and empower a new standing Indigenous Engagement Committee at PIMS, to help PIMS support Indigenous-led initiatives in the mathematical sciences.

Mentor: Mark Green


Brian Katz

California State University - Long Beach

Project Description: 

I am working to build a sustainable, regional community for faculty who are moving their own teaching and the cultures of their departments toward inquiry and other student-centered pedagogies.

Mentor: David Bressoud

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Maria Lorenz

Temple University

Project Description: 

The goal of my project is to create 2-credit co-requisite courses for our entry level mathematics courses that lead to calculus.

Mentor: William Ysla Velez

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May Mei

Denison University

Project Description: 

I will lead the inaugural Cohort of New Chairs (CoNCh) program at Denison University, which will meet regularly to discuss the specific concerns and interests of new department chairs.

Mentor: Rick Gilman


Patrick X. Rault

University of Nebraska - Omaha

Project Description: 

Create a five-year strategic plan that will set the Communities for Mathematics Inquiry in Teaching (COMMIT) Network on a path to be self-sustaining.

Mentor: Stan Yoshinobu

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Ksenija Simic-Muller

Pacific Lutheran University

Project Description: 

For my project, I wish to energize my department to recruit and support a more diverse student body into the major, and to improve access to and success in mathematics for all students.

Mentor: Suzanne Doree


Zsuzsanna Szaniszlo

Valparasio University

Project Description: 

The goal of the project is to help the Chicago Regional Alliance for Minority Participation find its footing by facilitating discussions among faculty, building connections and providing logistic support for programmatic ideas.

Mentor: William (Brit) Kirwan

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Brett Wick

Washington University -          St. Louis

Project Description: 

The goal of this project is to address training opportunities that impact both the Master's and PhD programs through participation in local and national programmatic opportunities for interdisciplinary research opportunities.

Mentor: Tara Holm