Doctor of Arts in Mathematics
University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
May 2010

Master of Arts in Mathematics
Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
May 2005

Bachelor of Science in Systems Science and Engineering
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
May 2003


Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL


• Developed new courses for the MA in Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teaching Elementary and Middle School Mathematics Program (with Dr. Cofer), including MTHE 450: Equitable Mathematics Teaching for Elementary and Middle School Teachers
• Developed new courses and modified existing courses for the Mathematics Enrichment Workshop Program
• Modified the existing Math 251: Discrete Mathematics course (with Dr. Cofer)


• Principle Investigator, How identity contributes to mathematical success: Exploring how underrepresented undergraduate mathematics majors negotiate their identities in their mathematical trajectories, $3,900, Student Center for Science Engagement and U.S. Department of Education, 2013.
• Faculty Coordinator for Emerging Scholars Program (ESP) Mathematics Workshops, Enhancing Career Opportunities in Biomedical and Environmental Health Sciences at an Urban Hispanic Serving Institution: An HSI STEM and Articulation Initiative, U.S. Department of Education, $4,345,618, 2011-2016


• Student Choice Award, Northeastern Illinois University, Spring 2013
• Travel Award, Northeastern Illinois University, Fall 2012
• Travel Award, Northeastern Illinois University, Spring 2012
• Semifinalist, American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) and Educational Testing Service (ETS) Outstanding Dissertations Competition, 2011

• Completed Math 251 Discrete Mathematics Workshop, Northeastern Illinois University, Summer 2012
• Nominated for and Completed Online Teaching II Course, Northeastern Illinois University, Summer 2012
• Completed Online Teaching I Course, Northeastern Illinois University, Spring 2012

• Rethinking Schools
• Adults Learning Mathematics
• American Mathematical Society
• American Educational Research Association
• Teaching for Excellence and Equity in Mathematics
• North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education

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