RESEARCH INTERESTS
My research area is in undergraduate mathematics education. My research interests include the identity development of marginalized students in STEM fields, relationships between marginalized students' identity development and participation in mathematics classrooms, and creating equitable learning environments for marginalized students.
PUBLICATIONS
• Oppland-Cordell, S. (in press). Mathematical and racial identity co-construction in multiple sociopolitical contexts: A case study of a Latina undergraduate student from an urban community. Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research.
• Oppland-Cordell, S. (2013). Race-place in mathematics participation: Latina/o undergraduate students’ negotiations of racialized spaces and identities. In A. Castro Superfine & M. V. Martinez (Eds.) Proceedings of the 35th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME), Chicago, IL: PME.
• Oppland-Cordell, S. (2012). Identity and equity among Latina/o undergraduates in an Emerging Scholars math workshop. In L. R. Van Zoest, J. Lo, & J. L. Kratky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME), Vol. 4, (p. 355-358). Kalamazoo, MI: PME.
• Oppland, S. B. (2010). The Inextricability of Identity, Participation, and Math Learning among Latino/a Undergraduate Students. ProQuest LLC. 789 East Eisenhower Parkway, PO Box 1346, Ann Arbor, MI 48106.

MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW

• Oppland-Cordell, S. Urban Latina/o undergraduate students' negotiations of identities and participation in an Emerging Scholars calculus I workshop. Under review at the Journal of Urban Mathematics Education.

MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION

• Oppland-Cordell, S., Leavitt, D., & McGee, E. (in progress) Learning from underrepresented students’ perspectives: Investigations by female mathematics education scholars from STEM backgrounds. (Working Group Roundtable Session). Jacqueline Leonard and Rochelle Gutierrez (Co-Chairs). Paper presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
• Oppland-Cordell, S., Rosskamm, D., & Bilyk, R. (in progress) Peer leaders’ and peer leader volunteers’ perspectives of their involvement in a mathematics enrichment workshop program: A comparison of motivations and outcomes.

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

• Oppland-Cordell, S. (April, 2014). Latina/o students’ trajectories of participation in an Emerging Scholars workshop. Paper will be presented at the TODOS strand of the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, New Orleans, LA.
• Oppland-Cordell, S. (November, 2013). Race-place in mathematics participation: Latina/o undergraduate students’ negotiations of racialized spaces and identities. Paper will be presented at the 35th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Chicago, IL.
• Oppland-Cordell, S. (April, 2013). Participating through identities: Latina/o undergraduate students’ mathematical success in an Emerging Scholars calculus workshop. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
• Oppland-Cordell, S., Kachaochana, S., Khan, M., Echevarria, R., Allen, N., Roman, E., & Aman, L. (April, 2013). An evaluation of the effectiveness of the mathematics enrichment workshop program: An analysis of participants’ performance outcomes and perceptions of the program. 21st Annual Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL.
• Oppland-Cordell, S., Rosskamm, D. & Bilyk, R. (April, 2013). An evaluation of the effectiveness of the Mathematics Enrichment Workshop Program: An analysis of peer leaders’ experiences and perceptions of the program. 21st Annual Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL.

CURRENT PROJECTS
• Project 1 Description: Conducting research on the Mathematics Enrichment Workshop Program
o Analyzing data provided by the Office of Institutional Research
o Analyzing student participants’ pre- and post-assessment data
o Analyzing peer leaders’ and peer leader volunteers’ perspectives of their involvement in the program
o Writing a report for the Title III grant

• Project 2 Description: Developing and conducting research on Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) Mathematics Online Workshops

• Project 3 Description: Investigating how identity contributes to mathematical success by holistically exploring how successful underrepresented undergraduate STEM majors negotiate their identities in their mathematical trajectories.

• Project 4 Description: Implementing a social justice mathematics project in a kindergarten classroom.
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCHERS
• George Alexiades (Project 1)
• Nic Allen (Project 1 & 3)
• Cathie Anderson (Project 2)
• Richard Bilyk (Project 1)
• Chani Deiber (Project 1 & 3)
• Ruben Echevarria, McNair Scholar (Project 1 & 3)
• Shana Kachaochana (Project 1 & 3)
• Maryam Khan (Project 1)
• Manuel Menez (Project 1)
• Daniel Pranjic (Project 3)
• Eduardo Roman (Project 1)
• Alejandro Sanchez Jr. (Project 3)
• Peter Stilling (Project 3)

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCHERS
• Brittany Pines (Project 2)
• Doug Rosskamm (Project 1)
• Melissa Superfine (Project 4)
COLLABORATORS
• Dr. Katherine Bird
• Dr. Tanya Cofer
• Dr. Joe Hibdon
• Dr. Della Leavitt
• Dr. Ebony McGee

 
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