KATE Faculty

Gerald Kulm Dr. Gerald Kulm, Principal Investigator
Professor Emeritus and Senior Professor

Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture
Texas A&M University
Research Interests:
Achievement of Mathematics Standard and Curriculum Materials, International Comparison of Mathematics Achievement and Teacher Preparation, and Mathematics Assessment
Donald Allen Dr. G. Donald Allen, Co-Principal Investigator

Department of Mathematics
Texas A&M University
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Research Interests:
Transport and diffusion, splines, and applied mathematics
Trina Davis Dr. Trina J. Davis, Co-Principal Investigator
Associate Professor

Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture
Texas A&M University
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Research Interests:
Teaching and Learning in Online and 3D Virtual Environments/VR, Technology Applications in Mathematics/STEAM Learning, Creativity and Technology, and Large-scale School Technology Studies 
Chance Lewis Dr. Chance Lewis, Co-Principal Investigator
Distinguished Professor of Urban Education

Department of Middle, Secondary and K-12 Education
University of North Carolina-Charlotte
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Research Interests:
Recruitment and retention of minority teachers in K-12 academic settings, Students of color (particularly African-American) academic issues in elementary, secondary and post secondary settings, and The role of White educational professionals in facilitating the educational process for students of color, and particularly for African American students
Kathryn McKenzie Dr. Kathryn McKenzie, Co-Principal Investigator

Department of Advanced Studies
California State University-Stanislaus
Research Interests:
Critical White Studies, Democratic Schooling, Equity and Social Justice, Feminist Studies, and Principalship

Research Associates

Enrico Dr. S. Enrico P. Indiogine
Post Doctoral Research Associate & Program Manager

Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture
Texas A&M University
Research Interests:
Mathematics education, Analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, R, Education policy
Glenn Phillips Dr. Glenn Allen Phillips
Research Associate

Texas A&M University
Research Interests:
Research Methodologies (Particularly qualitative and arts-based), Developmental Mathematics, Veterans, Critical Theory, History of Higher Education

Advisory Panel Members

Alfinio Flores Dr. Alfinio Flores
Hollowell Professor of Mathematics Education

Department of Teacher Education
University of Delaware
Research Interests:
Helping Students, Prospective and In service Teachers Develop their Conceptual Understanding of Mathematics.
Rick Kitchen Dr. Rick Kitchen
Professor and Endowed Chair in Urban Education

Department of Educational Research Policy & Practice
University of Denver
Research Interests:
Diversity and Equity in Mathematics Education, School Reform at Urban Schools that Serve the Poor, Formative Assessment of English Language Learners, History of Education in U.S.
Miriam Leiva Dr. Miriam Leiva
Distinguished Professor Emerita

Department of Mathematics
University of North Carolina - Charlotte
Jacqueline Leonard Dr. Jacqueline Leonard
Professor of Mathematics Education

Department of Teacher Education
University of Wyoming
Research Interests:
Access. Equity, and Social Justice issues in Urban Education and Mathematics Education
Kathy Schrock Ms. Kathy Schrock
Adjunct Professor and Independent Educational Technologist

Graduate Research Assistants

Haiping Hao Haiping Hao
Research Interests:
Teaching Expertise, Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, and Multicultural Education
Tugba Oner Ayse Tugba Oner
Research Interests:
STEM Education, Teacher Education, Spatial Thinking Ability, Mathematics Education
Gloria Gloria Tachia
Research Interests:
Online learning, technology applications and multicultural education
Nickolaus Nickolaus Ortiz
Research Interests:
Academic issues in mathematics education for African Americans, technology in mathematics teaching and learning, mathematics and music, youth mentoring and mathematics for students of color

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Andrea Andrea Kerlegan
Prairie View A&M University
Year: Class of 2016
Major: Computer Science
Macey Macey Pendergast
Texas A&M University
Year: Class of 2015
Major: Theatre Arts

Former Team Members - Post-doctoral

Zahira Dr. Zahira Merchant
Assistant Professor

San Francisco State University

Dr. Irving Brown
Virtual Learning Product Manager

Siemens Energy, Inc.
Norcross, GA

Former Team Members - Graduate Assistants

Chih-Feng Dr. Chih-Feng Chien
Assistant Professor

Chung Yuan Christian University
Graduate School of Education
Taoyuan County, Taiwan
Tingting Dr. Tingting Ma
Song Dr. Song An
Assistant Professor

University of Texas - El Paso
LaToya Dr. LaToya Anderson
Mathematics Department Chair

Fort Bend ISD
Fabiola A. Fabiola Rangel-Chavez
Natalyn.jpg Natalyn Johnson

Bryan ISD
Julie Julia Persky

Former Team Members - Undergraduate Assistants

Tysheka Tysheka D. Harris
Year: Class of 2014
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Abigail Abigail A. Martinez
Year: Class of 2013
Major: Math/Science Middle Grades Education
Jeanette Jeanette Rodriguez
Year: Class of 2014
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies