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Joanna Masingila

Joanna Masingila
Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence
Curriculum Vitae: Joanna Masingila CV
Phone: 315-443-6234
Address: 103 Carnegie Library

Joanna Masingila is a Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence and a professor of mathematics and mathematics education. She is a dual faculty member in the School of Education (Department of Teaching and Leadership) and the College of Arts and Sciences (Department of Mathematics). She has been at Syracuse University since finishing her Ph.D. in mathematics education at Indiana University-Bloomington in 1992 and served for 7.5 years as Dean of the School of Education (January 2014-July 2021). Prior to her doctoral work, she taught secondary mathematics for six years in Indiana.

Her research interests include teacher development, teacher educator development, mathematical knowledge for teaching teachers, and students’ out-of-school mathematics practice. She is or has been a principal investigator or co-principal investigator on over $7 million in grants, including six from the National Science Foundation, two from the United States Agency for International Development, and two from the International Research and Exchanges Board via the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Masingila has published widely in journals and books and has developed more than 30 multimedia case studies examining issues in teaching practice. In 1998, she was a Fulbright Scholar to Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya, and spent Fall 2011 on research leave there. Masingila has worked extensively with teachers and teacher educators on professional development and research activities in Kenya for more than 20 years.

Masingila is active in policy and advocacy work for teacher and leader education at the local, state, and national levels. She is currently a board member of the Professional Standards and Practices Board for Teaching for New York State and served as President Elect, President and then Past President of the New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NYACTE).

Education

  • Ph.D. Mathematics Education (Double Cognate: Mathematics), Indiana University, Bloomington, 1992
  • M.S. Mathematic Education (Major: Mathematics), Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, 1987
  • B.A. Mathematics, Goshen College, 1982

Research & Scholarship

Research Focus:

Teacher and Teacher Educator Development

Her research interests include teacher development, teacher educator development, mathematical knowledge for teaching teachers, and students’ out-of-school mathematics practice. 

Top-level research question:

  • How can university mathematics instructors and prospective mathematics teacher educators be supported to develop mathematical knowledge for teaching teachers?

Ongoing & Upcoming Projects:

  • Analyzing data about a national survey about mathematics content courses for prospective elementary teachers.

Grad Student Mentoring Possibilities

  • Analyzing research data.
  • Being part of a Community of Practice as an intern in a mathematics content course via problem solving.
  • Writing up analyses for mathematics teacher education journals.

Honors

  • Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award, Graduate School, Syracuse University, Awarded in 2006.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Unsung Hero Award, Syracuse University, Awarded in 2005.
  • Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence, Syracuse University, Awarded in 2003.
  • Gateway Fellow, Syracuse University, Awarded in 2002.
  • Fulbright Scholar Award for 1997-1998, lecturer/researcher at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • 1992 Outstanding Dissertation Award, Instruction Category, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Washington, D.C.
  • 1992 Proffitt Dissertation Award for Outstanding Achievement, School of Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
  • 1992 Outstanding Dissertation Award, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Memberships

  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
  • American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • AERA Special Interest Group for Research in Mathematics Education (SIG/RME)
  • Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE)
  • Association of Mathematics Teachers in New York State (AMTNYS)
  • International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME)
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
  • North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA)

Recent Publications

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