Patricia Tinto

Patricia Tinto
Professor Emerita

Patricia Tinto focuses on field-based research on teacher change/teacher research, applications of new technologies supporting classroom dialogue, and investigations of learning environments supporting the development of mathematical thinking by all students. Her publications look at reformed instructional practice and teacher change. She was chair of the Research Advisory Committee of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and a member of the PBS TeacherLine National Advisory Board for online professional development in mathematics, science, and technology. Professor Tinto is the principal investigator for a Teacher Leader Quality Partnership project for urban schools building communities of inquiry around mathematics learning, and a co-principal investigator on a New York State Mathematics Science Project (MSP) grant, Beyond Access to Mathematics Achievement. This project focuses on improving mathematics learning in urban classrooms grades 3 to 8. She also serves as a co-PI on a leadership grant aimed at involving principals and administrators in mathematics reform efforts. She works collaboratively with the Living SchoolBook on the development of the Dialogue Project and has served on several grants using technology in education.


  • Ph.D. Syracuse University, 1990