Dr. Marilyn Strutchens

Dr. Marilyn Strutchens

STEM Speaker Series
January 19, 2018
Dr. Marilyn E. Strutchens

The Economics of Equity


Marilyn E. Strutchens is an Emily R. and Gerald S. Leischuck Endowed Professor and a Mildred Cheshire Fraley Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Auburn University where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses and serves as the secondary mathematics education coordinator. Dr. Strutchens is currently on the Board of Directors for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the Advisory Committee for the Education and Human Resources Directorate for the National Science Foundation. Dr. Strutchens served as president of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators [AMTE] (2011 – 2013) and a member of the Executive Board of Directors for the Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences (2012 – 2014). She also received the 2017 Judith Jacobs Lectureship from the AMTE. 

Dr. Strutchens has participated in several national initiatives, including the NCTM’s Principles to Actions Toolkits (writing team) and Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators’ (AMTE) Standards for Preparing Teachers of Mathematics (writing team). She is the leader for the Clinical Experiences Research Action Cluster for the MTE-Partnership, a coalition of 90 universities organized by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities to transform secondary mathematics teacher preparation. She recently served as co-chair for the Pre-service Mathematics Education of Secondary Teachers Topic Study Group for the 13th International Congress of Mathematics Education. She also co-directs TEAM-Math, a partnership of universities and school districts in east Alabama focused on improving mathematics teaching and learning. In addition, Dr. Strutchens served as the editor for the JMTE Special Equity Issue in 2012.

Her research interests include equity in mathematics education, field experiences for secondary mathematics teacher education candidates, teacher leadership, and reform mathematics professional development for grades K-12 teachers.

This continuing series of seminars is part of the USF STEM education project “Systemic Transformation of Education Through Evidence-Based Reforms” (STEER).  This project is supported in part by the National Science Foundation (Grants Due #1324775 and #1525574), the Coalition for Science Literacy, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of Student Success, and   the Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence (ATLE).