Dr. Eugenia Vomvoridi-Ivanovic
Associate Professor, mathematics education
Office: USF Tampa campus, EDU 308-M
Phone: (813) 974-3533
CV available upon request
- Bachelors: Mathematics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa
- Masters: Mathematics Education from the University of Georgia
- Doctorate: Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Mathematics Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Eugenia Vomvoridi-Ivanovic is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of South Florida Tampa campus. Her research investigates teacher education that is responsive to the funds of knowledge of culturally diverse mathematics teachers and seeks to prepare culturally responsive mathematics teachers who promote equity and social justice in mathematics education.
Dr. Vomvoridi-Ivanovic is mathematically bi-literate in English and Greek and has taught mathematics at the middle school, high school, and college level. She currently teaches mathematics education courses to undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students and has taught courses in elementary, middle, and secondary mathematics education. She infuses and models culturally responsive and social justice pedagogy throughout her instructional practices and doctoral supervision, and applies innovative teaching through service learning, globalized coursework, and co-teaching.
Dr. Vomvoridi-Ivanovic’s research has been funded by federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation and NASA and she presents her research at national and international conferences. She pursues interdisciplinary collaborations at the local, national, and international levels that produce high-impact and innovative research in STEM education. Currently, Dr. Vomvoridi-Ivanovic is collaborating with USF engineering faculty and higher education faculty at Virginia Tech to explore out-of-school informal STEM learning environments for underrepresented minority middle school students. In addition, she is collaborating with USF faculty and school psychology faculty at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece to investigate trauma informed culturally responsive mathematics teaching to meet the needs and advance the mathematics education of student populations who have endured trauma, with a particular focus on refugees and asylum seekers.
Current local collaborations include work with science education, mathematics education, and public health faculty at USF to address mathematics and science teaching and learning of COVID-19 public health issues in eLearning environments. Collaborations across the country include mathematics education faculty at Kennesaw State University on a project addressing inequities and reframing the discourse around academic motherhood in the mathematics education professoriate by confronting “motherhood bias” and unearthing academic mothers’ unique insights and contributions in reimagining forms of equitable mathematics education.
Dr. Vomvoridi-Ivanovic has published articles in peer-reviewed research journals such as the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, REDIMAT: Journal of Research in Mathematics Education, Teaching for Excellence and Equity in Mathematics, Journal of Latinos and Education, Action in Teacher Education, and Studying Teacher Education, and in edited and peer-reviewed books, such as The Handbook of Research in Middle Level Education: Equity and Cultural Responsiveness in the Middle Grades. Dr. Vomvoridi-Ivanovic’s research has been widely cited and appears in the Compendium for Research in Mathematics Education (Cai, 2017) and the Standards for Preparing Teachers of Mathematics (Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, 2017).
Dr. Vomvoridi-Ivanovic is actively engaged in service at the local, national, and international levels. She is a member of the World Academy of Science Engineering and Technology where she serves in the IRC Scientific and Technical Committee & Editorial Review Board on Educational and Pedagogical Sciences. She is also an editorial board member for Research in Middle Level Education (RMLE) Online. At USF, Dr. Vomvoridi-Ivanovic serves as co-coordinator (with Dr. Cheryl Ellerbrock) for the STEM Middle School Teacher Residency Program, which was honored with the 2020 USF Student Success – Academic Excellence Award.
Gaines, J. (PI), Lane, T. (co-PI), & Vomvoridi-Ivanovic, E. (co-PI). (01/01/2018 – 12/31/2020). Bulls-Engineering Youth Experience for Promoting Relationships, Identity Development, & Empowerment (Bulls-EYE PRIDE) National Science Foundation (NSF#1734878), $633,013.
Gaines, J. (PI), & Vomvoridi-Ivanovic, E. (co-PI) (09/02/2020 – 09/01/2021). Engineering identity development of Black teachers and students through the PHASES of Success design process and AREN technology, University of South Florida’s Understanding and Addressing Blackness and Anti-Black Racism in Local, National, and International Communities Research Grant (#100057). $30,000.
Feldman, A. (PI), Levine, M. (co-PI), Rosengrant, D. (co-PI), vanIngen, S. L. (co-PI), & Vomvoridi-Ivanovic, E. (co-PI) (05/27/2020 – 05/28/2021). Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning of COVID-19 Public Health Issues in eLearning Environments, University of South Florida’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Grant (#100383). $24,983.
Vomvoridi-Ivanovic, E. (PI), (02/01/2015-08/31/2018) [with Sears, R. as Co-PI Feb. 2015-August 2016]. USF sub-award from Texas State University. NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative (EDPC) - Minority Serving Institution Teacher Educator Network (MSI-TEN). $200,000.
Vomvoridi-Ivanovic, E. & Ward, J. (in press, 2021). Academic motherhood in mathematics education during a crisis: breaking the silence and shifting the discourse. REDIMAT: Journal of Research in Mathematics Education, 10(1).
Vomvoridi-Ivanovic, E. & McLeman, L. (2020). Editorial: Welcome to the new normal. Noticias de TODOS - TODOS Newsletter: Mathematics For All, 15(1), 1.
Vomvoridi-Ivanovic, E. & McLeman, L. (2020). Editorial: Teaching mathematics to students with disabilities. Noticias de TODOS - TODOS Newsletter: Mathematics For All, 14(2), 1.
Willis, K. S., Lane, T. B., Vomvoridi-Ivanovic, E., Ahmad, S., Gaines, J., & Muhammad, A. (2020, June). Young adolescent perceptions of engineers within a culturally responsive summer intervention program. Proceedings of the 2020 annual conference and exposition of Association of Engineering Education, Montreal, CA.
Ellerbrock, C. R., & Vomvoridi-Ivanović, E. (2019). A Framework for responsive middle level mathematics teaching. In K. M. Brinegar, L. M. Harrison, & E. Hurd (Eds.), The handbook of research in middle level education: Equity and cultural responsiveness in the middle grades (pp. 45-68). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Vomvoridi-Ivanovic, E., Lane, T. B., Gaines, J., Morgan, K., Willis, S., Ahmad, S., Morgan, K. S. (2019, June). Teacher perceptions of incorporating engineering design in mathematics and science instruction. Proceedings of the 2019 annual conference and exposition of Association of Engineering Education, Tampa, FL.
Gaines, J., Lane, T. B., Vomvoridi-Ivanovic, E., Ahmad, S., Willis, K. S., Morgan, K. S., (2019, June). Culturally responsive pedagogy in a summer intervention program. Proceedings of the 2019 annual conference and exposition of Association of Engineering Education, Tampa, FL.
Ellerbrock, C. R. & Vomvoridi-Ivanović, E., & Sarnoff, K., Jones, B, Thomas, M. (2019). Collaborating to “grow our own”: The Helios STEM middle school residency program. The Clearing House, A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 92(4-5), 119-124.
López, L. C., Vomvoridi-Ivanović, E., & Willey, C. (2019). Latinx bilingual prospective teachers renegotiate their imagined language communities in mathematics teaching practices. Journal of Latinos and Education. doi: 10.1080/15348431.2019.1612396
Vomvoridi-Ivanovic, E. & McLeman, L. (2019). Editorial: English Language Learners, English Learners, Emergent Bilinguals…Noticias de TODOS - TODOS Newsletter: Mathematics For All, 14(1), 1.
Ellerbrock, C. R., Vomvoridi-Ivanović, E, & Duran (2018). Working Together: Preparing the Next Generation of Highly Qualified Middle-School STEM Teachers, The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 91(3), 124-130.
Vomvoridi-Ivanovic, E. & Ellerbrock, C. R. (2018). Responsive middle level mathematics teaching. Noticias de TODOS - TODOS Newsletter: Mathematics For All, 13(2), 3-5.
McLeman, L. &Vomvoridi-Ivanovic, E. (2018). Editorial: Teaching mathematics in culturally, socially, and developmentally just ways. Noticias de TODOS - TODOS Newsletter: Mathematics For All, 13(2), 1-2.
McLeman, L. &Vomvoridi-Ivanovic, E. (2018). Editorial: Focusing on critical issues in mathematics education in a time of pushback. Noticias de TODOS - TODOS Newsletter: Mathematics For All, 13(1), 1&5.
Selected Courses Taught at USF
- EDG7931: Social Justice in Secondary Schools
- MAE 7796: Research Issues in Mathematics Education
- MAE7138: Assessment Issues in Mathematics Education
- MAE6643: Communication Skills in Mathematics
- MAE6115: Current Trends in Elementary Mathematics Education
- MAE6126: Current Trends in Middle Grades Mathematics Education
- MAE6126: Current Trends in Secondary Mathematics Education
- MAE6328: Algebra for Middle Grades Teachers
- MAE6337: Topics in Teaching Algebra
- MAE6945: Practicum in Mathematics Education
- MAE 6117: Teaching Elementary School Mathematics
- MAE3941: Middle School Math Education Practicum I
- MAE3942: Middle School Math Education Practicum II
- MAE3225: Middle School Mathematics Methods II*
- MAE4551: Reading the Language of Mathematics*
- MAE4945: Practicum in Mathematics Education
- MAE 4310: Teaching Elementary School (K – 6) Mathematics I**
- MAE 4326: Teaching Elementary School (K – 6) Mathematics II**
*Global Citizens Project Certified course
**Taught as Service Learning course