Room: 522 COE
Phone: (404) 413-8221
Department of Early Childhood Education
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3978
Atlanta, GA. 30302-3980
MAJOR AREAS OF INTEREST:
Dr. Smithís research interests include learning and teaching mathematics with understanding, childrenís and teacherís conceptions of mathematics, and teacher education and professional development.†
†Dr. Smithís professional experience includes teaching mathematics in public schools at all levels P-12 except K and over 12 years in mathematics teacher education at the college/university level in California, Utah, and Georgia . She has consulted with many schools and districts on a wide variety of issues involving the professional development of mathematics teachers.
Dr. Smithís research interests include learning and teaching mathematics with understanding, childrenís and teacherís conceptions of mathematics, and teacher education and professional development. She has published in Teaching Children Mathematics, Educational Leadership, Journal of Mathematical Behavior, Curriculum Studies, Urban Education, and other journals and books . She is an active member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the Special Interest Group for Research in Mathematics Education (SIG/RME) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).