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RESEARCH

GRANTS
 
MGTA PD FOCUSED ON IMPLEMENTATION OF EVIDENCE-BASED TEACHING PRACTICES
ELITE PD

ORGANIZATION
National Science Foundation (collaborative awards DUE-2013422DUE-2013563, & DUE-2013590)

DATES

October 2020 - September 2025

AWARD AMOUNTS

$699,184 (VCU), $855,945 (OSU), & $557,369 (SDSU)

 

INVESTIGATORS

  • Erica Miller (PI), Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Mary Beisiegel (PI), Oregon State University

  • Mary Pilgrim (PI), San Diego State University

THE VIRGINIA MATHEMATICS SPECIALIST INITIATIVE:
An Online Program to Prepare K-8 Mathematics Teacher Leaders for High-Needs School Districts

ORGANIZATION
National Science Foundation (DUE-1660774)

DATES

May 2017 - April 2022

AWARD AMOUNT

$1,499,991

 

INVESTIGATORS

  • Aimee Ellington (PI), Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Elizabeth Edmondson (Co-PI), Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Erica Miller (Co-PI), Virginia Commonwealth University

PROJECTS
 
GTA BELIEFS

Collaborators

  • Mary E. Pilgrim, San Diego State University

  • Sloan Hill-Lindsay, San Diego State University

  • Anne Ho, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

  • Samuel Cook, Boston University

  • Rebecca A. Segal, Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Publications & Presentations

  • Pilgrim, M. E., Miller, E. R., Hill-Lindsay, S., Segal, R. (in press). Analyzing the beliefs and practices of graduate and undergraduate mathematics tutors. In Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education. Boston, MA.

UNDERGRADUATE MATHEMATICS
OBSERVATION PROTOCOLS

Collaborators

  • Kimberly C. Rogers, Bowling Green State University

  • Sean P. Yee, University of South Carolina

Publications & Presentations

  • Miller, E. R., Rogers, K. C., Yee, S. P. (in press). Analyzing collegiate mathematics observation protocols: Attending to the instructional triangle and inquiry-based mathematics education practices. In Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education. Boston, MA.

  • Miller, E. R., Rogers, K. C., Yee, S. P. (2020). Analyzing collegiate mathematics observation protocols: Attending to the instructional triangle and inquiry-based mathematics education practices. Invited talk given to the University of Oklahoma’s RUME Seminar.

  • Miller, E. R. (2019, October). Analyzing collegiate mathematics observation protocols. Talk given at VCU’s Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics Education Seminar, Richmond, VA.

GTA GROWTH AS TEACHERS

Collaborators

  • Nathan Wakefield, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • Yvonne Lai, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • Karina Uhing, University of Nebraska-Omaha

  • Meggan Hass

  • Rachel [Zigterman] Funk, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • Kelsey Quigley, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Publications & Presentations

  • Miller, E. R., Uhing, K., Hass, M., Zigterman, R., Quigley, K., Wakefield, N., & Lai, Y. (2018). Graduate student instructors' growth as teachers: A review of the literature. In A. Weinberg, C. Rasmussen, J. Rabin, M. Wawro, & S. Brown (Eds.) Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, 185-197. San Diego, CA.

  • Miller, E., Wakefield, N., & Lai, Y. (2017). Opportunities to learn from teaching: A case study of two graduate teaching assistants.  In A. Weinberg, C. Rasmussen, J. Rabin, M. Wawro, & S. Brown (Eds.) Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, 181-194. San Diego, CA.

  • Lai, Y., Smith, W. M., Wakefield, N. P., Miller, E. R., St. Goar, J., Groothuis, C. M., & Wells, K. M. (2016). Characterizing mathematics graduate student teaching assistants’ opportunities to learn from teaching. In J. Dewar, P. Hsu, & H. Pollatsek (Eds.), Mathematics education: A spectrum of work in mathematical sciences departments (Vol. 7, pp. 73-88). New York, NY: Springer International Publishing.

DISSERTATION
 
GTA's USE OF
INSTRUCTIONAL EXAMPLES

Advisor: Yvonne Lai

Publications & Presentations

  • Miller, E. R. (2020). Analyzing the cognitive demand of enacted examples in precalculus: A comparative case study of graduate student instructors. Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations, 16, 202-223. https://doi.org/10.25891/dy91-tx93

  • Miller, E. R. (2019). Examining graduate student instructors’ decision making in coordinated courses. In A. Weinberg, D. Moore-Russo, H. Soto, M. Wawro (Eds.) Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, 437-444. Oklahoma City, OK.

  • Miller, E. R. (2018, November). Examples in the classroom: Examining who is responsible for “doing” the math. Talk given at VCU’s Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics Education Seminar, Richmond, VA.

  • Miller, E. R. (2018). High cognitive demand examples in precalculus: Examining the work and knowledge entailed in enactment (Doctoral dissertation). University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/mathstudent/84/

  • Miller, E. R. (2018). Mathematical knowledge for teaching examples in precalculus: A collective case study. In A. Weinberg, C. Rasmussen, J. Rabin, M. Wawro, & S. Brown (Eds.) Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, 796-806. San Diego, CA.

  • Miller, E. R. (2018, February). Teaching precalculus at the post-secondary level: What do instructors need to know? Talk given at UNL’s Discipline Based Education Research (DBER) STEM Education Seminar, Lincoln, NE.

  • Miller, E. R. (2017). A new methodological approach for examining mathematical knowledge for teaching at the undergraduate level: Utilizing task unfolding and cognitive demand. In A. Weinberg, C. Rasmussen, J. Rabin, M. Wawro, & S. Brown (Eds.) Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, 39-52. San Diego, CA.
    [Won the Pre-Journal Award]

  • Miller, E. R. (2017, September). Mathematical knowledge for teaching examples in precalculus. Talk given at the Great Plains Alliance Creighton Colloquium, Omaha, NE.

CONTACT ME

Erica R. Miller

RESEARCHER OF UNDERGRADUATE MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

Assistant Professor

Department of Mathematics & Applied Mathematics

Virginia Commonwealth University

Email:

ermiller2@vcu.edu

Address:

PO Box 842014

Richmond VA 23284