# Mary Truxaw

Associate Professor

**Titles:**

Associate Professor, Mathematics Education

University Teaching Fellow

**Academic Degrees:**

Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction (emphasis in mathematics education), University of Connecticut

M.S., Education, University of Southern California (emphases in alternative and multi-cultural education)

B.A., Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine

**Areas of Expertise:**

Mathematics Education

Classroom Discourse

Teacher Education

Urban Education

Professional Development

Mathematical Problem Solving

**Biography:**

Mary Truxaw is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction in the Neag School of Education. Her primary research interests center on the intersection of mathematics education and language. Mary is currently working to apply discourse analysis techniques and models to linguistically diverse mathematics classrooms. Mary has worked on a number of research and professional development projects to support mathematics teachers – for example, the Math Learning Discourse project, Math ACCESS project, Math Leadership Academy, Bridging Math Practices project, and Co-teaching and Math Discourse in Linguistically Diverse Classrooms project. Mary was named a Teaching Fellow at the university, the highest honor awarded for instructional excellence and leadership. Before earning her Ph.D., Mary was a public school teacher in Connecticut, New York, and California where she developed her love for and curiosity about teaching and learning of mathematics.

**Curriculum Vitae:**

**Funded Research:**

Co-Teaching and Mathematical Discourse: Exploring Innovative Intersections to Support Students and Teachers in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms

Math ACCESS (Academic Content and Communication Equals Student Success)

**Selected Publications/Presentations:**

### Associations/Committees/Outreach:

Connecticut Council of Leaders of Mathematics [CCLM], Executive Board

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics [NCTM]

Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators in Connecticut [AMTEC]

Associated Teachers of Mathematics in Connecticut [ATOMIC]

Associated Teachers of Mathematics in New England [ATMNE]

Northeastern Educational Research Association [NERA]

Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators

### In the News:

UConn-Hartford Math ACCESS Project

mary.truxaw@uconn.edu | |

Phone | 860 486 2880 |

Fax | 860 486 0280 |

Mailing Address | 249 Glenbrook Rd, Unit 3033, Storrs, CT 06269 |

Office Location | Gentry 413A |

Office Hours | Summer Office Hours: By appointment |