athematics Education


Dr. Molly Fisher Molly Fisher, Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Charlotte  

Dr. Molly Fisher joined the faculty in 2009 as an assistant professor of mathematics education.  She began her career as a high school mathematics teacher in the Charlotte, NC area.  She obtained her BA in Mathematics, MA in Mathematics Education, and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, all from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Most recently, she taught mathematics and mathematics education courses at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. When she joined the faculty in 2009 she had six years of high school mathematics teaching experience, two years of high school online teaching experience, and three years of college-level teaching experience.   Dr. Fisher’s research interests include teachers’ stress, burnout, and coping skills, especially among beginning teachers.


Xin Ma, Ph.D., University of British Columbia

Dr. Xin Ma joined the faculty in 2003. He holds a Masters in Mathematics Education from the University of British Columbia in Canada and a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from the same institution. Dr. Ma taught mathematics education and education statistics at St. Francis Xavier University and the University of Alberta in Canada before coming to the University of Kentucky. He became a Fellow of the (U.S.) National Academy of Education in 2001 and received the Early Career Contribution Award from the Committee for Scholars of Color in Education, American Educational Research Association in 2003. Dr. Ma's research interests include mathematics education, school effectiveness, policy research, and advanced quantitative methods.

Margaret Mohr-Schroeder, Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Dr. Margaret Mohr-Schroeder joined the faculty in August, 2006. A native of Wichita, KS, she moved to Kentucky from College Station, TX in 2006. Her undergraduate and masters degrees in mathematics are from Pittsburg State University, Kansas. Her doctorate is from Texas A&M University. Dr. Mohr-Schroeder has experience in middle grades and secondary mathematics, as well as community college and undergraduate mathematics. Her research interests include preservice mathematics teacher preparation in middle grades and secondary settings, mathematics knowledge for teaching, and the use of digital literacies in the mathematics classroom.

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