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Beth Herbel-Eisenmann

 Professor
  Department of Teacher Education
 Ph.D., Michigan State University
 316 Erickson
 517-432-9607
Dr. Herbel-Eisenmann draws on ideas from sociolinguistics and discourse literatures to research written curriculum and classroom discourse practices as well as the professional development of secondary mathematics teachers. She is especially interested in issues of equity that concern authority, positioning, and voice in mathematics classrooms and professional development. Over the past decade, she has had three long-term collaborations with secondary mathematics teachers who used action research to study and change their classroom discourse toward goals of better supporting students’ learning while taking account students’ positioning and identity development.

Areas of Expertise:

Active Grants:

  • National Science Foundation
    (M-DISC) Mathematics Discourse in Secondary Classrooms: A Case-Based Professional Development Curriculum
  • National Science Foundation
    Access, Agency, and Allies in Mathematical Systems (A3IMS)