# Project Team

**Kevin C. Moore (PI)** is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Georgia. Kevin was born in Ohio and completed his B.S. and M.S. in Applied Mathematics at The University of Akron. He joined UGA after completing his Ph.D in Mathematics with a concentration in mathematics education at Arizona State University. His research interests include developing models of students’ and teachers’ ways of thinking about precalculus and calculus ideas. Specifically, he is interested in understanding and supporting students’ and teachers’ quantitative reasoning. When not exploring how students and teachers think, you’ll find Kevin on the golf course. See more at:

After completing his Ph.D. in Mathematics Education at the University of Georgia,** Teo Paoletti** is now an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at Montclair State University. Born in New Jersey, Teo completed his B.A. in Mathematics with a certificate to teach K-12 mathematics at the College of New Jersey. Teo taught middle and high school for 3.5 years in the Moorestown New Jersey school district and simultaenously obtained his M.S. in Mathematics from Texas A&M University. His research interests include exploring ways to improve the teaching and learning of key ideas in middle, secondary, and post-secondary mathematics. Specifically, he is interested in examining how students at various levels (i.e. middle school students through pre-service teachers) can leverage their quantitative and covariational reasoning to develop productive function and inverse function meanings.

**Irma Stevens** is a PhD candidate in the Department of Mathematics and Science Education at the University of Georgia. She earned her B.S. in Mathematics with a minor in Bioinformatics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. While there, her interest in student thinking was sparked through her involvement with the university’s tutoring program. She moved to Athens, GA, received her M.A. in Mathematics, and is currently pursuing her research interests in students’ quantitative and covariational reasoning, specifically in regards to preservice teachers’ meaningful use of notation when writing and interpreting formulas. Outside of academics, Irma likes to go running and eating chocolate.

**Biyao Liang** is a doctoral student in the Department of Mathematics and Science Education at the University of Georgia. She is from China and got a B.S. in Mathematics at South China Normal University. As an exchange student, she also studied at Kansas State University for a year where she was fascinated by math education research. Her research interests are student thinking and teacher knowledge in the context of precalculus and calculus. Specifically, she’s interested in how teacher’s knowledge of student’s mathematics is constructed and developed. Outside of academics, Biyao practiced dancing since she was six years old, and she likes doing yoga as well.

**Halil Ibrahim Tasova** is a PhD student in Mathematics Education at UGA. He earned his bachelors' and masters' degree in secondary mathematics education from Marmara University in Turkey. Before he came the USA, he worked as a mathematics teacher in high school since 2008. He was a member of Curriculum and Educational Materials Development Project at TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey). He is interested in students’ quantitative and covariational reasoning. As hobbies, He enjoy playing baglama, which is Turkish musical instrument, and playing with his 3-year old son.

**Natalie Hobson** is a graduate of the mathematics Ph.D. program and mathematics education masters program at the University of Georgia. She is a current faculty member at Sanoma State University. Her research interests include algebraic geometry and students' thinking and reasoning in undergraduate mathematics. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Washington in mathematics with a minor in education and diversity. She has been involved in many outreach programs in mathematics and loves working with students. When not doing math Natalie can usually be found riding her bike, swing dancing, or sewing.

**Kevin LaForest** is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mathematics and Science Education at the University of Georgia. Kevin earned his B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the State University of New York at Brockport. He also obtained his M.S. in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University. He is currently working on his dissertation, exploring a mathematics teacher educator's use of technology in a content course intended for in-service and preservice mathematics teachers and focused on quantitative reasoning. Specifically, he is examining the influence of the mathematics teacher educator's epistemological stance on his technology use in the classroom.

**Hamilton Hardison** is a graduate of the Department of Mathematics and Science Education PhD program at the University of Georgia. He studies students' mathematical thinking and is particularly interested in how students construct quantities (e.g., angle measure). Prior to his doctoral studies, Hamilton earned his B.S.Ed. and M.Ed. from the University of Georgia and was a high school mathematics teacher for six years. In his spare time, Hamilton enjoys kayaking, fishing, and searching for golf balls at Lake Oconee.

**Katie Mauldin** is a graduate student in the Department of Mathematics and Science Education at the University of Georgia. She is also pursuing her M.A. in mathematics. She was born in Georgia and completed her bachelors’ degrees in mathematics and mathematics education at the University of Georgia. Towards the end of her undergraduate study, she developed her interest in mathematics education by becoming involved with mathematics education research that focused on how students think and reason quantitatively about mathematics. She continues to explore this area of mathematics education in graduate school. Outside of school, Katie likes to play the guitar, go on adventures with her dog, and spend time with friends.