Kathyrn G. Shafer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics Education
Ball State University
Office - Robert Bell Building 432
Phone - 765.285.8666

kgshafer at bsu.edu (school)
kgshafer432 at gmail.com (personal)
k12actionmath at gmail.com (students)


Technology does not replace hands on work.
Technology does not appeal to everyone.
Technology does not always give the correct answer (rounding error).
Technology does not prove content, or does it?
Successful technology use requires reasoning and sense making.

New publication:
Felger, J. & Shafer, K. G. (2016). An algebra teacher’s instructional decision-making process with GeoGebra:An action research study. In M. Niess, S. Driskell, & K. Hollebrands (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Transforming Mathematics Teacher Education in the Digital Age (pp. 493– 518). Hershey PA: IGI Global

Kathryn G. Shafer is an associate professor of mathematics education at Ball State University. She holds a PH.D. in Mathematics Education from Western Michigan University.   Kathryn joined Ball State University in 2008 and received tenure in 2014.  Prior to that, she was a faculty member for seven years at Bethel College (Mishawaka, Indiana).  Prior middle school and high school mathematics teaching experience includes both a suburban (two years) and a rural setting (three years) in Illinois.

Kathryn currently teaches mathematics research methods, action research, technology for mathematics teachers, and a probability and statistics course at the graduate level. Since joining the faculty at Ball State, she has received the Outstanding Distance Education Teaching Award, was appointed to an Online Education Task Force, and was named as one of four Online Faculty Fellows.