Durrel Jones

Durrel Jones

E-mail: jonesdur "at" msu "dot" edu

About Me

I am a doctoral student in the Program in Mathematics Education (PRIME) at Michigan State University.  In addition to the Algebra Teaching Study (ATS) project, under the guidance of Kristen Bieda, Raven McCrory, and Beth Herbel-Eisenmann, I am working with Transforming Developmental Mathematics Education in Partnership with Teacher Preparation (NSF DUE-1245402), an NSF-funded study that “uses prospective secondary mathematics teachers (PSTs) to implement research based teaching methods using innovative materials” in an undergraduate remedial mathematics classroom.  

My research interests are in the areas of equity in mathematics education at the secondary school and higher education level, reform curriculum, and pre-service teacher education.  More specifically, I am interested in better understanding African American students’ experiences in mathematics at the undergraduate level.  Additionally, I am interested in how students’ socio-historical contexts help to shape their mathematical identities in the classroom. Finally, I would like to explore strategies for improving the preparation of pre-service teachers to work with diverse classrooms, including teaching African American students.