Amy Getz, M.A., Strategic Implementation Lead, Higher Education

Amy Getz

Phone: 512.766.1643
Email: getz_a@austin.utexas.edu

Dana Center Role

Amy’s work focuses on modernizing entry-level college mathematics programs through working with state and regional systems to implement the Dana Center Mathematics Pathways (formerly the New Mathways Project). She leads the development of tools and services to support local leaders and works with external organizations to coordinate and mobilize efforts to support math pathways. Amy led the development of the Quantway™ curriculum in partnership with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Before Joining the Dana Center

Amy taught mathematics for 20 years in high school and college. As the founding director of the Freshman Mathematics Program at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, she taught developmental and freshman-level math and led curriculum redesign that resulted in significant improvements in student success in both developmental and college-level math courses. Amy also led initiatives to provide professional learning services to K–12 math educators.

Education

M.A., Secondary School Counseling, Adams State College

B.A., English/Theatre, Fort Lewis College

Selected Publications

Getz, A., & Fraga Leahy, F. (2015). A call to action to expand access to statistics. Austin, TX: The Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin.

Getz, A. (2014, January). A systemic approach to reform. Community College Week. Retrieved from http://ccweek.com/article-3725-pov-a-systemic-approach-to-reform.html.

Getz, A. (2012, April). The next generation at the Dana Center: The New Mathways Project. AMATYC Developmental Mathematics Committee Newsletter. Memphis, TN: American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges.

Goldstein, L. B., Burke, B. L., Getz, A., & Kennedy, P. A. (2011). Collaborative problem-based learning in Intermediate Algebra. Journal of Developmental Education, 35(1), 26–28.

Selected Presentations

Understanding the core principles. Presented at the National Association of Developmental Education (NADE) national conference, Anaheim, CA (March 2016).

The path less completed. Webinar for Inside Higher Ed, Washington, DC (April 2015).

Making the accelerated pathways the new norm. Presented at the Achieving the Dream DREAM Conference, Baltimore, MD (February 2015).

The intersection of social-emotional learning and mathematics. Presented at the Colorado State University—Pueblo Noyce Scholars Program seminar (April 2014).

Addressing the crisis in developmental mathematics and college readiness. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics annual conference, New Orleans, LA (April 2014).

Professional Memberships

American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges

National Association of Developmental Education

National Numeracy Network