Connie Richardson, M.Ed., Course Program Specialist, Mathematics, Higher Education

Connie Richardson, M.Ed., Course Program Specialist, Mathematics, Higher Education

Phone: 512.232.2274
Email: cjrichardson@austin.utexas.edu

Dana Center Role

Connie leads curriculum development for the mathematics courses for the Dana Center Mathematics Pathways (formerly the New Mathways Project), an initiative to modernize entry-level college mathematics programs through working with states and colleges. She also supports the development of DCMP’s professional learning offerings and represents the project at workshops and conferences.

Before Joining the Dana Center

Connie has 14 years of experience at the high school level, teaching a wide variety of courses, including Advanced Placement Calculus and Statistics. She also has more than nine years of experience at the university level, teaching both developmental and college-level courses. Connie has authored high school mathematics curricular materials as well as provided professional development to high school teachers. She has served as codirector on several Teacher Quality grant projects.

Education

M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction (Mathematics Education), Midwestern State University

B.B.A., Accounting, Midwestern State University

Selected Presentations

Do rational functions behave rationally? Presented at the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT), Grapevine, TX (July 2011).

Rethinking high school mathematics: Creating and supporting a new high school mathematics course. Presented at the Midwestern State University Faculty Forum, Wichita Falls, TX (November 2010).

The mathematical argument: Proponents and opponents of a standardized core. Presented at the Organization of Educational Historians annual meeting, Chicago, IL (September 2010).

Statistics and decision making. Presented at CAMT, San Antonio, TX (July 2010).

Selected Publications

Harrell, M., Slavens, D., & Richardson, C. (2013). Investigating non-linear asymptotes and the graphs of rational functions. Ohio Journal of School Mathematics, 68(2), 19–25.

Richardson, C., & Eddy, C. (2011). The mathematical argument: Proponents and opponents of a standardized core. American Educational History Journal, 38(2), 277–288.

Professional Memberships

Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators—Texas affiliate

Association of Texas Professional Educators

Delta Kappa Gamma Society for women educators

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics