Kathi Cook, M.Ed., Manager, Online Course Programs

Kathi Cook, M.Ed., Manager, Online Course Programs

Phone: 512.232.5995
Email: klcook@austin.utexas.edu

Dana Center Role

As the manager of the Online Course Programs team, Kathi provides leadership and overall direction to the Center’s online course program work for grades 6–12 and higher education. She manages relationships with commercial technology partners and with external authors, reviewers, and editors. Kathi also oversees the Center’s online professional development. In addition, she coordinates the development of a fourth-year course designed to ensure college readiness for multiple mathematics pathways and support districts in implementation of this course.

Before Joining the Dana Center

Kathi has 19 years of mathematics teaching experience at the university, high school, and middle school levels. She was recognized with several awards for teaching excellence and was a five-time nominee for a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.


M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas

B.S., Education, Midwestern State University

Selected Work

“College Prep” mathematics courses: Effectively transitioning “non-ready” students from high school to college. Presented at the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics annual conference, Boston, MA (April 2015).

Algebra intensification: Research-based interventions for algebra success. Webinar series for the U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC (2012).

Cook, K., Seeley, C., & Chaput, L. (2011). Customizing and capture: Online assessment tools for secondary mathematics. In P. E. Noyce & D. T. Hickey (Eds.), New frontiers in formative assessment (pp. 69–85). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

Cook, K. (editor). (2002). Foundations of functions: A resource for mathematics vertical teams. Austin, TX: The Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin.

Professional Memberships

National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics