Rebecca Hartzler, M.S., Strategic Program Development Lead, Higher Education

Phone: 512.710.9276

Dana Center Role

As the strategic program development lead for the Higher Education Services team, Rebecca leads efforts to enhance the implementation of 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. The primary areas in which she exercises her expertise include enhancing professional learning offerings, expanding implementation of the newly developed STEM-Prep pathway, and securing funding to support the national growth of the project.

Before Joining the Dana Center

Rebecca most recently served as a faculty member and director of special projects in STEM at Seattle Central College. She also has been a strong presence at the Center, consulting on a number of activities, broadening outreach in key mathematics-related associations, and writing documents to keep the field abreast of major NMP concerns.


M.S., Physics and Forensic Anthropology, Kansas State University

B.S., Physics, Kansas State University

Selected Publications

Hillyard, C., Korey, J., Leoni, D., & Hartzler, R. (2010). Math across the community college curriculum (MAC3): A successful path to quantitative literacy. MathAMATYC Educator, 1(2), 1–8.

Leoni, D., & Hartzler, R. (2010). A recipe for faculty development. MathAMATYC Educator, 1(2), 32–40.

Leoni, D., & Hartzler, R. (2006). Mathematics across the curriculum. In R. Gilman (Ed.), Current practices in quantitative literacy (pp. 69–74). Washington, D.C., Mathematics Association of America.

Selected Presentations

Creating student engagement through immersion: Exploring the MT6 Shipwreck via submersible, using a team challenge format. Presented at the Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, LA (February 2016).

An active STEM-Prep curriculum. Presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, Seattle, WA (January 2016).

The New Mathways’ STEM-Prep pathway: Preparing students for calculus. Presented at the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges meeting, New Orleans, LA (November 2015).

Developmental math reform in Washington state: Could we/should we work together for student success. Presented at the Washington State Two-Year College Mathematics Conference, Wenatchee, WA (May 2014).