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Joanna O. Masingila

Joanna O. Masingila


Professor, Mathematics and Mathematics Education
Mathematics

jomasing@syr.edu

201 Carnegie Library
315.443.1483


Education

  • Ph.D. Indiana University, 1992
  • M.S. Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, 1987
  • B.A. Goshen College, 1982
  • A.A. Hesston College, 1980

Research Interests

  • Teacher development
  • Teacher educator development
  • Mathematical knowledge for teaching teachers
  • Students' out-of-school mathematics practice

Teaching

I teach courses in methods and curriculum in teaching mathematics, undergraduate courses in mathematics (including mathematics content courses for preservice elementary teachers taught via problem solving), and graduate courses in mathematics education, learning theories, and teacher education.  Prior to my doctoral studies, I taught secondary mathematics for six years in Indiana.

        
Fall 2011   
On research leave at Kenyatta UniversityNairobi, Kenya
Summer 2011      
MTD 735 Learning Theories in Mathematics Education/EDU 800 Learning Theories in Education [syllabus]
Spring 2011
SED 413/613  Methods and Curriculum in Teaching Mathematics [syllabus]
Fall 2010 EDU 820  Program Development in Teacher Education [syllabus]
MAT 117  Foundational Mathematics via Problem Solving I [syllabus]

Selected Grants

I am or have been a principal investigator or co-principal investigator on approximately $5.6 million in grants, including six from the National Science Foundation and two from the United States Agency for International Development.

  • Dotger, Benjamin, Dotger, Sharon, Masingila, Joanna, & Rozelle, Jeffrey (August 2011 – July 2014). The Science and Mathematics Simulated Interaction Model, Discovery Research K12 Program (DR-K12), National Science Foundation, $449,563.
  • Masingila, Joanna O., & Gathumbi, Agnes W. (April 2011 – March 2013). Building Capacity Through Quality Teacher Education, Africa – U.S. Higher Education Initiative, Higher Education for Development (HED), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), $860,701.
  • Masingila, Joanna O., & Miheso-O’Connor, Marguerite K. (October 2010 – September 2012). Using Technology to Support Teacher and Student Conceptual Learning in Mathematics and Science (Awarded to Kenyatta University), Hewlett Packard Catalyst Initiative Grant, $158,000.
  • Masingila, Joanna O., & Gathumbi, Agnes W. (October 2009 – March 2010). Syracuse University and Kenyatta University: Building Capacity Through Quality Teacher Education, Africa – U.S. Higher Education Initiative Planning Grant, Higher Education for Development (HED), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), $50,000.
  • Tillotson, John W., Masingila, Joanna O., Strempel, Eileen, Dotger, Sharon, & Wiles, Jason (June 2009-May 2014). Syracuse University Noyce Scholars Program for Science and Mathematics Teachers. National Science Foundation, $900,000.
  • Doerr, Helen M., Chandler-Olcott, Kelly, Hinchman, Kathy A., & Masingila, Joanna O. (April 2003-March 2006). Investigating the Interrelated Development of Mathematics and Literacy in Urban Secondary Schools. Research on Learning in Education, National Science Foundation, $1,054,119.
  • Bowers, Janet, Doerr, Helen M., Masingila, Joanna O., & McClain, Kay (June 1998-October 2002). Investigating Multimedia Case Studies as a Tool for Pre-service Teacher Development. Research on Education Policy and Practice, National Science Foundation, $605,891.
  • Bowers, Janet, Doerr, Helen M., & Masingila Joanna O. (July 2001-June 2002). Supplemental award for Investigating Multimedia Case Studies as a Tool for Pre-service Teacher Development. Research on Education Policy and Practice, National Science Foundation, $98,078.
  • Masingila, Joanna O. (June 1995-May 2000). Connecting In-School and Out-of-School Mathematics Practice. Faculty Early Career Development Grant, National Science Foundation, $212,790.

Selected Publications

  • Masingila, Joanna O., Muthwii, Samson M., & Kimani, Patrick M. (2011). Understanding students’ out-of-school mathematics and science practice. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 9, 89-108.
  • Pfister, Christina C., White, Daniel L., & Masingila, Joanna O. (2006). Using multimedia case studies to advance pre-service teacher knowing. International Education Journal, 7(7), 948-956.
  • Masingila, Joanna O. (Ed.) (2006). Teachers engaged in research: Inquiry into mathematics practice, grades 6-8. Greenwich, CT: Infoage/National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Masingila, Joanna O. (2006). Introduction to the grades 6-8 volume. In J. O. Masingila (Ed.), Teachers engaged in research: Inquiry into mathematics practice, grades 6-8 (pp. 1-14). Greenwich, CT: Infoage/National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Masingila, Joanna O., Ochanji, Moses K., & Pfister, Christina C. (2004). Learning from the process: The making of a multimedia case study. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education [Online serial], 4(3). (http://www.citejournal.org/vol4/iss3/mathematics/article1.cfm)
  • Masingila, Joanna O. (2002). Examining students’ perceptions of their everyday mathematics practice. In M. Brenner & J. Moschkovich (Eds.), Everyday and academic mathematics in the classroom (pp. 30-39). Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Monograph No. 11.
  • Masingila, Joanna O., & Doerr, Helen M. (2002). Understanding pre-service teachers’ emerging practices through their analyses of a multimedia case study of practice. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 5, 235-263.
  • Masingila, Joanna O., & de Silva, Rapti (2001). Teaching and learning school mathematics by building on students’ out-of-school mathematics practice. In B. Atweh, H. Forgasz & B. Nebres (Eds.), Sociocultural research on mathematics education: An international perspective (pp. 329-344). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Porter, Mary K., & Masingila, Joanna O. (2001). Examining the effects of writing on conceptual and procedural knowledge in calculus. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 42, 165-177.
  • Masingila, Joanna O., Tinto, Patricia P., & Johnson, Loren (1997). Evolutionary reform at East Collins. In J. Ferrini-Mundy & T. Schram (Eds.), The Recognizing and Recording Reform in Mathematics Education Project: Insights, issues and implications (pp. 71-85). Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Monograph No. 8.
  • Masingila, Joanna O., Davidenko, Susana, & Prus-Wisniowska, Ewa (1996). Mathematics learning and practice in and out of school: A framework for connecting these experiences. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 31 (1 & 2), 175-200.
  • Masingila, Joanna O. (1994). Mathematics practice in carpet laying. Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 25 (4), 430-462.
  • Masingila, Joanna O. (1993). Learning from mathematics practice in out-of-school situations. For the Learning of Mathematics, 13 (2), 18-22.

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