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Adams, Thomasenia L.



Adams, Thomasenia_5x7_1417-1Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development
Office of Educational Research

College of Education
University of Florida
125 Norman Hall
PO Box 117040
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: 352-273-4116
Fax: 352-846-0131
tla@coe.ufl.edu

Research Biography

I am a mathematics teacher educator/researcher in the School of Teaching & Learning and the Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development in the College of Education (COE) at the University of Florida. My scholarship includes funded grants at the national and state levels, including my role as Co-Principal Investigator on the Florida STEM Teacher Induction and Professional Support Center funded by the Florida Department of Education and the UF Noyce Scholars Program: Raising STEM EduGators funded by the National Science Foundation. Other projects I currently contribute to for improving the teaching and/or learning of mathematics include the following:

1. Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative (COE – Lastinger Center for Learning)
2. Algebra Nation Common Core Professional Development Network (COE – Lastinger Center for Learning)
3. High-risk Delinquent and Dependent Child Educational Research (COE–Recruitment, Retention and Multicultural Affairs)

I use these experiences to mentor future mathematics teacher educator/researchers.

I have a commendable list of publications and conference presentations, and I am a senior author of the Go Math! elementary mathematics textbook series published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. I am also the author on several publications of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and Solutions Tree, and I am an upcoming author with Corwin Press.

Service posts to my credit include editor of the Mathematical Roots Department in Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School and co-editor of Investigations Department of Teaching Children Mathematics both published by NCTM. I have served as board member of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, board member of the School Science and Mathematics Association and past president of the Florida Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators. 
I am a previous recipient of the Mary L. Collins Teacher Educator of the Year Award for the Florida Association of Teacher Educators.

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy, Curriculum & Instruction, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL,
(http://www.archive.org/details/effectsofgraphin00adam, Chair: Eleanore “Mary Grace” Kantowski), 1993

Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1990

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, South Carolina State College, Orangeburg, SC, 1987

Key Professional Appointments

Affiliate Faculty, Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 2015-present

Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development, Office of Educational Research, College of Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2012-present

Interim Associate Dean of Research, Faculty Development and Graduate Education, Office of Educational Research, College of Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2011-2012

AACTE Holmes Scholars Program Coordinator, College of Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2011-2015

Activities and Honors

William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor Award, Florida Education Fund (McKnight Fellowship Program), 2015

Top 25 Education Professors in Florida, StateStats.org: http://onlineschoolsflorida.com/top-college-professors-in-florida/education/, 2013

ESPNU Success Stories: https://education.ufl.edu/news/2012/06/01/ufs-go-math-professor-is-espnu-success-story/, 2012

Graduate Faculty Scholar, College of Graduate Studies, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 2011-present

National School Reform Faculty Certified Critical Friends Group Coach, 2007-present

Grants

National Science Foundation, $1,215,872 Co-PI, STEM EduGators: UF Noyce Scholars Program, 2012

Florida Department of Education, $1,860,639.03, Co-PI, The Florida STEM-Teacher Induction and Professional Support Center, 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

Florida Department of Education, $42,886.03, Co-PI, The Florida STEM-Teacher Induction and Professional Support Center, 6/1/2012 – 6/30/2012

National Science Foundation, $439,597, Co-PI, An Investigation of African American Girls’ Positionality in Science and Mathematics (Notice of Award #: 0734028), 2007-2010

Selected Publications

Books

Dixon, J. K., Nolan, E. C., & Adams, T. L. (under contract/in progress). Making sense of mathematics for teaching, grades K-2. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree.

Dixon, J. K., Nolan, E. C., & Adams, T. L. (under contract/in progress). Making sense of mathematics for teaching, grades 3-5. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree.

Dixon, J. K., Adams, T. L., & Nolan, E. C. (2014). Beyond the Common Core: A handbook for mathematics in a PLC at work, grades K-5. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree and Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Adams, T. L. & LaFramenta, J. (2014). Math know how: Answers to your most persistent teaching issues, Grades 3-5. Corwin Press.

Larson, M., Fennell, F., Adams, T. L., Dixon, J., Kobett, B., & Wray, J. (2012). Common core mathematics in a PLC at work: Grades PreK-2. T. D. Kanold (Ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solutions Tree and Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
(http://www.solution-tree.com/authors/thomasenia-lott-adams.html)

Larson, M., Fennell, F., Adams, T. L., Dixon, J., Kobett, B., & Wray, J. (2012). Common core mathematics in a PLC at work: Grades 3-5. T. D. Kanold (Ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solutions Tree and Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
(http://www.solution-tree.com/authors/thomasenia-lott-adams.html)
Nominated for the ForeWord Reviews 2012 Book of the Year Award

Dixon, J., Larson, M., McLeod, J.C., Leiva, M., & Adams, T. L. (2011). Go math! (National K-5 Mathematics Series). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. (http://www.hmheducation.com/gomath/math-textbooks.php)

Dixon, J., Larson, M., McLeod, J. C., Leiva, M., & Adams, T. L. (2010). Go math! Florida. (Florida K-5 Mathematics Series). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. (http://www.hmheducation.com/fl/gomath/)

Articles

West-Olatunji, C., Lewis, D., Pringle, R., Adams, T., Byrd, K., LaFramenta, J., Cholewa, B., Sanders, T. & Baratelli, A. (Accepted). How African American parents position their daughters as mathematics and science learners. Education and Urban Society.

Jones, G., Dana, T., LaFramenta, J., Adams, T. L., & Arnold, J. D. (Accepted). Florida STEM TIPS: Supporting the beginning secondary STEM teacher. Tech Trends.

Acosta, M., Duggins, S., Moore, T. E., & Adams, T. L. (2016). From when we cometh my help? Exploring Black doctoral student persistence. Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs, 2(1), 32-48.

Aslan-Tutak, F., & Adams, T. L. (2015). A study of geometry content knowledge of elementary preservice teachers. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 7(3), 301-318. Retrieved from http://www.iejee.com/index/makale/171/a-study-of-geometry-content-knowledge-of-elementary-preservice-teachers.

Adams, T. L., & Laframenta, J. (2015). Ten ways to stimulate mathematical discourse. Dimensions in Mathematics, 34(2), 6-10.

Bonner, E., & Adams, T. L. (2012). Culturally responsive teaching in the context of mathematics: A grounded theory case study. Journal for Mathematics Teacher Education, 15(1), 25-38. doi: 10.1007/s10857-011-9198-4; also available at http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s10857-011-9198-4.)

Pringle, R. M., Brkich, K. M., Adams, T. L., West-Olatunji, C., & Archer-Banks, D. A. (2012). Factors influencing elementary teachers’ positioning of African American girls as science and mathematics learners. School Science and Mathematics, 112(4): 217-229. doi: 10.1111/j.1949-8594.2012.00137.x; also available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1949-8594.2012.00137.x/full)

Adams, T. L. & Harrell, G. (2010). A study of estimation in the culture of professionals at work. Journal of Mathematics and Culture, 5(2). (http://nasgem.rpi.edu/pl/journal-mathematics-culture-volume-5-number-2)

Adams, T. L., & Peterek, E. (2010). Teaching mathematics through facilitation: A pedagogical approach to bringing the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards to life. Dimensions in Mathematics, 29(2), 25-29.

Aslan-Tutak, F., Bondy, E., & Adams, T. L. (2010). Critical pedagogy for critical mathematics education. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 42(1), 65-74.

West-Olatunji, C., Shure, L., Pringle, R., Adams, T., Lewis, D., & Cholewa, B. (2010). Exploring how school counselors position low-income African American girls as mathematics and science learners. Professional School Counseling, 13(3), 184-195.

Selected Links

https://education.ufl.edu/educational-research/administration-and-staff

http://www.solution-tree.com/authors/thomasenia-lott-adams.html

https://education.ufl.edu/news/2012/06/01/ufs-go-math-professor-is-espnu-success-story/