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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
2-230G Norman Hall
PO Box 117040
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: 352-273-4116
Fax: 352-846-0131
tla@coe.ufl.edu

Biography

I am a professor of mathematics education in the School of Teaching & Learning in the College of Education at the University of Florida. I also serve as the college’s Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development.

In the role of faculty, I have a commendable list of publications, presentations, and professional activities. Some notable recent accomplishments include the following:

  • UF 2018 Doctoral Commencement Speaker
  • Co-author of Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching series (Solution Tree)
  • Program Chair for the 2018 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ Annual Conference
  • Associate editor of Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PreK-12 (NCTM)
  • Mathematics Program Officer for the UF Lastinger Center for Learning

In the role of associate dean, I have the privilege of leading the Office of Educational Research and providing service to the faculty to support external funding efforts to further research. My leadership has led to many highlights including consistent annual increases in the number of proposals submitted, the number of proposals funded, the amount of new funding, and amount of currently funded projects.

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

Selected Activities and Honors

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

Top 25 Education Professors in Florida, 2013

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

Selected 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

Adams, T. L., Wenzel, T. B., Childs, K. J., & Neff, S. R. (in press). Making sense of mathematics for teaching: Girls in grades K-5. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree.

Dixon, J. K., Nolan, E. C., & Adams, T. L. (2016). Making sense of mathematics for teaching, grades K-2. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree.

Dixon, J. K., Nolan, E. C., & Adams, T. L. (2016). 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. (https://www.hmhco.com/programs/go-math)

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. (https://www.hmhco.com/programs/go-math)

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.

Adams, T. L., & Harrell, G. (2016). Reflecting on a “study of estimation by professionals at work”: Constants, changes, challenges and commitments. Journal of Mathematics and Cultures (10th anniversary issue), 10(3), 1-15.

Jones, G., Dana, T., LaFramenta, J., Adams, T. L., & Arnold, J. D. (2016). Florida STEM TIPS: Supporting the beginning secondary STEM teacher. Tech Trends. doi: 10.1007/s11528-016-0052-5.

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 https://www.iejee.com/index.php/IEJEE/article/view/82

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 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10857-011-9198-4

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 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1949-8594.2012.00137.x

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/