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Joy Whitenack

EDUCATION

Ed.D. in Mathematics Education, 1995, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

M.S. in Mathematics, 1991, Middle Tennessee State University

B.A. in Mathematics, 1987, Christopher Newport University

B.S. in Elementary Education, 1978, James Madison University

RESEARCH

My research interests include supporting elementary mathematics specialists’ transition into leadership roles, teacher learning, instructional design theory and children’s understanding of number.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Whitenack, J. W., Cavey, L. O. & Henney, C. (in press). Empowering young mathematical learners: A guide for parents and teachers. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Whitenack, J. W., Cavey, L. O. & Ellington, A. J. (2014). The role of framing in productive classroom discussions: A case for teacher learning. Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 33, 42-55.

Moreau, D., & Whitenack, J. W. (2013). Coaching individual teachers.  In Campbell, P., A. Ellington, W. Haver, & (Eds.), The elementary mathematics specialist’s handbook (pp. 31–49). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Minervino, S., Robertson, P, & Whitenack, J. W. (2013). Turning challenges into opportunities. In Campbell, P., A. Ellington, V. Inge, & W. Haver (Eds.), The elementary mathematics specialist’s handbook (pp. 177–189). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Whitenack, J. W. & Ellington, A. J. (2013). Supporting middle school mathematics specialists’ work: A case for learning and changing teachers’ perspectives.  The Mathematics Enthusiast, 10(3), 647-678.

Ellington, A. J. & Whitenack, J. W. (2010, May). Fractions and the funky cookie. Teaching Children Mathematics, 532-539.

Cavey, L. O., Whitenack, J. W., & Lovin, L. (2007). Investigating teachers’ mathematics teaching understanding: A case for coordinating perspectives, Educational Studies in Mathematics, 64, 19-43.

Whitenack, J. W., & Yackel, E. (2002, May). Making mathematical arguments in the primary grades: The importance of explaining and justifying one’s ideas. Teaching Children Mathematics,8(9), 524-527.

Whitenack, J. W., Knipping, N. & Novinger, S. (2001). Coordinating theories of learning to account for second-grade children’s arithmetical understandings. Mathematical Thinking and Learning, 53-85.

Cobb, P., & Whitenack, J. W. (1996). A method for conducting longitudinal analysis of classroom videorecordings and transcripts. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 30, 213-228.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
The North American Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Greater Richmond Council of Teachers of Mathematics

HONORS AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES 

Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Board member and Chair of the Scholarship Committee
Greater Richmond Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Board member

CURRICULUM VITAE