# Joy Whitenack

Emeritus Professor

## 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 Interests

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

## Select 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 video recordings and transcripts. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 30, 213-228.

## 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

## 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