# Joy Whitenack, Ed.D.

Emeritus Professor

jwwhitenack@vcu.edu

**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 video recordings 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