Event Detail

Event Type: 
Lonseth Lecture
Date/Time: 
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 08:30 to 11:00
Location: 
LaSells Stewart Center

Speaker Info

Institution: 
Portland State University
Abstract: 

Dr. Shaughnessy has taught mathematics content courses and directed professional development experiences for mathematics teachers at all levels, K–12, as well as community college and university. He has authored or coauthored more than 60 articles, books, and book chapters on issues in the teaching and learning of mathematics. From 1996 to 2008 Dr. Shaughnessy served as the director of the doctoral program in mathematics education at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon. Throughout his career, his principal research interests in mathematics education have been the teaching and learning of statistics and probability and the teaching and learning of geometry. Shaughnessy served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) from 2001 to 2004, and in April 2010, he began a two-year term as NCTM President. Dr. Shaughnessy received his Ph.D. in mathematics education from the Department of Mathematics at Michigan State University in 1976.  He taught in the Department of Mathematics at Oregon State University from 1976 until 1991, and at Portland State University in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics from 1991 to 2008.