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Interdisciplinary PhD in Mathematics and Science Education

Dr. Michaele F. Chappell
Mathematical SciencesChappell

Phone: (615) 898-2393
Fax: (615) 898-5422
Office Location:
KOM 203B

Ph.D. - Mathematics Education, Florida State University, (1991)
M.S.T. - Mathematics, Georgia Southern University, (1983)
B.S.Ed. - Mathematics, Georgia Southern University, (1981)

Integrating Art and STEM; Teacher Professional Development; African-American Students’ Math Achievement; Spatial Sense & Geometric Understanding

   Book Publications

  • Ferrucci, B. J., & Chappell, M. F. (Eds.). (May, 2010). Empowering and supporting new teachers of mathematics. New England Mathematics Journal, 42.
  • Chappell, M. F., & Thompson, D.R. (2009). Math, Culture, and Popular Media: Activities to engage middle schools students through film, literature, and the internet. Greenwood Heinemann Publishers, Portsmouth, NH.
  • Chappell, M.F., Shielack, J., & Zagorski, S. (Eds.). (2004). Empowering the  beginning teacher of mathematics in elementary school [Volume III].  Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Chappell, M.F., & Pateracki, T. (Eds.). (2004). Empowering the beginning teacher of mathematics in middle school [Volume II].  Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Chappell, M.F., Choppin, J., & Salls, J. (Eds.). (2004). Empowering the beginning teacher of mathematics in high school [Volume I].  Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Co-author of Math, Culture, and Popular Media – Ideas from this scholarly work have been presented nationally/internationally, including Japan, Brazil, and Korea. 
  • Served 2 years as Chair of Mathematical Sciences Department
  • Served 3 years on Editorial Panel for Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School Journal
  • Leader of the Editorial Panel that developed the NCTM series, Empowering the Beginning Teacher of Mathematics
  • Served on 15 doctoral committees, including four as Co-Chair
  • Served twice on the Board for the Association of Teachers of Mathematics (Secretary/NCTM Delegate)
  • Served 2 terms on the Board for the Benjamin Banneker Association (Secretary & Membership Chair)
  • Investigative researcher for the University of Pittsburgh’s QUASAR Project funded by the Ford Foundation
  • First McKnight Doctoral Fellow to serve on the Florida Education Fund’s Board of Directors; held two distinct terms for 10 years