Walker, Erica (ew2021)

Erica N. Walker

Clifford Brewster Upton Professor of Mathematical Education

Office Location:

323B Thmps

Office Hours:

T 2:30-4:00; W 4:30-6:00

Educational Background

B.S. (cum laude) in Mathematics, Spanish minor, Birmingham-Southern College
M.Ed. in Mathematics Education, Wake Forest University
Ed.M., Ed.D. in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy, Harvard University

Scholarly Interests

Racial and gender equity in mathematics education
Student persistence in advanced mathematics
Mathematics education policy

Selected Publications

"Student Voices: African Americans and Mathematics" (NCTM Yearbook)

Who can do mathematics? In Identifying and nurturing mathematically talented students (Houghton Mifflin). 

Getting to the Right Algebra: The Equity 2000 Initiative in Milwaukee Public Schools (Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation, co-author)

"Student Voices: African Americans and Mathematics" (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Yearbook: Gender and Multicultural Equity in the Mathematics Classroom, co-author)

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