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Students

Daniel Abuabasa
abuabasad1@mail.montclair.edu
I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with Mathematics and a Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) in Economics from the University of Ghana. I also obtained an M. S. (Finance) from Pace University, New York, and an M. S. (Statistics) from Montclair State University. Before I came to the United States, I taught mathematics in the high school in Ghana for some time, after which I went to work with the Ghana Statistical Service. Currently, I teach Mathematics (Resource) at JFK High school in Paterson, and have enrolled in the Ed.D (Mathematics Education) Program at Montclair State University.
Jessica Ali
alij6@mail.montclair.edu
Jessica earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Nebraska Omaha, with a specialization in Fine Arts; she also received a Master of Arts in Special Education in 2015. She has teaching experience as a general education sixth grade math teacher, and also as a special education teacher for high school students. Her experience in teaching math also includes individual tutoring, working with college students in math and science centers, and facilitating learning groups over a ten-year period.
Jessica is interested in developing mathematics curricula for all learners that includes interdisciplinary subjects focusing on art. Her combined instructional approach of teaching mathematics and art integrates multimedia into mathematical topics by using methods of illustration and fine arts that considers the needs of all students by using researched teaching strategies in special education.
In her free time, Jessica often attends education-centered events and lectures at the National Museum of Mathematics in New York City. She continues to research and design art projects that enhance mathematical thinking.
Debasmita Basu
basud2@mail.montclair.edu
My name is Debasmita Basu. I have completed my graduation in Mathematics honors from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata and my post graduation in Mathematics from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. When I was doing by B. Ed from Shri Shikshayatan College, under Calcutta University, for the first time I came through few topics of Mathematics Education, like Mathematics and it's connection with real world, Mathematics phobia, 3D representation of Mathematical figures and got highly interested in the subject. Afterwards when I taught in middle and high school for three years a complete new world of Mathematics Education opened to me. I came through various situation which actually arises in classroom and which should be taken care of immediately. I think Ed.D program is going to give me that platform.
Debasmita Basu
Victoria Bonaccorso
deblockv1@mail.montclair.edu
Victoria Bonaccorso earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Northeastern University in 2006 and a Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership from Montclair State University in 2012. She will be starting her 9th year as a secondary mathematics teacher at Pequannock Township High School teaching all courses from Algebra through Calculus. Tory is in her first year of the Doctoral program and is excited to see where her research will take her.
Victoria Bonaccorso
Kristen Casale
casalek1@mail.montclair.edu
Kristen Casale is a Mathematics teacher, currently now in her 13th year at Passaic Valley High School in Little Falls, NJ. Her degrees include a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and a Master of Education in Teaching Children Mathematics, both from William Paterson University (2004, 2007). She also received a Master of Arts in Administration and Supervision from Montclair State University (2008). She earned her Elementary, Supervisor, and Principal certifications, and has passed the School Superintendent Assessment. Kristen was an adjunct professor at Montclair State University (2008), where she taught Developmental Mathematics. After school, Kristen dedicates her time as a tutor and home instructor, sharpening young minds.
Kristen Casale
Mary L. Dalton
daltonm3@mail.montclair.edu
I received both my BA and MA degrees in Mathematics at Georgian Court University, where I recently was elected to the Alumni Board of Directors. As a long-time high school mathematics teacher, I have served on many curriculum-writing committees and facilitated several professional development programs. I have also been an adjunct faculty member at Brookdale Community College, Ocean County College, and Georgian Court University. I am a member of Alpha Kappa Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society for Graduate and Professional School Students at Montclair State University.
My research interests are: teacher knowledge, problem-solving, and professional development.
Jacqueline Dauplaise
dauplaisej1@mail.montclair.edu
Jacqueline Dauplaise is a mathematics teacher at Wayne Hills High School in Wayne, N.J. She hasbeen teaching Algebra I and II for the past 5 years, prior to that she taught 7th grade at Schuyler Colfax Middle School, also in Wayne. Her degrees Include a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics, a Masters in Education Concentration in Mathematics, and a Masters in the Art of Teaching. She is excited to say she has completed her doctoral course requirements.
Jacqueline Dauplaise
Francki Elve
Joined in 2016
elvef1@mail.montclair.edu
Francki Elve received his Bachelors of Art in Mathematics/French and B.S in Math Ed from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama. He served for 3 years as a mathematics teacher in public secondary school in Florida. He earned his first Master of Science degree in Education concentration- Curriculum & Instructions from Atlantic Union College, Massachusetts. He graduated with a second Master of Science degree in Mathematics Education from Teachers College- Columbia University. Currently, he is a Mathematics full time (lecturer) Instructor at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). His objective is to complete her doctoral course requirements in Mathematics Education at Montclair State University.
Francki Elve
Anthony Emmons
emmonsa2@mail.montclair.edu
Inspired by his 9th grade Geometry teacher, Anthony chose to become a teacher of Mathematics. After earning his BS in Mathematics Education from Montclair State in 2006, Anthony began his teaching career at South Plainfield High School. A lifelong learner, Anthony returned to Montclair to pursue an MA in Educational Leadership, a program he completed in January of 2012, receiving his Supervisor Certificate and his Principal Certificate of Eligibility. Consequently, Anthony left South Plainfield after the 2014-2015 school year in favor of a supervisor position in Keansburg. Fate had other plans however and now one year later, Anthony has once again returned to Montclair. So for now, Anthony is a member of the Mathematics Education PhD program and is the newly appointed Math & Science Supervisor for the Manchester Regional High School District, both continuing his development as an educator and hoping to leave a mark on mathematics education.
Anthony Emmons
Erell Feb Germia
Joined in 2016
germiae1@mail.montclair.edu
Mabuhay! I am Erell Feb Germia and I have been teaching mathematics for two years at the University of San Agustin in Iloilo City, Philippines. I have earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and a Master of Arts in Mathematics from West Visayas State University. I am also connected with the Mathematics Teachers Association of the Philippines in training primary school teachers who are teaching mathematics. My research interests include educational technology, curriculum development, and mathematics performance of students under different curricula. I love playing chess, cave hunting and mountain climbing. My ultimate dream is becoming a highland teacher and help in the improvement of quality of education among students in remote areas. I am also promoting “education for all” and “teaching with a heart.”
Erell Feb Germia
Gurkan Kose

koseg1@montclair.edu
Gurkan Kose received his B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics Education from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. He taught middle and high school mathematics for five years in Syracuse, NY, where he also coached Mathcounts teams. He has been actively teaching mathematics for over ten years, and currently serves as the District Mathematics Coordinator at North Jersey Arts and Science Charter Schools spanning Bergen and Passaic Counties in NJ. On a part-time basis, he teaches AP Calculus at Bergen Arts and Science Charter School in Hackensack, NJ, and is now a part-time doctoral student in this program. He is interested in informing the design of professional development approaches for pre-service and in-service mathematics teachers.

Gurkan Kose
Douglas Platt
plattd1@mail.montclair.edu
Douglas Platt has a BS in physics (teaching) form The College of New Jersey and a MS in Mathematics from Montclair State University. He has spent much of the last 14 years teaching in various capacities. Having completed his coursework program, he is working on his dissertation, trying to address the question "What do teachers with different levels of experience "know" about the minus/negative sign?" This topic was motivated by the research on teacher change, algebraic thinking and justification, and geometric transformation he did as a research fellow, as well as other professional experiences. In addition to presenting 3 oral presentations and 1 poster at the Student Research Symposium held on campus, he has presented at NERA in 2013, and was a co-presenter at PME-NA in 2012.
Douglas Platt
Zareen Rahman
rahmanz1@mail.montclair.edu
Zareen Rahman is a doctoral student in the mathematics education Ed.D program. Her research interests include mathematical practices related to critical thinking and reasoning with the goal of informing teacher education and curriculum programs. She is also interested in understanding how students use resources including textbooks and digital technologies; and how people teach and learn online.
Megan Roeder
Joined in 2016
meganlouise2@gmail.com
Megan Roeder began teaching in 2009. She believes that teaching and learning is a wonderful adventure and privilege. During her time as an educator, Megan has developed a strong interest in math education and in learning through play. Megan is looking forward to continuing her studies at Montclair State University. Megan holds two masters degrees from Temple University: a Master of Education degree and Master of Liberal Arts degree. She received her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication, from the Pennsylvania State University in 2002. Megan enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is an avid sports fan. She dreams of traveling more and looks forward to learning about different philosophies on education and best practices in education from around the world.
Megan Roeder
Justyna Rybka
rybkaj1@mail.montclair.edu
Justyna Rybka is a high school Mathematics teacher at Wallington High School (2007-present). She received her BS in Mathematics Education from Montclair State University and MS in Educational Technology from Ramapo College. Areas of interest: applications of technology in classroom and curriculum development.
Justyna Rybka
Tracy Saltwick
saltwickt1@mail.montclair.edu
Tracy Saltwick teaches college level mathematics at Bergen Community College. She has a BA in Economics from Michigan State University and an MA in Secondary Mathematics Education from New York University. Prior to becoming a math teacher in 2005, she was the Director of Compliance at an investment bank for 22 years.
Tracy Saltwick
Justin Seventko
seventkoj1@mail.montclair.edu
Justin Seventko earned his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (with teaching certification) from Montclair State University. He taught middle school mathematics in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ for two years, where he also advised the school's STEM club. Currently, he is working as a research assistant on the Noyce@Montclair project. His areas of research interest include technology in the classroom and learning theories, particularly embodied cognition.
Justin Seventko
Madhavi Vishnubhotla
vishnubhotlam1@mail.montclair.edu
Madhavi received her M.Sc in Mathematics from Osmania University and Bachelors of Education from Andhra University, India. She taught high school mathematics for 15 years (till August 2015) in Sanskriti School, Delhi, India. An awardee of the Fulbright Classroom Teacher Program 2012, Madhavi got an opportunity to teach Math in Downingtown High School East Campus in Pennsylvania, US. She has been a member of text book development committee of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), India. Madhavi is currently a first year full time doctoral student, enthusiastic about connecting her classroom teaching experiences with research work in the field of Math and Education.
Madhavi Vishnubhotla headshot
CJ Walker
walkerc12@mail.montclair.edu
CJ Walker has earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University at Buffalo, Bachelor of Engineering from City College of New York, and Masters of Business Administration from United States International University. He began teaching in 1995 and has taught in higher education for 10 years.
CJ Walker
Trina Wooten
wootent2@mail.montclair.edu
Trina Wooten has a B.A. degree in Biology Education with a Mathematics minor and a M.S. degree in Mathematical Sciences. Over the past few years, she was an adjunct faculty math member in three types of institutions (public, private, and community college) within East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Also she had an unique opportunity to work with two programs, Talent Expansion in Quantitative Biology (TEQB) and Symbiosis curricula which involved the integration of Mathematical and Biological Sciences. Currently she is a full-time student in the Math Education Ed.D. and a Doctoral Assistant at Montclair State University (MSU). In the future, she wants to become a Math Education/Math professor and a positive role model for the underrepresented population within these disciplines.
Trina Wooten
Matthew Wright
wrightm4@mail.montclair.edu
I earned an MS in Applied Mathematics from NJIT in 2010. I presently am an adjunct in mathematics at Bloomfield College. I also tutor for standardized tests. I enjoy skiing.
Matthew Wright
Karmen T. Yu
yuk4@mail.montclair.edu
My name is Karmen T. Yu. I have recently graduated from New York City College of Technology (“City Tech”), CUNY, with a bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics with a Science Concentration. I was a Peer Leader throughout my four years in City Tech. I have facilitated workshops and taught prep courses for various levels of mathematics. I have been a tutor in a math and reading learning center for over seven years. My goal is to teach mathematics in higher education. I have always been interested in mathematics, teaching, learning and conducting research. I thought Mathematics Education is the perfect field of study where all of my interests can fit and combine in one field.
Karmen Yu
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