This page contains information about the principle investigators of the TEACH Math project. You can find summaries of their research interests and links to contact them by email.


Julia Aguirre
Julia Aguirre is an associate professor in the Education program at the University of Washington Tacoma. Her research interests focus on equity and social justice in mathematics teaching and learning, mathematics teacher education, and culturally responsive instruction. She works with k-12 pre-service and in-service teachers to develop equity-based instructional practices that supports and advances mathematics education for youth historically marginalized in STEM education.



Tonya Bartell
Tonya Bartell is an assistant professor of mathematics education in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. Her research interests include examining professional development and mathematics methods courses centered on integrating issues of equity and issues of mathematics teaching and learning, including supporting teachers in learning to teach mathematics for social justice, so as to support the learning of all students in mathematics.


Corey Drake
Corey Drake serves as director of teacher education in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. Her work focuses on the preparation of elementary teachers to teach mathematics in diverse contexts. Her current research includes studies of pre-service elementary teachers’ learning from and about the use of mathematics curriculum materials.


Mary Foote
Mary Q. Foote is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Queens College of the City University of New York . Her research attends to equity issues in mathematics education and, broadly stated, examines issues in mathematics teacher education. More specifically, her interests are in cultural and community knowledge and practices, and how they might inform mathematics teaching practice.



Amy Roth McDuffie
Amy Roth McDuffie is a Professor of Mathematics Education and Associate Dean for Research for the College of Education at Washington State University. Her research focuses on teachers’ professional development with attention to teachers’ practices related to equity and curriculum use in mathematics education.




Erin Turner
Erin Turner is an assistant professor of mathematics education in the Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies Department at the University of Arizona. Her research interests include issues of equity and social justice in mathematics education and preparing elementary mathematics teachers to support the learning of students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, including English learners.