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Vilma Mesa

Associate Professor of Education at the University of Michigan

Vilma Mesa investigates the role that resources play in developing teaching expertise in undergraduate mathematics, specifically at community colleges and in inquiry-based learning classrooms. She has conducted several analyses of instruction and of textbooks and collaborated in evaluation projects on the impact of innovative mathematics teaching practices for students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. She served as Associate Editor for the Journal for research in Mathematics Education from 2000-2004 and is currently serving as associate editor for Educational Studies in Mathematics. Dr. Mesa is a PI on the NSF Collaborative Research Grant: Transitioning Learners to Calculus in Community Colleges (TLC3).

Education

  • Ph.D., Mathematics Education, University of Georgia
  • M.S., Mathematics Education, University of Georgia
  • B.S., Mathematics Education, University of Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia
  • B.S., Computer Sciences, University of Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia

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