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Department of Mathematics


Sean Yee

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Mathematics
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-6884
Office: LeConte 334
Wardlaw 257
Resources: My Website
Curriculum Vitae [PDF]
Sean Yee


2012 Ph.D. in Mathematics Education, Kent State University (Kent, OH)
2012 Licensed Mathematics Teacher in the State of Ohio grades 7-12
2006 2006 Masters in Mathematics Education, Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
2005 Doctoral Work in Mathematics, University of Notre Dame (Southbend, IN)
2004 Masters of Science in Mathematics, Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
2001 Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)


2014-Present Associate Professor Joint Position with Department of Mathematics within the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Instruction and Teacher Education within the College of Education at the University of South Carolina 
2012-2014 Assistant Professor in Mathematics Education at California State University, Fullerton
2008-2012 Cleveland State University Part-Time Faculty
2006-2012 Full-Time Mathematics Teacher (Grades 9-12) at Solon High School
2005-2006 Student Teaching in Secondary Schools (Grades 6-12) through the Ohio State University
2002-2006 Lecturer and Instructor for the Ohio State University
1999-2001 Recitation Instructor, Teaching Assistant, and Tutor for the Ohio State University

Courses Taught

2016-Present Created, implemented, researched, and taught a mentor professional development (mentor PD) for experienced GSIs to learn how to mentor novice GSIs.
2015-Present Created and taught new graduate student instructor (GSI) 3-day orientation workshop.
2014-Present Doctoral committee member and advisor for three education doctoral students.
2014-Present Developed, created, and taught new Mathematics Pedagogy I & II (MATH 791-792).
2014-Present University of South Carolina, Columbia: Practicum Seminar for Graduate Teaching Assistants, Advanced Doctoral Mathematics and Mathematics Education Research, Mathematics Pedagogy I & II, Elementary Teacher Mathematical Content, Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Vector Calculus, and Differential Equations. 
2012-2014 California State University, Fullerton: Capstone Mathematics Course for Secondary School, Mathematics Course for Elementary Teachers, Supervising Student Teachers in the Secondary Classroom, and Teaching Action Research Course for Graduate Students.
2008-2012 Cleveland State Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP): Multivariable Calculus, Differential Equations, and Linear Algebra. 
2006-2012 Solon High School: Algebra 2, Honors Algebra 2,Geometry, Honors Geometry, Accelerated Pre-Calculus, Accelerated Algebra 2, Honors Algebra 2, and Multivariable Calculus, Differential Equations, and Linear Algebra. 
2005-2007 Student Teaching through Ohio State University, Grades 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, & 12
2002-2006 Ohio State University: Collegiate Algebra, Accelerated Collegiate Algebra, Pre-calculus, Basic Calculus Sequences, Integrated Calculus, Advanced Calculus for Engineers, and Multivariable Calculus.


  • Research and Teaching with Mathematics Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) Pedagogy
  • Teaching Undergraduate and Graduate Mathematics and Pedagogy Courses
  • Research in Mathematical Metaphorical Conceptualization to Improve Teacher Listening
  • Research in Proof and Problem Solving within Collegiate and Secondary Education

Selected Publications

  • Yee, S.P., Roy, G., Graul, L. (In Press). Conditional reasoning online with Mastermind. Mathematics Teaching in Middle School. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Yee, S.P., Otten, S., & Taylor, M.W. (2018). What do we value in secondary mathematics teaching methods? Investigations in Mathematics Learning (IML). 10(4), 187-201.
  • Yee, S.P., Boyle, J. D., Ko, Y. Y., & Bleiler-Baxter, S. K. (2018). Effects of constructing and communally critiquing arguments with classroom-generated criteria. Journal of Mathematical Behavior (JMB), 49(2018), 145-162.
  • Yee, S. P. (2017). Students’ and teachers’ conceptual metaphors for mathematical problem solving. School Science and Mathematics, 117(3-4), 146-157.
  • Ko, Y. Y., Yee, S.P., Bleiler-Baxter, S. K., & Boyle, J. D. (2016). Empowering students' proof learning through communal engagement. Mathematics Teacher, 109(8), 618-624.
  • Boyle, J.D., Bleiler, S. K., Yee, S.P., & Ko, Y. (2015). Transforming perceptions of proof: A four-part instructional sequence. Mathematics Teacher Educator (MTE), 4(1), 32-38.
  • Yee, S.P. & Bostic, J. D. (2014). Developing a students’ contextualization of problem solving. Journal of Mathematical Behavior (JMB), 36(2014), 1-19.
  • Yee, S.P. (2013). Problem solving concretely with the word like. Investigations in Mathematics Learning (IML), 5(3), 25-43.

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