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Jan A. Yow, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Instruction and Teacher Education
College of Education
Phone: 803-777-2472

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Jan Yow


Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 2007
Ed.M., Harvard University,  2003
B.S., Meredith College, 1996


Jan Yow's research and teaching focus on mathematics teacher education and leadership. She views teacher education as a process that begins with pre-service teachers and continues throughout a teacher's career. Her research investigates how teachers develop as teacher leaders in mathematics education.


EDSE 764: Advanced Study of the Teaching of Mathematics in the Secondary Schools

EDSE 778 A & B: Teaching Internship in Middle or High School (Mathematics)

EDTE J 710: Developing as a Professional Educator

EDTE J 778: Teacher as Instructional and Professional Leader

EDSE 210: Practicum in Education, Teaching Science or Mathematics in Middle or High Schools

Selected publications

Yow, J. A., Cook, D. A., & Hill, C. A. (accepted).  Lessons learned from a community math project: Ethnomathematical games and opportunities for teacher leadership. The Journal of Culture and Mathematics, 6(1).

Yow, J. A. (2012). Prospective teachers' beliefs about liberative and oppressive mathematics teaching practices: A first step towards equitable instruction. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 15(1), 83-96.

Yow, J. A. (2012). Mathematical Authobiographies. Mathematics Teacher, 106(1), 80.

Yow, J. A. (2011). Hurricane-Force Math. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 17(1), 64.

Yow, J. A. (2010). "Visible but not noisy:" A continuum of secondary mathematics teacher leadership. International Journal of Teacher Leadership, 3(3), 43-78.

Yow, J. A. (2009). Two mathematics teachers talk about their teacher preparation experiences: one an undergraduate degree and one a masters degree.  Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers, 1(4).

Yow, J. A. (2008). Mathematics departments: From organizational structures to curricular groups. Mathmate, 32(1), 24-28.

Rogers, D., Bolick, C., Anderson, A., Gordon, E.M., Manfra, M., & Yow, J. A. (2007). It's about the kids: Transforming teacher-student relationships through action research. The Clearing House, 80(5), 217-221.

Yow, J. A. (2007). A mathematics teacher leader profile:  Attributes and actions to improve mathematics teaching & learning. National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership, 9(2), 45-55.


College of Education Early Career Research Award, 2012

STaR National Fellow, New Mathematic Education Professor Mentor Program, 2010

National Board Certification, Adolescent and Young Adulthood Mathematics, 2000, 2010

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