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About me

Gender Male
Industry Education
Occupation Associate Professor of Math Education
Location Spring Lake, Michign, United States
Introduction I am a professor in the Mathematics Department at Grand Valley State University. Mostly, I teach future teachers but I also do some professional development with inservice middle school teachers. My six-word teaching philosophy is: "Agency and capacity fostering sustainable learning." My wife, Kathy, is a first grade teacher. She is the person who keeps me grounded in educational reality when I begin to get too idealistic. I have also learned a great deal from her about comprehension strategies and instructional coaching. I have three adult step-children (Hilary, John, and Andrew).
Interests Assessment, Educational Research, Music, Reading, Sports
Favorite Movies Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Serenity, Princess Bride
Favorite Music Anything from Earthworks Music
Favorite Books Harry Potter Series, The DaVinci Code, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe, The Dead Zone