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Heid, Blume, Zbiek Mathematics Education Graduate Endowment

Faculty Members M. Kathleen Heid, Glendon W. Blume, and Rose M. Zbiek ’92 Ph.D. C I have established the “Heid, Blume, Zbiek Mathematics Education Graduate Endowment” with royalty funds from Concepts in Algebra: A Technological Approach, a mathematics curriculum on which they collaborated with mathematics educators at the University of Maryland.
Heid, Blume, Zbiek Mathematics Education Graduate Endowment

Rose M. Zbiek, M. Kathleen Heid, and Glendon W. Blume

Faculty Members M. Kathleen Heid, Glendon W. Blume, and Rose M. Zbiek ’92 Ph.D. C I have established the “Heid, Blume, Zbiek Mathematics Education Graduate Endowment” with royalty funds from Concepts in Algebra: A Technological Approach, a mathematics curriculum on which they collaborated with mathematics educators at the University of Maryland. This endowment will enrich the College of Education at Penn State by providing funds to support graduate-level mathematics education programs, courses, and students who are pursuing these studies and opportunities.

Kathleen, Glendon, and Rose are enthusiastic about the opportunity to support graduate students in the mathematics education programs. They hope that this gift will inspire doctoral students in developing research and ideas that will propel these students to understand better how mathematics is best taught and learned. With their advanced degrees, mathematics education doctoral students will assume research or teaching positions at institutions of higher education and become national and international leaders in the field.

"The graduate program has been very important to us," said Kathleen. "We take great pride in our graduates and what they are able to do."

Kathleen is a distinguished professor of education in mathematics education at Penn State. She taught high school and early college mathematics prior to her thirty years in Mathematics Education at Penn State. She is co-primary investigator of the Computer-Intensive Algebra project that developed and conducted research on the mathematics curriculum and co-primary investigator of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Mathematics Teaching and Learning that has provided major funding for mathematics education doctoral students and is funded by the National Science Foundation. Kathleen has served on the Board of Governors for the Mathematical Association of America and on the Board of Directors for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Glendon is a professor emeritus of education at Penn State. Prior to his twenty-seven years of teaching at Penn State, he was a high school and middle school mathematics teacher in Illinois and Wisconsin and taught at the University of Iowa. His mathematics education activities focus on the mathematical understandings of secondary mathematics teachers and the impact of technology on mathematics teaching and learning. He has co-directed or has been a research associate on six NSF-funded research and curriculum development projects.

Rose is a professor of education in mathematics education at Penn State and director of graduate studies for curriculum and instruction. She is a former Pennsylvania mathematics and computer science teacher, but joined the Penn State faculty in 2002 after ten years of teaching mathematics and mathematics education at the University of Iowa. Her scholarly interests focus on how teachers and students leverage their mathematical understanding when reasoning and representations in technology-intensive environments at the secondary and college levels. She is the series editor for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Essential Understanding project and is a member of the NCTM Board of Directors.

 

(June 2014)