## Rachael Kenney

Associate Professor
Mathematics EducationCurriculum and Instruction

**Ph.D. —** Mathematics Education, North Carolina State University (2008)
**M.S. —** Applied Mathematics, University of Dayton (2000)
**B.S. —** Mathematics, University of Dayton (1999)

**2014 – present**

Associate Professor of Mathematics Education

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
**2008 – 2014**

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
**2004 – 2008**

Research Assistant

Project Bright IDEA II

Department of Public Instruction, Raleigh, NC
**2000 – 2008**

Instructor of Mathematics

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
**2000**

Teaching Internship

Carroll High School, Dayton, OH

- Nancy G. Pollack Thesis and Dissertation Award, College of Education, North Carolina State University (2009)
- Discovery Learning Research Center (DLRC) 2010 Faculty Research Fellowship. Purdue University (2010-2011)
- Service, Teaching, and Research, (STaR) for Early Career Mathematics Educators Fellowship. National Science Foundation (2010-2011)
- Teaching Award: Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Teaching by an Assistant Professor, College of Science, Purdue University (2012)
- Spira Teaching Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Department of Mathematics, Purdue University (2015)
- Teaching Academy Fellow, Purdue University (2016)

- National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
- Indiana Council for Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM)
- North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA)
- Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE)
- Hoosier Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (HAMTE, Treasurer)
- Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (RUME)

- Writing and reflection in the learning of mathematics
- The academic language of mathematics
- Students’ and teachers’ anticipatory and reflective practices in learning and teaching mathematics

#### Selected Publications

**Kenney, R.H.** & de Oliveira, L. (2015). A framework for connecting natural language and symbol sense in mathematical word problems for English language learners. *Teaching for Excellence and Equity in Mathematics, 6*(1), 7-16.
**Kenney, R.H.** (2015). Investigating a link between pre-calculus students’ uses of graphing calculators and their understanding of mathematical symbols. *International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, 21*(4), 157-166.
- Kim, S.H., Phang, D., An, T., Yi, J.S.,
**Kenney, R.H.**, & Uhan, N. (2014). The role of visualization in breaking cognitive lock-up of mental models: Investigation through student-professor problems. *International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 72*(1), 12-22.
**Kenney, R.H.**, Shoffner, M., Norris, D. (2013) Reflecting to learn mathematics: Supporting preservice teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge with reflection on writing prompts in mathematics education. *Reflective Practice, 14*(6), 787-800.
**Kenney, R.H.**, Shoffner, M., Norris, D. (2013). Reflecting on Mathematics Teaching and Learning through Writing: An Examination of Preservice Teachers’ Perspectives. The Teacher Educator, 49 (1), 28-43.
**Kenney, R.H.**, & Kastberg, S. (2013). Links in learning logarithms. *The Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, 27*(1), 12-20.
- McCulloch, A.W.,
**Kenney, R.H.**, & Keene, K.A. (2013). What to trust: Reconciling mathematical work done by hand with conflicting graphing calculator solutions. *School Science and Mathematics, 113*(4), 201-210

**EDCI 42500** — Teaching of Mathematics in Secondary Schools
**EDCI 42600** — Teaching of Mathematics and Middle and Junior High
**EDCI 53300** — Teaching and Learning Number and Operation
**EDCI 54800** — Assessment in Mathematics Education
**EDCI 62000** — Developing as a Mathematics Education Researcher
**MA 10800** — Mathematics as a Profession and a Discipline
**MA 30100** — Introduction to Proof and Real Analysis
**MA 48400** — Seminar on Teaching College Algebra and Trigonometry