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Office: Holtzendorff M-13
Phone: (864) 656-4320
Email: egallag@clemson.edu
Fax: (864) 656-5230

Eliza Gallagher

Position:
Assistant Professor
Professional Research Interests
  • Development of teacher identity among mathematics graduate students
  • Mathematical knowledge for teaching among graduate students and preservice K-12 teachers
  • Conceptualization of mathematical constructs (APOS theory)
  • Curricular redesign as a means of increasing persistence in STEM majors
Professional Memberships
American Mathematical Society
Mathematical Association of America
Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (SIGMAA-RUME)
American Educational Research Association
American Society of Engineering Education
National Council for Measurement in Education
Psychology of Mathematics Education (North America)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators
Other Professional Activities
  • Organizer, Workshop on Reducing Attrition in Precalculus Pathways to Engineering Degrees (WRAPPED), NSF award EEC-1737686
  • Project Lead and co-PI, Statewide Coalition: Supporting Underrepresented Populations in Precalculus through Organizational Redesign Toward Engineering Diversity (SC:SUPPORTED), NSF INCLUDES award 1744497
  • Planning and Program Committees, Psychology of Mathematics Education - North America 2018 annual conference
Professional Honors and Awards
Best Paper in the Mathematics Division at the 2016 American Society of Engineering Education Conference and Exposition. 
Selected Publications
  • Pfirman, A.L.* and Gallagher, E., “Closing the Gap Between Being a Dissertation
    Advisor and Being a Mentor,” Proceedings of the 10th Annual Mentoring Conference, University of New
    Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, November 2017.
  • Patel, K.*, Dancz, C., Gallagher, E., and Watson, C. “Work in Progress: Understanding how
    action modes can help or hinder students in self-paced courses,” Proceedings of the 2017 American
    Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, OH (June 2017).
  • Gallagher, E., Benson, L. and Potvin, G. “The Use of Classroom Case Studies in Preparing First-
    Year Mathematics Graduate Teaching Assistants,” Proceedings of the 2016 American Society of
    Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, LA (June 2016). Named
    Best Paper in the Mathematics Division.
  • Cohen, J. and Berry, E.,“Linearly Compact Rings Having a Simple Group of Units,” Communications
    in Algebra, 28, 2131-2140 (2000). http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00927870008826826.
    SJR rank in 2000: 1.012; H-index in 2000: 45.

* indicates a student advisee

Selected Talks
  • Pfirman, A.L.* and Gallagher, E., “The Ideal Ph.D. Advisor: A Work in Progress,” Gordon Research
    Conference: Chemistry Education Research and Practice, Bates College, Lewiston, ME (June 2017).
  • Gallagher, E., “‘I Teach’ Versus ‘I Am a Teacher’: The Role of Identity in Graduate Student Professional
    Development,” 2017 Joint Mathematical Meetings, 20-minute invited presentation within
    the AMS Special Session on Teaching Assistant Development Programs: Why and How?, Atlanta,
    GA (January 2017).
  • Patel, K.*, Gallagher, E., Dancz, C., Plumblee, J., and Watson, C., “To Work or Not To Work? Understanding
    How Natural Work Habits Can Help or Hurt Students in Self-Paced Courses,” 2017
    Joint Mathematical Meetings, 15-minute refereed session within the MAA Session on Innovative
    Strategies to Inspire & Prepare Potential STEM Majors Who Are Not Yet Ready for Calculus,
    Atlanta, GA (January 2017).
  • Patel, K.*, Gallagher, E., Dancz, C., Plumblee, J., and Watson, C., “To Work or Not To Work? Understanding
    How Natural Work Habits Can Help or Hurt Students in Self-Paced Courses,” 2017
    Joint Mathematical Meetings, 15-minute refereed session within the MAA Session on Innovative
    Strategies to Inspire & Prepare Potential STEM Majors Who Are Not Yet Ready for Calculus,
    Atlanta, GA (January 2017).

* indicates a student advisee

Recent Classes Taught
EDF 9270 - Quantitative Research Designs and Statistics for Educational Contexts
ESED 8710 - Engineering and Science Education Research Methods
ESED 9910 - Dissertation Research and Writing
MATH 3080 - College Geometry
MATH 4080 - Exploration and Analysis of Secondary Mathematics
MATH 4820 - Undergraduate Research
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Last Updated: 10/5/17