Paola Sztajn, Ph.D., associate dean for research and innovation at the NC State College of Education, has been selected to deliver the Judith Jacobs Lecture at the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Conference next year.
The annual lecture was established in 2003 in honor of Judith E. Jacobs, a founding member of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators who was instrumental in developing the organization and annual conference.
The lecture series recognizes a distinguished mathematics teacher educator by giving them the opportunity to challenge their colleagues on a topic of their choice during a session at the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Conference.
“I am so humbled by this award, which will give me the opportunity to address colleagues in my professional association and deliver a lecture that discusses connections between research and mathematics teacher education,” Sztajn said. “Prior recipients of this award include colleagues that I hold in the utmost regard, as well as many of my professional mentors and role models. To have my name listed among theirs is an honor I never imagined.”
Sztajn, a professor of mathematics education and Provost Fellow, researches elementary teachers’ professional development in mathematics and has served as principal investigator on projects totaling more than $26 million over 20 years. She will deliver her lecture during the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Conference next February in Phoenix, Arizona.