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Robin Anderson

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education

502D Poe Hall

Research Description

Dr. Robin Anderson researches mathematics teacher learning through informal communities in online spaces. Her work amplifies the importance of teacher choice in their professional development by highlighting their self-generated learning experiences.


Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teacher Education -- Mathematics Education, Learning Sciences and Technology Design from Stanford University in 2019
M.Ed. in Secondary Mathematics and Physics from University of California, San Diego in 2008
B.A. in Mathematics from University of California, San Diego in 2006

Curriculum Vitae


Selected Scholarly Publications

  • Boaler, J., Anderson, R. (2018). Considering the rights of learners in classrooms: The Importance of mistakes and growth assessment practices. Democracy and Education, 26(2), Article 7.
  • Anderson, R. K., Boaler, J., & Dieckmann, J. (2018). Achieving elusive teacher change through challenging myths about learning: A blended approach. Education Sciences. 8(3), 98. doi: 10.3390/educsci8030098
  • Borko, H., Carlson, J., Mangram, C., Anderson, R. K., Fong, A. Million, S., Mozenter, S., & Villa III, A. M. (2017). Design-Based implementation research: Adapting a professional development leadership model with a school district. International Journal of STEM Education. 4(29). doi: 10.1186/s40594-017-0090-3
  • Anderson, R. (2016). When copy machine collaboration is not enough: Building a collaborative online professional network. New England Mathematics Journal. 49(1), 57-64.

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