About Zandra

I am an assistant professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum at the University of Missouri. I earned my B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Florida, M.Ed in Mathematics Education from the University of Central Florida, and Ph.D in Mathematics Education from the University of Georgia. I am a former public high school mathematics teacher and I currently teach courses for elementary and secondary preservice teachers, inservice teachers, and graduate students. I am also the faculty mentor for the College of Education’s Dorsey Scholars Program.


My research examines teachers’ use of mathematics curriculum and my work has been published in a number of journals including the Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Teaching and Teacher Education, Teaching Children Mathematics, and theJournal of Mathematical Behavior. Currently, I am a co-PI on the NSF-Funded Quality Elementary Science Teaching (QuEST) grant that examines practicum-based professional development for elementary teachers. I am also a co-PI on two other funded projects including one examining flipped mathematics teaching and a second examining a novel, field-based approach to preservice teacher learning.

I also have a gardening blog.