Susan Gay Scholarship 2017 Recipient
North Carolina State University,
Raleigh, North Carolina
Ashley Whitehead is currently a doctoral candidate at North Carolina State University in Mathematics Education, where she is working on her dissertation: Development of Visions and Instruction of Mathematical Tasks Among Preservice Elementary Teachers: A Longitudinal, Collective Case Study, which she plans to defend in March, 2017. During her time at NC State she has worked on two NSF funded grants: Preparing to Teach Mathematics with Technology (PTMT) and Accomplished Elementary Teachers of Mathematics and Science (Project ATOMS), as well as taught Calculus for Elementary Education I & II. Outside of roles at NC State, she co-led a county wide professional development for elementary teachers. Prior to working on her doctoral degree, Mrs. Whitehead worked as a mathematics instructor at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, IN. During her time as an instructor she taught a variety of college level mathematics classes, as well as elementary education content courses. Her research interests include the preparation of preservice teachers with a focus on the development of preservice elementary teachers mathematical knowledge for teaching.