2019 Susan Gay Travel Scholarship Recipient
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Nina Bailey is a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Curriculum and Instruction with a Concentration in Mathematics Education. Nina has been in the field of education for over 12 years. She began as a high school mathematics and special education teacher and now works teaching statistics at the college level. She is currently working with Dr. Allison McCulloch on an NSF funded grant: Preparing to Teach Mathematics with Technology - Examining Student Practices (PTMT-ESP). Before she was admitted to the program, Nina volunteered on an NSF funded project, Technology-rich Units for Future Secondary Teachers: Forging Dynamic Connections Between Geometry and Functions [Forging Connections], that is designing and studying technology-based tasks for use in capstone courses for pre-service teachers. Prior to starting her PhD program, Nina earned a Master of Education in mathematics Education from North Carolina State University, a BS in Exceptional Student Education and Psychology from the University of Miami, and a BS in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics from Winston-Salem State University. Nina's research interests include statistics education, pre-service teacher statistical knowledge, and teaching and learning with technology. Her goal is to help pre-service teachers develop their statistical knowledge, statistical literacy, and learn how to infuse technology to develop such skills in their own students.