2024 Susan Gay Travel Scholarship Recipient
Seonmi Do is a Ph.D. candidate in mathematics education at Pennsylvania State University, actively involved in the collaborative UTEMPT project, led by Dr. Fran Arbaugh and funded by the National Science Foundation. This involvement, coupled with her dissertation research, has focused on cultivating robust instructional visions and pedagogical design capacity in preservice mathematics teachers by implementing innovative early field teaching experiences.
With her multifaceted experiences that span diverse educational levels and cross-cultural settings, Seonmi’s unwavering commitment lies in fostering equitable and inclusive educational systems that elevate teaching and learning across varied modalities within P-12 and higher education spheres. For example, Seonmi developed and taught high school geometry in a federally funded program at PSU called the Upward Bound Program. For her master’s in M. Ed. at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, she devoted two years to individualized pedagogy for students who were preparing for the Pennsylvania educator certification exam.
In her current role as an administrative support assistant for Penn State Learning, a multi-disciplinary academic assistance program, she supervises on-site study group leaders and provides constructive feedback and guidance to enhance peer teaching leaders in creating a collaborative learning environment.