2021 Susan Gay Travel Scholarship Recipient
Demet Yalman Ozen
Middle Tennessee State University
Demet is a second-year doctoral student pursuing a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education at Middle Tennessee State University. She is currently serving as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and teaching undergraduate mathematics courses. She also works as a Graduate Research Assistant on an NSF funded grant with Dr. Jennifer Lovett: Preparing to Teach Mathematics with Technology – Examining Student Practices (PTMT-ESP).
She earned her B.Sc. degree in Mathematics and Computer Science and a double major in Computer Engineering. Before starting the Ph.D. program, she earned her M.Sc. degree in Mathematics from Georgia Southern University where she decided to pursue her dream in mathematics education. Her research interests include improving student learning with technology as well as designing technology-based tasks to help prepare preservice teachers to effectively teach with technology. Her future goals as a researcher and mathematics teacher educator are to create, foster, and sustain technology-rich teaching and learning environments.