2017 AMTE Early Career Award

Dr. Jennifer M. Tobias, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Illinois State University, is the recipient of the 2017 Early Career Award.

Dr. Tobias' research focuses on prospective teachers’ content knowledge and the development of that knowledge. Her research has been published in the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, Journal of Mathematical Behavior, Investigations in Mathematics Learning, and International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning. Her practitioner work has been published in Teaching Children Mathematics, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, and Mathematics Teacher. Her book (Leading the Change: Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching Grade 3 – 5, co-authored with Juli Dixon, Ed Nolan, Thomasenia Adams, and Guy Barmoha) was published by Solution Tree in 2016.

Jennifer is committed to the continual development of teaching and research practices in mathematics education through her work with colleagues and graduate students at Illinois State University and colleagues across the country. Prior to coming to Illinois State University, Jennifer received her Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from the University of Central Florida and taught middle and high school mathematics in Orlando, Florida.


Timely, important updates for mathematics teacher educators.

Our new Fall 2020 issue features the President’s Message with an interesting lensing of “plot twists” plus articles related to mathematical knowledge for teaching, defining equity, and developing equitable practices. You will find information on the AMTE 2021 Award Recipients, the STaR Fellows Program and application process for the 2021 cohort, and the upcoming Annual Conferences. This issue also includes a special call for Connections manuscripts focusing on field experiences, updates from AMTE's two journals and Affiliates, and more!  

Susan Swars Auslander, Connections Editor