2020 Excellence in Scholarship Award Recipient
University of Georgia
Dr. AnnaMarie Conner is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Georgia. She grew up in Maryland, and taught high school mathematics in Virginia and Pennsylvania before earning her Ph.D. from Penn State University under the direction of Dr. Rose Mary Zbiek in 2007.
Dr. Conner’s research is classroom based and longitudinal, crossing boundaries between instruction in university courses and classroom teaching in school districts. She investigates teachers’ beliefs and identity construction during teacher education and how teachers learn to support collective argumentation in mathematics classes. These two lines of research come together in findings describing how teachers’ beliefs impact their classroom practice with respect to collective argumentation. Dr. Conner’s work investigates the complex connections between teacher education, teacher characteristics, and teacher practice. While her early work, funded by an NSF CAREER grant, focused on secondary mathematics teachers, in her current project she collaborates with faculty across the university to investigate how elementary teachers can use argumentation in their teaching of mathematics, science, and computer coding, made possible by an NSF STEM-C grant. Dr. Conner was an inaugural member of the UGA Teaching Academy Faculty Fellows program and a recipient of the Carl Glickman Faculty Fellow Award for excellence in research, teaching, and service.
Dr. Conner is the 2020 AMTE Program Chair, having served on the AMTE Program Committee since 2016.