Associate Professor and MATTC Director
Kathleen Jablon Stoehr is a native Californian who earned her Bachelor’s Degree from San Diego State University in Psychology and her Teaching Credential from Dominican University of California. After teaching elementary and middle school for ten years in California, Texas, Australia and Chile, she earned her Ph.D. in Teaching and Teacher Education in Mathematics Education from the University of Arizona in May 2014. Her teaching philosophy is to equip preservice teachers to embrace the cultural and linguistic differences of today’s classrooms as well as issues of equity and social justice. In addition, her teaching focuses on leveraging students’ home and community-based knowledge and experiences to support student learning.
Kathleen’s research interests are on a variety of issues that relate to preservice and early career teachers’ processes and understandings of learning to teach. Through the use of narrative inquiry, she has explored equity and social justice issues of language, race, culture, and gender that occur in the classroom. Her primary research involves comprehensive and detailed studies of the experiences of mathematics anxiety that some women elementary preservice teachers encounter.
Kathleen has presented her research at national and international conferences, including the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE), the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Psychology of Mathematics Education-North America (PMENA) and American Educational Research Association (AERA). Dr. Stoehr's work has been published in the Journal of Teacher Education, Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, School Science and Mathematics, ZDM Mathematics, Journal of Latinos and Education, and Journal of Urban Mathematics.