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University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
Doctor of Philosophy-Mathematics Education
Anticipated graduation date: August, 2004
Dissertation: A Critical Postmodern Analysis of Agency of African-American Males Who Demonstrated Persistence and Achievement in School Mathematics
Denise S. Mewborn, Ph.D., Doctoral Committee Chair

Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
Master of Education-Mathematics 1999
Post-baccalaureate Teacher Certification-Mathematics 1995
Bachelor of Business Administration-Marketing 1985


State of Georgia Educator Certificate, Mathematics (7-12) - Level 5
State of Georgia Educator Leadership Certificate - Level 5 (Anticipated May, 2004)
University of Georgia Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies Certificate (Anticipated August, 2004)


University of Georgia, The Department of Mathematics Education, Athens, Georgia - August 2000 to present
Graduate Assistant

2002-04 Assisted on a four-year Spencer-funded qualitative research project entitled Learning to Teach Elementary Mathematics. The goal of the project was to develop conceptual frameworks for understanding teaching and learning in elementary mathematics teacher education by studying how novice teachers developed their craft as they progress through their initial teacher education to their first two-years of teaching - Denise S. Mewborn, Ph.D., Principal Investigator.
--Engaged in all aspects of qualitative research: problem formation, theory and methodology selection, data collection, data analysis, and representation

2003/04 Initiated and co-developed and -facilitated a three semester-hour graduate course entitled "The Social" of Mathematics and Mathematics Teaching and Learning: An examination of the social, political, economic, and cultural structures and discourses as they relate to mathematics, mathematics teaching and learning, and research in mathematics and mathematics teaching and learning, including an analysis of how mathematics and mathematics teaching, learning, and research are understood within various social theoretical frameworks.

2000-02 Assisted on a three-year Eisenhower-funded project entitled PRIME: Partnerships and Reform In Mathematics Education. The goal of the project was to develop cooperatively an outstanding model for preservice secondary mathematics teacher education - Patricia S. Wilson, Ph.D., Principal Investigator.
--Supervised preservice teachers during field experience and student teaching
--Planned and co-facilitated professional development activities for mentor and preservice teachers
--Acted as liaison between mentor teachers and university
--Conducted qualitative research
--Edited a bi-monthly, on-line newsletter

2000/01 Co-initiated, -developed, and -facilitated a one semester-hour graduate seminar entitled Rethinking Mathematics Education from a Critical Pedagogy Perspective: An examination of the tenets of critical pedagogy as they relate to mathematics teaching and learning and teacher education.

Scholary Activities

Stinson, D. (2002). A critical discourse offered: A review of Radical equations: Math literacy and civil rights [Review of the Book Radical equations: Math literacy and civil rights]. The Mathematics Educator, 12(2), 40-43.

(Under Review)
Stinson, D. "Gate-keeping" mathematics: Reconfiguring an exclusive instrument for stratification into an inclusive instrument for empowerment. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Wilson, P., Cooney, T., & Stinson, D. What constitutes good mathematics teaching and how it develops: Nine high school teachers' perspectives. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Mewborn, D., & Stinson, D. (2004, April). We heard, we saw, we did: The impact of consistent experiences in a teacher education program. Paper accepted for presentation at the Research Presession of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Philadelphia.

Wilson, P., Cooney, T., & Stinson, D. (2003, April). What constitutes good mathematics teaching and how it develops: Nine high school teachers' perspectives. Paper presented at the Research Presession of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, San Antonio.

Stinson, D. (2002, April). African-American males, high school mathematical success & sociology: In search of new questions regarding equity. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans (due to scheduling conflicts poster was not presented).

Wilson, P., Cooney, T., Stinson, D., & Drumm, C. (2002, April). What constitutes good mathematics teaching: Teachers' perspectives. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans.

Stinson, D., & Hackenberg, A. (2001, October). Social justice in the mathematics classroom: Connecting beliefs to practice. Session facilitated at the annual meeting of the Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (GCTM), Eatonton.

Member of Dean's Council on Diversity, 2003/04

Safe Space provider to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LBGT) people, 2003/04

Journal reviewer for Educational Researcher, 2003 to present

Journal reviewer for Urban Education, 2003

Journal reviewer for The Mathematics Educator, an official publication of the Mathematics Education Student Association (MESA) of The University of Georgia, 2002 to present

Proposal reviewer for the annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA XXIV), Athens, 2002

Presider at the annual meeting of PME-NA short orals session on Culture, Athens, 2002

Developed and edited an on-line [World Wide Web] newsletter PRIME News for the Department of Mathematics Education at the University of Georgia, a bi-monthly newsletter for secondary mathematics preservice and mentor teachers, 2000/01


Fulton County School System, Westlake High School: Mathematics and Science Magnet, Atlanta, Georgia - February 1996 to July 2000
Mathematics Teacher-

Advanced Placement Calculus, Advanced Placement Statistics, Honors Pre-Calculus, Accelerated Advanced Algebra & Trigonometry, Accelerated Honors Algebra II, Honors Algebra II, Accelerated Honors Geometry, Magnet Algebra I, Algebra I, Senior Algebra II, Fundamentals of Statistics, Algebra I-Concepts I, Fundamentals of Algebra, Pre-Algebra

Professional Development

Staff Development--
Alternative Assessment for Algebra I and Geometry (70 hrs), Algebra I Core-Plus Mathematics Project (40 hrs), Texas Instrument TI-82 (20 hrs), Technology in the Classroom (16 hrs), Gifted Education (10 hrs), Mini-tab Statistical Software (8 hrs)

The College Board-Summer Institutes--
Advanced Placement Calculus (40 hrs), Advanced Placement Statistics (40 hrs), Pacesetter Pre-calculus (60 hrs)

Professional Awards

Teacher of the Year, Finalist - Westlake High School, 2000
Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2000; 2002
The Atlanta Journal & Constitution Honor Teacher Awards Nominee, 1999
Magnet Educator of the Year - Math Teacher of the Year, Westlake High School, 1999
Georgia Institute of Technology - Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC), Georgia Industrial Fellowships for Teachers (GIFT) Fellow, 1999


National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Pi Lambda Theta
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Human Rights Campaign Fund (HRCF)
The Carter Center


Jerell, Inc., Dallas, Texas - July 1990 to December 1992
Territorial Sales Representative
--Managed over 80 retail-clothing accounts with combined annual sales in excess of $1.0 million
--Managed Southeastern showroom and five apparel shows annually - Atlanta Apparel Mart
--Generated triple digit increases developing and enhancing account base in two-state area (Georgia and Alabama)
--Consulted with clients in methods and strategies of developing more profitability

Gaspararilla Designs, Boca Grande, Florida - July 1989 to May 1990
--Assisted in creative concept of custom home interior design and accessories
--Conducted accounting and inventory requirements
--Managed showroom and client relations

Bell South Advertising and Publishing Company, Inc., Savannah, Georgia - April 1988 to June 1989
Directory Advertising Sales Representative
--Managed over 500 accounts in a variety of industries with combined annual sales in excess of $1.1 million
--Created advertising designs and developed ad programs for clients in three-market area (Savannah, Augusta, and Brunswick, Georgia)

Rich's, Division of Federated Department Stores, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia - February 1980 to July 1987
Assistant Buyer-October 1984 to July 1987
--Oversaw finances and operations for department that experienced sales growth from $2.5 million in 1984 to plan sales of $5.0 million in 1987
--Analyzed business performance for 18 stores with combined annual sales of $5.0 million.
Sales Manager-July 1982 to September 1984
--Controlled sales volume in excess of $3.0 million annually
--Directed and supervised sales staff of 30 associates
Junior Executive Trainee-January 1982 to June 1982
Head of Sales-June 1980 to December 1981
Stock Help-February 1980 to May 1980

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