Dawn Leigh Anderson

105 Aderhold Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602

(706)542-4569 school

(706)369-8915 home



Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education,
University of South FIorida April 1990.

Masters of Education in Mathematics,
University of South Florida, December 1995.

Currently working on Ph.D. in Mathematics Education
University Of Georgia.

Research interests include the gender equity from a feminist perspective, history of mathematics, and ethnomathematics.


University of Georgia

Mathematics Education Student Association (MESA)

Women's Studies Student Organization (WSSO)

Assistantship Duties at UGA:


Graduate Assistant on the LITMUS project.


Graduate assistant on PRIME project: Project PRIME (Partnerships and Reform in Mathematics Education: A Preservice Mathematics Teacher Education Model) is designed to establish and develop new partnerships with mathematics teachers and schools that will improve the preparation of secondary mathematics teachers at UGA and enhance the professional life of cooperating teachers who mentor UGA preservice teachers.

Supervisor to preservice secondary mathematics teachers.

University of South Florida:

Magna Cum Laude, Mathematics Education Club, Pi Mu Epsilon, Phi Theta Kappa. S.C.A.T.T. graduate (Suncoast Area Teacher Training Honors Program), 1988 - 1990.


Private Mathematics Tutor

1993-present (all levels through Calculus I)

University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida
Fall Semester 1996
Taught MAT 160- College Algebra
Spring Semester 1997
Taught MAT 150-College Algebra and MAT 160-College Algebra

Tampa Preparatory School, Tampa, Florida
August 1994 - June 1997

Taught Algebra I, Algebra II, and Pre-Calculus
Sponsor of Math Club and Mu Alpha Theta

Brandon High School
, Brandon, Florida
August 1992 to July 1994

Taught Fundamental Math II, Liberal Arts Mathematics, Geometry, Consumer Mathematics, and Geometry (Honors)
Sponsor of Eagle Crew

Tomlin Junior High School, Plant City, Florida
August 1991 to June 1992

Taught Geometry (Gifted) and Pre-Algebra
Co-Sponsor of the Key Scholars Program

Webb Junior High School, Tampa, Florida
August 1990 to July 1991

Taught Middle School Mathematics, Algebra (Honors), and Peer Counseling
Sponsor of Math League
Sponsor of Aerobics Club
Field trip coordinator of Blue Team
Recipient of the First Year Teacher Award


Historical Mathematics Module Project (MAA)

Summers 1998, 1999, 2000

Washington, DC

Responsibilities: Selected to participate in the three-year Mathematical Association of America project entitled Historical Modules for the Teaching and Learning of Secondary Mathematics, in association with its ongoing project, the Institute in the History of Mathematics and Its Use in
Teaching (IHMT). I was selected from eighteen high school teachers that came to Washington from July 20 to July 31, 1998 , and three subsequent summers in 1999 and 2000, to take a course in the history of mathematics and to work on developing modules using historical materials which will help in the teaching and learning of mathematical ideas in high school. I worked with a team of 3 other members to write our module which was on the topic of Exponentials and Logarithms. The module will be piloted and field tested in the Spring of 1999. Over the next two summers, 1999 and 2000, we will be designing and field testing one more module. After the modules are field tested and edited, a book will be commercially published.

Member of the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS) Visiting Evaluation Committee.

Saint Andrews Episcopal School
Boca Raton, Florida
April 17-19, 1996

Responsibilities: Served as a member of the FCIS Visiting Evaluation team whose role is to perform an in-depth study of the entire school, its curriculum and programs that occur every five and ten years. My role was evaluating the mathematics department in regards to its curriculum and the department as a whole. I was also responsible for recommendations, as well as commendations that would help to improve the mathematics department in regards to meeting the challenges of teaching mathematics in the twenty- first century.

Summer Science Odyssey Teacher

Museum of Science and Industry
Summer Science Odyssey Program
Tampa, Florida
Summer of 1993 and 1994
Responsibilities: Planning and implementing various summer mathematics and science educational classes and programs such as Camp Greenhouse, Fun with Shapes, and Peace Pipes and Moccasins.

Mathematics On-Air Television Teacher Consultant

Tampa Educational Cable Consortium
Mathematics Homework Hotline
Tampa, Florida
February 1993 to June 1993

Responsibilities: Served as an on-air television consultant on the Mathematics Homework Hotline which is a weekly one hour interactive television program designed to tutor Hillsborough County Students (grades 6-8) in mathematics. I was involved in all pre-production of the program such as designing set, planning format of show, and preparing on-air lesson plans and instructions.


Hillsborough County Professional Day for Mathematics Educators

Brandon High School, Brandon, Florida
February 1994

"Using Alternative Assessment in the Mathematics Classroom-Making Math Fun"

Presented a seminar on the use of multiple alternative assessment techniques that can be used in the classroom to make mathematics more motivating, interesting, and challenging. The alternative assessment methods discussed were projects, journals, and portfolios.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Southeastern Regional Conference
Tampa, Florida
March 7-9, 1998

""Using Projects in the Mathematics Classroom to Enhance Instruction"

Seminar discussing specific projects that can be used in a traditional mathematics classroom such as having students create a mathematician children's book.

Sixth Annual Women's Studies Student Symposium
University of Georgia
January 29-30, 1999

"Can We Revive Ophelia?: A Personal Narrative Analysis of Female Adolescence"

Southeastern Women's Studies Association Annual Conference
North Carolina State University
March 26-28, 1999

"How Can We Revive Ophelia?: An Analysis of Female Adolescence"

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) National Conference
San Francisco, California
April 22-24, 1999

""Using Projects in the Mathematics Classroom to Enhance Instruction and Incorporate History of Mathematics into the Classroom"

Seminar discussing specific projects that can be used in a traditional mathematics classroom such as having students create a mathematician children's book. The seminar also discusses ways to incorporate history of mathematics into the classroom.



Anderson, D. L. (1999). The MAA historical modules project. The Mathematics Educator, 9(1), 11-12.


Department of Mathematics Education Grants (1998, 1999)

College of Education Travel Award (1999)

Southeast Women's Studies Association (SEWSA) Travel Grant (1999)

Women's Studies Travel Award (1999)


American Education Research Association (AERA)

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Women and Mathematics Education (WME)

Psychology of Mathematics Education-North American Chapter (PME-NA)

International Study Group on Ethnomathematics(ISGEm)

Canadian Society of History and Philosophy of Mathematics (CSHPM)

Southeastern Women's Studies Association (SEWSA)

Women's Studies Student Organization (WSSO)

National Organization for Women (NOW)


Mathematics 6-12, Middle Grades Mathematics, Gifted Endorsement and ESOL Endorsement (Florida).


Dr. Patricia S. Wilson
University of Georgia
Chair of Doctoral Committee

Dr. Denise S. Mewborn
University of Georgia
Professor of Mathematics Education

Dr. Jerome Morris
University of Georgia
Professor of Social Science Education

Dr. Jeremy Kilpatrick
University of Georgia
Professor of Mathematics Education

Dr. Henry Edwards

University of Georgia

Alumni Emeritus


Dr. Patricia Wilson (Chair)
Dr. Jeremy Kilpatrick (Mathematics Education)
Dr. Denise Mewborn (Mathematics Education)
Dr. Henry Edwards (Mathematics)
Dr. Jerome Morris (Social Foundations of Education)
Dr. Paulus Gerdes (Ethnomathematics)


Running, aerobics, weight training, scuba diving, hiking, reading, and the fine arts.