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Urban Education Faculty - Michael L. Connell

Michael L. Connell, Ph.D.


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Michael L. Connell, Ph.D., is Professor of Mathematics Education at University of Houston-Downtown.  Dr. Connell has over 30 years of mathematics education experience at both graduate and undergraduate levels working with students in field based teacher certification programs.  His research interests lie at the intersection between educational technology, learning theory, and mathematics education.  He has written, presented and published extensively in these areas.

​University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign          Ph.D.                 1989

University of Utah                                                M.Ed.                  1986

University of Utah                                                 B.S.                    1978

His research interests lie at the intersection between educational technology, learning theory, and mathematics education.  

Connell, M. L., Abramovich, S, & Sack, J. (2015). Teaching and learning mathematics in technology intensive classrooms. In Nath, J. L., & Chen, I. Technology in the classroom: For now and the future. Dubuque, IA: KendallHunt Publishing Company (pp. 73-92).

Abramovich, S., & Connell, M. (2014). Using technology in elementary teacher education: A sociocultural perspective. ISRN (International Scholarly Research Network) Education, Article ID 245146, 9 pages, doi: 10.1155/2014/345146.

Connell, M. L., Lowery, N. V., Shull, R. M., & Lamb, C. E. (2011). Preparing to teach mathematics in Texas. In Nath, J. & Ramsey, J. (Eds.) Preparing to teach Texas content areas EC-6.  Pearson  (pp. 97-163).

Connell, M.  L. (2009). Teaching Mathematics. In Saha, L J. & Dworkin, A. G. (Eds.) The New International Handbook of Teachers and Teaching. Springer Publishers (pp. 947-954).

Connell, M. L., Klein, R, & Harnisch, D. L. (2007). Technology uses in the special education mathematics classroom. Bazik, E. (Ed.)  [Monograph]. Leadership to Math Success for All. 5, 54-63.

Wentworth, N., Earle, R., & Connell, M. L. (Eds.). (2004). Process and products of change: Professors integrating information technology into teacher education. Binghamton, NY:Hawarth Press.

Connell, M. L  (2001).  Actions upon objects: A metaphor for technology enhanced mathematics instruction. In D. Tooke & N. Henderson (Eds).  Using information technology in mathematics (pp. 143-171). Binghamton, NY:Hawarth Press.

Mathematics section editor of Technology and Teacher Education Annual from 1996 to 2002.  Charlottesville, VA:Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education

​Recognition Award for editorial contributions and division leadership from the Society for Instructional Technology and Teacher Education (SITE).  1996 to 2002.  (Awarded each year during this period).

Distinguished Paper Award of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) for True collaboration: An analysis of a conceptual change program in elementary mathematics.  1994.

Outstanding Achievement Award of the Society for Technology and Teacher Education (STATE) for best work in putting theory in practice.  1993.

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