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Alan Zollman

Associate Professor

Hillside Hall 0015
Phone: (812) 941-2697
alanzoll@ius.edu

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Biography

Professional Interests

Teaching

At IUS I teach Secondary Education - Science and Mathematics. Previously I taught graduate and undergraduate courses in mathematics and education as well as chaired 5 PhD’s in Mathematics Education. I began my teaching career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana, West Africa, and then taught Middle School Mathematics in Southern Indiana. In 2005 I received NIU’s Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award. 

In my first year at IUS, I was presented the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Max Beberman Award – the State’s highest recognition for leadership and excellence in mathematics teacher education.  This past spring, I received the 2018 Greater Louisville Council of Teachers of Mathematics Helen Cunningham Educator Award for Excellent in the Teaching of Mathematics.

Research

With 40+ national and international publications, I have diversity of coauthors – from single authorship to fellow mathematics education researchers and graduate students to educational psychologists to engineering professors and classroom teachers. I investigate and publish empirical mathematics education research and add writings for the dissemination of research for the teacher-practitioner.  My research agenda involves mixed-methods studies with graduate students and faculty on learning in the content area; action research with elementary and middle school students and teachers on reflective writing in problem solving; and curricula design and classroom assessment with university personnel and secondary teachers.

Service

I am a Past-President of School Science and Mathematics, a Past Vice-President of Research Council on Mathematics Learning, and a Past-Chair of Northern Illinois University (NIU) Mathematical Sciences Teacher Education Program.I serve as the Secondary Mathematics Education Coordinator, as the Advisor to Secondary Mathematics Education students, and as the Block 3 Secondary Education Coordinator overseeing all secondary education clinical practice (student teaching). 

Academic Background

  • Doctorate

    • Indiana University, Bloomington, United States
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Major in Mathematics Education
  • Masters

    • Indiana University, Bloomington, United States
    • Master in Arts - Teaching, Major in Mathematics
  • Bachelors

    • Indiana University, Bloomington, United States
    • Bachelor of Science, Major in Education

Campus Events

Bus Trip to IU Football vs. Michigan State (Kick-off TBD)

Bus Trip to IU Football vs. Michigan State (Kick-off TBD)

September 22nd, 2018

3:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Mental Health Screenings

Mental Health Screenings

September 24th, 2018

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Annual School of Business Golf Scramble

Annual School of Business Golf Scramble

September 28th, 2018

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention

Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention

September 29th, 2018

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Intramural Softball Registration Deadline

Intramural Softball Registration Deadline

October 3rd, 2018

5:00 PM - 5:01 PM

Common Experience Film Night: The True Cost

Common Experience Film Night: The True Cost

October 3rd, 2018

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Part-Time Job Fair

Part-Time Job Fair

October 4th, 2018

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Major and Career Exploration Workshop

Major and Career Exploration Workshop

October 4th, 2018

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Graduate Business Information Session

Graduate Business Information Session

October 4th, 2018

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Women's Self-Defense Class

Women's Self-Defense Class

October 4th, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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