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Mathematics Faculty & Staff

Dr. Dan Clark
Dr. Dan Clark
- Assistant Professor
Academic Bio

2016  PhD, Mathematics Education, Michigan State University

2008  MS, Mathematics, University of Tennessee

2003  BS/BA, Mathematics & Psychology, BA, Physics, Truman State University

Courses Taught at WKU
  • MATH 112 Problem Solving and Mathematical Skills for Teachers
  • MATH 116 College Algebra
  • MATH 205 Number Systems and Number Theory for Teachers
  • MATH 206 Fundamentals of Geometry for Teachers
  • MATH 302 Introduction to Advanced Mathematics for Middle Grades Teachers
  • MATH 308 Rational Numbers and Data Analysis for Teachers
  • MATH 409/409G History of Mathematics
  • MATH 411/411G Problem Solving for Elementary and Middle School Teachers
  • MATH 490 Seminar in Middle Grades Mathematics
  • MATH 501 Introduction to Probability and Statistics I
  • MATH 504 Application of Technology to Problems in Mathematics

My research involves the context of mathematics education. I am currently studying teacher preparation program structure with respect to mathematics education, how preservice teachers respond to mathematics education professional organizations' statements about racial violence, and parental involvement in mathematics education.

Selected Publications

An, T., & Clark D. (in press). Shifts in teaching modalities for early childhood preservice teacher educators during COVID-19. In O. N. Saracho (Ed.) Contemporary perspectives on research on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in early childhood education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

An, T., Clark, D. L., Lee, H. Y., Miller, E. K., & Weiland, T. (2021). A discussion of programmatic differences within mathematics content courses for prospective elementary teachers. The Mathematics Educator, 30(1), 52-70.

Clark, D. L. (2021). Preservice teachers’ reflections on teaching for equity during ongoing racial injustice. The Banneker Banner, 33(1), 23-28.

Clark, D. L., & Ramer, A. (2021). Ohio Valley Spanish speaking parental involvement in mathematics education. To be published in Proceedings of the 42nd annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Mazatlán, México.

Clark, D. L. (2021). Rural parents’ views on their involvement in their children’s mathematics education. In A. I. Sacristán, J. C. Cortés-Zavala, & P. M. Ruiz-Arias, (Eds.), Proceedings of the 42nd annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 530-535). Mazatlán, México: PME-NA

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