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Patrice Parker Waller

Patrice Parker Waller currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at California State University Fullerton, where she coordinates the Foundational Level Mathematics Credential Program. She holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Mathematics Education from Georgia State University. Her research interests include teaching and learning mathematics abroad, improving teaching and learning in K-12 and undergraduate mathematics, teaching mathematics for social justice, and pre-service and in-service mathematics teacher development. Patrice has travelled to several countries, including Brazil, South Africa, Morocco, and Ghana, to explore the teaching of mathematics and to examine instances of mathematics embedded in various cultures. In 2014, Patrice was awarded a Fulbright-Hayes Scholarship to investigate mathematics, women, and culture in Belize. She is a member of several national mathematics organizations, including the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE), where she was selected as a STaR Fellow in 2016.