School of Education
November 1, 2010
Research Focuses on Teaching of Mathematics and Teacher Preparation
Dr. JeongSuk Pang is a Visiting Associate Researcher engaged in collaborative research in mathematics instruction and teacher education with Assistant Professor Rossella Santagata.
Dr. Pang journeyed to UC Irvine from the Department of Elementary Education at Korea National University of Education, Chungbuk, where she is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education.
Dr. Pang received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Seoul National University of Education and her master’s degree in mathematics education from Korea National University of Education. Her master’s thesis was entitled: An Analysis of Mathematical Conditional Reasoning Ability of Elementary and Middle School Students.
In 2000, Dr. Pang received her Ph.D. in Education from Louisiana State University. Her dissertation was entitled: Sociomathematical Norms of Elementary School Classrooms: Cross-national Perspectives on the Reform of Mathematics Teaching. Following the awarding of her doctorate, Dr. Pang was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Pang has conducted research examining mathematics preparation of prospective elementary teachers in Pacific Rim countries. Her interests also include the development of teaching and learning mathematics curriculum, professional development, and the measurement of the effectiveness of digital textbooks. She has authored two books: Project to Overcome Misconceptions: Mathematics 1 and Project to Overcome Misconceptions: Mathematics 2, several book chapters, and numerous journal articles. She also has served as co-translator for various U.S. mathematics texts. (See CV below for a more complete listing of Dr. Pang’s publications.)
In 2009 Dr. Pang was awarded first place in the Contest for the Development of Teaching Methods for Classroom-Friendly Teachers, sponsored by the Korea National University of Education. In February of this year she received the 2010 Best Professor Award for 2009 Teaching Courses from the same university.
Currently, Dr. Pang is a member of the International Committee, International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME), and the Editorial Panel of The Mathematical Education (Journal of the Korea Society of Mathematical Education Series A).
Dr. Pang will be researching in the Department of Education through February 2011.