Plenary Speakers

Greg Larnell

Gregory V. Larnell (@gvlarnell on Twitter) is an associate professor of mathematics education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he teaches undergraduate courses on urban education, STEM education, and mathematics teaching and learning and graduate courses on mathematics education scholarship and curriculum studies. His research interests include empirical and theoretical study of learners’ experiences amid transitions to postsecondary mathematics courses (especially introductory and pre-introductory/remedial/developmental courses), urban mathematics education, and issues concerning knowledge production in mathematics education scholarship (especially concerning race, equity, and injustice).


Eric Knuth

Eric Knuth received a doctorate in mathematics education from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a master’s degree in mathematics from San Diego State University, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois. For 18 years, he was a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and in 2017, he joined the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also serves as the Director of the STEM Center. His program of research concerns the meaningful engagement of students in mathematical practices and their development of increasingly more sophisticated ways of engaging in those practices. His research focuses, in particular, on practices related to algebraic reasoning and learning to prove. He has also served as co-chair of the AERA SIG for Research in Mathematics Education and as a member of the NCTM Research Committee.


Elise Lockwood

Elise Lockwood is Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Oregon State University. She received her PhD from Portland State University and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Her research focuses on undergraduate student reasoning about combinatorics, and, more recently, the role of computing within mathematics education — both within combinatorics and in other content domains. Her work is funded by the National Science Foundation and Google. She received the 2018 John and Annie Selden Award, and she was awarded the 2019 Promising Scholar Award at Oregon State University. In 2019 she was named a Fulbright Scholar for a project in Norway, at the Center for Computing in Science Education at the University of Oslo.
Elise’s favorite part of her work is collaborating with wonderful colleagues and students, and she finds it particularly rewarding when ideas are developed and refined through rich conversations. She also loves working with and learning from her research participants. In her free time, Elise enjoys cooking, eating, playing board games, collecting Rocket Raccoon comics, cheering for the Portland Trail Blazers, relaxing with her two cats, and spending time with her friends and family.