Judith Zawojewski, Ph.D.
Research & Accomplishments
Judith S. Zawojewski has worked with teachers of mathematics and engineering educators who are interested in improving the learning, teaching and assessment of mathematics in their educational environment. In particular, she studies the role of modeling and problem solving in developing mathematical capabilities. She is particularly interested in enhancing the mathematics education experience for all students.
Dr. Zawojewski received her Ph.D. in teaching and learning processes (specializing in mathematics education) from Northwestern University (1986); M.S. Ed. in mathematics education from National College of Education (1978); B.S. Ed. in mathematics and education from Northwestern University (1973).
Dr. Zawojewski was on the Board of Directors for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (2009-2012), and has published for researchers and practitioners. Recent contributions for researchers have been made to the Journal of Engineering Education (2013, 2012) and The Mathematics Enthusiast (2013) all addressing the role of models and modeling in STEM curricula. Two notable publications include her lead editor role and contributions to Models and Modeling in Engineering Education: Designing Experiences for All Students (2008), and a chapter titled Problem Solving and Modeling in the Handbook of Research on Mathematics Teaching and Learning (2007). Recent publications for practitioners chapters include contributions to two National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Publications: Teaching and Learning Mathematics: Translating Research to the Secondary Classroom (2010); and Teaching and Learning Mathematics: Translating Research to the Elementary Classroom (2010).
As Associate Professor Emeritus she continues to work with students on their research, research and development on models and modeling in STEM education, and writing mathematics problem solving curriculum for elementary schools.