Center for Mathematics and Science Education

The University of Mississippi

Alumni Graduate Research Fellows

2007 Cohort

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Dr. Jennifer "Filly" Fillingim

Mathematics Curriculum Coordinator
Madison County School District
Madison, MS
Ph.D., Mathematics Education, 2010

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Dr. Shannon Harmon

Assistant Professor of Elementary Education
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN
Ed.D., Elementary Education – Mathematics, 2011

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Dr. Jessica Ivy

Assistant Professor of STEM Education
Bellarmine University
Louisville, KY
Ph.D., Mathematics Education, 2011

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Dr. Julie James

Assistant Director of Professional Learning
CMSE, The University of Mississippi
Oxford, MS
Ph.D., Mathematics Education, 2011

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Dr. Michael McCrory

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Education
Blue Mountain College
Blue Mountain, MS
Ph.D., Mathematics Education, 2010

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Dr. Elizabeth Wells

Mathematics Specialist
Madison County School District
Madison, MS
Ph.D., Mathematics Education, 2010

2008 Cohort

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Dr. Erica "Paige" Gillentine

Instructional Assistant Professor of Mathematics
The University of Mississippi
Oxford, MS
Ph.D., Mathematics Education, 2013

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Dr. Julie Riales

Content and Instructional Specialist for Mathematics
Grenada School District
Grenada, MS
Ph.D., Mathematics Education, 2011

2009 Cohort

Dr. Carl Dewitt

Physics Instructor/Department Chair
Hinds Community College, Rankin Campus
Pearl, MS
Ph.D., Science Education, 2013

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Lisa Ewell

Instructor of Mathematics
The University of Mississippi
Oxford, MS
M.S., Mathematics, 2011

2010 Cohort

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Dr. Sydney Margaret Holbert

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education
Mississippi College
Clinton, MS
Ed.D., Elementary Education – Mathematics, 2013

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Beverly Watson

Eighth Grade Mathematics Teacher
Horn Lake Middle School
Horn Lake, MS
M.Ed.,Educational Leadership and Administration, General, 2008

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Katy Witt

Mathematics Teacher
Pontotoc Junior High School
Pontotoc, MS
M.Ed., Elementary Education

2011 Cohort

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Wendy Bryson Crawford

Fifth Grade Teacher
Saltillo Elementary School
Saltillo, MS
M.Ed., Elementary Education – Mathematics, 2015

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Efia Mentuhotep Harrison

Algebra Teacher and Mathematics Department Chair
Freedom Preparatory Academy High School
Memphis, TN
M.Ed., Mathematics Education

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Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell Prewitt

Clinical Assistant Professor of Elementary Education
The University of Mississippi
Oxford, MS
Ph.D., Science Education, 2014

2012 Cohort

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Mary Margaret Rich Boudreaux

Mathematics Tutor
Oxford, MS
M.S., Mathematics, 2014

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Ray Holt

Founder/President
STEM Advancement Inc. (dba Mississippi Robotics)
Woodville, MS
M.A.C.I., Mathematics Education, 2013

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Bethany LaValley

Fifth Grade Mathematics Teacher
Calhoun City Middle School
Calhoun City, MS
M.A.C.I., Mathematics Education, 2014

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Matthew Nelms

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Lawerence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Livermore, CA
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, 2018

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Sarah Sams Weyrens

Upper School Science & Robotics Teacher
Louisville Collegiate School
Louisville, KY
M.A.C.I., Mathematics Education, 2013

2013 Cohort

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Katherine Brock Hamrick

Mathematics Teacher
Hillwood High School
Nashville, TN
M.A.C.I., Mathematics Education, 2014

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Brian Buckhalter

Elementary Mathematics Coach
Oxford School District
Oxford, MS
Ed.D., Elementary Education – Mathematics, in progress

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Dr. Whitney Jackson

Professional Development Coordinator for Science
CMSE, The University of Mississippi
Oxford, MS
Ed.D., Elementary Education – Science, 2018

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Jessica Fancher Peralta

7th and 8th Grade Mathematics Teacher
New Albany Middle School
Pontotoc, MS
M.Ed., Mathematics Education, 2018

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Dr. Rebecca "Becky" Smith

Assistant Professor of Elementary Education
University of North Alabama
Florence, AL
Ed.D., Elementary Education – Mathematics, 2018

2014 Cohort

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Casey Losee

Human Resources Advisor
Trapeze Group
Cedar Springs, IA
M.Ed., Elementary Education – Mathematics, 2015

2015 Cohort

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Courtney Stubbs Dodd

MATHCOUNTS® Co-Coordinator
CMSE, University of Mississippi
Wilson, AR
M.S., Mathematics, 2018

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Maegan Easley Speights

Seventh Grade Mathematics Teacher
Northwest Rankin Middle School
Brandon, MS
M.Ed., Mathematics Education, 2017

2016 Cohort

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Paige Ellenberger

Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science Educational Coordinator
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
M.Ed., Elementary Education – Mathematics, 2018

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Justin Ragland

High School Science Teacher
Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy
New Orleans, LA
M.Ed., Elementary Education, 2018

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Sarah Wildman

Eighth Grade Mathematics Teacher
DuPoint Tyler Middle School
Nashville, TN
M.Ed., Elementary Education, 2018

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