Alejandra Salinas is an assistant professor of mathematics education where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate-level courses in mathematics content and methods. Her broad research interest is the improvement of teacher quality in mathematics. Currently, she is focused on exploring the relationships among the use of discourse and justification and elementary pre-service teachers’ mathematical knowledge for teaching. Moreover, she is involved in the Ready to Learn intiative as a mathematics education and professional development specialist.
Prior to coming to Boston University, she served as a researcher and professional development provider on the P-SELL initiative in Miami-Dade County. Her scholarly work related to this initiative has been published in journals such as the Bilingual Reseach Journal. Dr. Salinas is committed to promoting equity in education and the application of quantitative methods of education research.