Assistant Director of the Earl Center
Dr. Gregory Benoit has recently graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University with his doctorate in the Math Education. He uses his experiences as a Boston Public School student and Boston Public School teacher as an anchor to his research and his educational philosophy. He believes witnessing multiple perspectives have helped him greatly understand the importance of equity and inquiry and is pleased to bring those perspectives to the Teaching and Learning Department at BU.
Dr. Benoit uses practice as the ultimate method to examine and critique theory, as he constantly and continuously evolves his pedagogy further. His interests include gamification in mathematics, creation of mathematics identities, diversity in mathematics classrooms; the use of new theoretical frameworks to transform mathematics education and so on. His overall goal is to increase the magnitude of “a-ha” moments in mathematics classrooms.
As Assistant Director of the Earl Center for Learning & Innovation, Dr. Benoit works to advance instructional and pedagogical techniques to harness creativity and innovation for successful learning. One of the center’s primary objectives is to cultivate this creativity and innovation in teaching and learning across the University, and particularly with the faculty and students of BU’s Wheelock College of Education and Human Development.
Ed.D., Mathematics Education, Columbia University, Teachers College;
Feb 2016 M.Phil., Philosophy & Education, Columbia University, Teachers College;
Aug 2010 Master of Education, University of Massachusetts;
May 2009 Bachelor of Science, Applied Mathematics, Worcester State University
Research interests include Gamification in Mathematics Education, Creation of Mathematics Identities, Popular Culture Representations of Mathematics, and Diversity in Mathematics Classrooms.Visit Dr. Benoit's Faculty Profile
National Council of teachers of Mathematics (NCTM): Mathematics in Popular Culture: An Investigation Through Videos. Gábor Salopek, Teachers College, Columbia University; Dr. Gregory Benoit, Senior Math Professional Development Coach, Center for Professional Education of Teachers (CPET) Teachers College, Columbia University (2019, San Diego, California)
Math for America (MfA): A Critical Examination of Mathematics in Popular Culture. Gregory Benoit, Senior Math Professional Development Coach, Center for Professional Education of Teachers (CPET) Teachers College, Columbia University; Dr. Gábor Salopek, Teachers College, Columbia University (2019, New York, New York)
Reimagining Education: MathQuest: Transforming Math Education through Game Design. Dr. Gregory Benoit, Math Coordinator, Institute of Play; Ross Flatt, Director of Programs and Partnerships, Institute of Play (2018, Hoboken, New Jersey
American Educational Research Association (AERA): Reframing Race and Gender: Perspectives on Black Male Achievement. Division K – Teaching and Teacher Education – Participants: Boston Teacher Residency Male Educators of Color Network. Travis Bristol, Teachers College, Columbia University; Gregory Benoit, Teachers College, Columbia University; Zerisenai Sahle (2014, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).