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Meghan Shaughnessy

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

Dr. Shaughnessy’s research focuses on the design and study of practice-intensive approaches to the professional preparation and ongoing learning of teachers, particularly elementary mathematics teachers. In her work, she focuses on teaching practices that are critical for fostering students’ positive mathematical identities and agency. Dr. Shaughnessy has received multiple grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the design, use, and study of teaching simulations to support of preservice teachers’ skills with eliciting and interpreting student’s mathematical thinking. She has also received support from the NSF to design and study professional development focused on leading mathematics discussions. Her research is deeply rooted in her work as a teacher educator, and she has collaborated with university-based teacher preparation programs seeking to become practice-based teacher education programs. In past work, she has studied the development of children’s mathematical thinking. Dr. Shaughnessy co-wrote the book Beyond Pizzas and Pies: 10 Essential Strategies for Supporting Fraction Sense, published by Math Solutions in 2010.