Teaching & Learning

Pelin Akan

Pelin Akan is a doctoral student in educational studies with a specialization in mathematics and science education at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Her research interests focus on designing math curricula that instill students with an affection for mathematics, increasing accessibility to productive struggle, culturally responsive teaching, and equity issues in math […]

Linda Banks-Santilli

Dr. Linda Banks-Santilli is associate dean for academic affairs and clinical associate professor of special education at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. She oversees the operations of the Data & Enrollment Management (DEMO) and Professional Preparation offices. She also serves as ex-officio on the Academic Affairs Committee, a committee that reviews […]

Gregory Benoit

Dr. Gregory Benoit (Dr. GB) is a lecturer in math education at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development as well as the assistant director for the Earl Center for Learning & Innovation. He uses his experiences as a graduate of, and former teacher in, the Boston Public Schools as an anchor for […]

Elizabeth Bettini

Dr. Elizabeth Bettini is an associate professor in the Special Education program at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Dr. Bettini’s research examines factors shaping the special education teacher workforce, particularly how working conditions contribute to the shortage of special education teachers and to inequities in access to skilled, committed special education teachers, […]

Andrea Bien

Dr. Andrea Bien is a clinical assistant professor at BU Wheelock with appointments in both the Teaching & Learning and Language & Literacy Education departments, as well as director of the Literacy Education program. Dr. Bien’s research and teaching focus on understanding elementary classroom practice as a tool for disrupting inequity. In her role as […]

Aaron Brakoniecki

Dr. Aaron Brakoniecki is a senior lecturer and program director for the Mathematics Education program at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. He currently teaches mathematics education courses to prospective and practicing middle and high school mathematics teachers. His research focuses on preservice teachers’ mathematics knowledge for teaching and the impacts of […]

Samuel Cook

Dr. Samuel Cook is a clinical associate professor of math education at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development, with an affiliation in the College of Arts & Sciences Mathematics and Statistics. An applied statistician, he is active in the Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (RUME) community, where he studies inquiry-based learning in […]

Eric Cordero-Siy

Dr. Eric Cordero-Siy (last syllable is pronounced “sea,” like the body of water) is a clinical assistant professor in the Mathematics Education program at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. His work supports elementary teachers in developing lessons that support mathematical sense-making, particularly with the use of drawings and other informal representations. […]

Leslie Dietiker

Dr. Leslie Dietiker is the associate dean for research at Wheelock College of Education and Human Development and an associate professor of mathematics education. Her research focuses attention on the curricular perspectives of mathematics teachers and their use of mathematics curriculum materials. Dr. Dietiker is the recipient of the Boston University Metcalf Award for Excellence […]

Lana Edwards Santoro

Dr. Lana Edwards Santoro is a research professor in the Special Education program at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. She has presented extensively on how to apply evidence-based instructional strategies in the classroom. She has also coauthored multiple reading programs for elementary-grade students who struggle with reading, including Early Reading Intervention […]