Cindy Jong, Ph.D.
Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education
105C Taylor Education Building
Dr. Jong joined the faculty in 2011 as an assistant professor in mathematics education. She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education and M.Ed. in Mathematics Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Jong taught at the elementary level in the Clark County School District for a few years prior to earning her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Mathematics Education at Boston College. While at Boston College, she worked as a graduate assistant on the Teachers for a New Era Evidence Team, led by Dr. Marilyn Cochran-Smith. As a member of this interdisciplinary team, she examined the impact of teacher education on pupil learning and issues of social justice using various research designs.
Prior to joining the STEM Education Department at UK, Dr. Jong worked as an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University for two years. Her current research interests include preparing elementary school teachers to teach mathematics effectively, understanding teachers’ ideas of teaching mathematics for social justice, and providing support for novice teachers in mathematics.