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Jonathan Thomas, Ed.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education
119 Taylor Education Building
(859) 257-6169

Dr. Thomas joined the faculty in 2015 as an assistant professor in mathematics education. He holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Kentucky, an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on mathematics, both from the University of Cincinnati. Prior to engaging in graduate-level education, Dr. Thomas served as a mathematics intervention teacher in public, private, and charter schools in the greater Cincinnati metropolitan area.

Prior to joining the STEM Education Department at UK, Dr. Thomas served as an assistant professor of mathematics education at the Northern Kentucky University as well as a faculty associate for the Kentucky Center for Mathematics.

Presently, Dr. Thomas’ current research interests include investigating responsive mathematics teaching practices, non-verbal patterns of mathematical interaction, and learning trajectories. Dr. Thomas continues his relationship with the Kentucky Center for Mathematics as a faculty associate and serves as a liaison between the center and stakeholders in mathematics teacher preparation across the commonwealth.

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Research categories: Mathematics Education, Elementary Education, Teacher PreparationSTEM Education