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Jonathan Norris Thomas, Ed.D.

Department Chair
Associate Professor
STEM Education
119 Taylor Education Building
(859) 257-6169

Dr. Thomas joined the STEM Education faculty in 2015. He holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Kentucky, an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and an Ed.D. in Mathematics Education, both from the University of Cincinnati. 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 ( Dr. Thomas has also served as a mathematics intervention teacher in public, private, and charter schools in the greater Cincinnati metropolitan area, and is presently serving on the board of directors for the U.S. Math Recovery Council.

Presently, Dr. Thomas’ current research interests include investigating responsive mathematics teaching practices, non-verbal patterns of mathematical interaction, and cognitive progressions of children’s mathematical construction 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