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Biography

Amy M. Olson is the Director of Graduate Studies and an associate professor in the Department of Educational Foundations & Leadership at Duquesne University. Her research examines the equity implications of teacher beliefs about content, students, and what it means to be successful in the classroom, often in the context of mathematics classrooms. She has also worked as an evaluator and measurement consultant on a number of educational interventions and assessments. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Teachers College Record, Urban Education, School Science and Mathematics, and Leadership and Policy in Schools. She is also active in presenting in regional and national conferences, such as the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, the University Council for Educational Administration, the American Educational Studies Association, and the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.

Education

Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, University of Arizona
M.A. in Educational Psychology, University of Arizona
B.S. in Psychology, University of Arizona

Awards

2018: Early Career Award for Excellence in Service, School of Education, Duquesne University
2017: Awarded Early Career Award for Excellence in Teaching, School of Education, Duquesne University
2014: Outstanding Graduate Student, College of Education, University of Arizona
2008: Erasmus Circle Graduate Scholar, College of Education, University of Arizona

Courses Taught

LTFL 207W Educational Psychology II ML/Sec
LTFL 208 Foundations of Assessment ML/Sec
LTFL 211 Educational Psychology I: Child Development PK-4
LTFL 215 Foundations of Assessment PK-4
EDDL 721 Educational Improvement and Accountability
EDDL 750 Assessing Learning and Achievement
EDDL 802 Dissertation in Practice Seminar

Publications

Olson, A. M.  (in press).  Summative Assessment.  In S. Brookhart (Ed.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Education.  London, UK: Routledge.

Stoehr, K. J., & Olson, A. M.  (in press).  New teachers’ understandings of group work versus groupworthy work in the elementary mathematics classroom. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education

Lavigne, A. L., & Olson, A. M.  (2019).  Teacher evaluation through the eyes of the principal: How individual and school contexts shape perceptions and practice.  Leadership and Policy in Schools.  DOI: 10.1080/15700763.2019.1637899

Olson, A. M., & Stoehr, K. J.  (2019).  From numbers to narratives: Preservice teachers’ experiences with mathematics anxiety and mathematics teaching anxiety.  School Science and Mathematics, 119(2), 72-82.

 

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