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Raven McCrory

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TEAM: Teacher Education and Mathematics Collaboration

PhD Program in Curriculum Teaching and Educational Policy

PRIME: Program in Mathematics Education

Introduction to Inquiry CEP930

Raven S. McCrory  
mccrory at msu dot edu
Michigan State University

CREATE for STEM Institute
114 Erickson Hall
College of Education


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Current Position

Associate Professor, Department of Teacher Education, College of Education,Michigan State University, Program in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology.   September 2000 – present. (retiring, August 2015)

Associate Director for Mathematics, CREATE for STEM Institute, Michigan State University. 2011-2014.


Ph.D., Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, December, 2000. Dissertation: Teaching with the Internet

M.S., Civil Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, June, 1976

M.S., Mathematics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, June, 1972

Secondary Teaching Certificate, Mathematics, Music and Social Studies, 1972

B.A., Mathematics, Magna cum laude, Smith College, Northampton, MA, June, 1970. Thesis: Topological Groups

Selected Publications

Reckase, M., McCrory, R., Floden, R., & Senk, S. (submitted, 2014). A Multidimensional Assessment of Teachers’ Knowledge of Algebra for Teaching: Developing an Instrument and Supporting Valid Inferences. Submitted to Educational Assessment.

McCrory, R., & Stylianides, A. J. (2014). Reasoning-and-proving in mathematics textbooks for prospective elementary teachers. International Journal of Educational Research, 64, 119-131. doi: DOI: 10.1016/j.ijer.2013.09.003

Park, J., Gucler, B., & McCrory, R. (2013). Teaching prospective teachers about fractions: Historical and pddagogical perspectives.  Educational Studies in Mathematics, 82(3), 455-479. doi: 10.1007/s10649-012-9440-8.

McCrory, R., Floden, R., Ferrini-Mundy, J., Reckase, M. D., & Senk, S, L. (2012). Knowledge of algebra for teaching: A framework of knowledge and practices.  Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 43(5), 584-614.

McCrory, R., & Cannata, M. (2011). Mathematics Classes for future elementary teachers: Data from mathematics departments. Notices of the AMS, 58(1), 29-35.

Cannata, M., McCrory, R., Sykes, G., Anagnostopoulos, D., & Frank, K. (2011). Exploring the Influence of National Board Certified Teachers in Their Schools and Beyond. Educational Administration Quarterly.

Wells, A. T., & McCrory, R. (2010). Hypermedia and learning: Contrasting interfaces to hypermedia systems. Computers in Human Behavior, 27(1), 195-202.

Lo, J.-J., & McCrory, R. (2010). Teaching teachers through justifying activities. Teaching Children Mathematics, 17(3), 149-155.

Anagnostopoulos, D., Sykes, G., McCrory, R., Cannata, M., & Frank, K. (2010). Dollars, Distinction, or Duty? The Meaning of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards for Teacher's Work and Collegial Relations. American Journal of Education, 116(3), 337-369.

McCrory, R., Putnam, R., & Hoffman, A. J. (2008). Interaction in online courses for teacher educaiton: Subject matter and pedagogy. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education. 16(2), 155-180.

McCrory, R. (2008). Science, technology and teaching: The topic-specific challenges of TPCK in science. In B. Cato (Ed.), The Handbook of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK) for Educators (pp. 193-206): Lawrence Erlbaum.

Frank, K. A., Sykes, G., Anagnostopoulos, D., Cannata, M., Chard, L., Krause, A., & McCrory, R. (2008). Extended influence: National Board certified teachers as help providers. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 30(1), 3-30.

McCrory, R. (2006), Mathematicians and mathematics textbooks for prospective elementary teachers. Notices of the AMS 53(1), 20-29

McCrory, R. (2006). Technology and teaching: A new kind of knowledge. In E. Ashburn & R. Floden (Eds.), Meaningful learning using technology: What educators need to know and do (pp. 141-160). New York: Teachers College Press.

Anagnastopoulos, D., Basmadjian, K., & McCrory, R. (2005). The de-centered teacher and the construction of social space in the virtual classroom. Teachers College Record 107(8), 1699-1729

McCrory Wallace, R. (2004) A framework for teaching with the Internet. American Educational Research Journal, 41(2), 447-488.

Wallace, R. M. (2003). Online learning in higher education: A review of research on interactions among teachers and students. Education Communication, and Information, 3(2), 241-280.

Aleven, V., Stahl, E., Schworm, S., Fischer, F., & Wallace, R. (2003). Help seeking in interactive learning environments. Review of Educational Research, 73, 277-320.

Wallace, R. M. (2002). The Internet as a site for changing practice: The case of Ms. Owens. Research in Science Education, 32(4), 465-487.

Wallace, R. M. (2002). On-line teaching as moderating in a community of learners: An essay review of three books. Teaching and Teacher Education, 18, 363-369.

Wallace, R. M. (2002). Review of Brinck, Tom, Darren Gergle, and Scott D. Wood. 2001. Usability for the Web: Designing Web Sites that Work. San Francisco, CA: Morgan Kaufmann. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 53(9), 775-777.

Wallace, R. M., Kupperman, J., Krajcik, J., & Soloway, E. (2000). Science on the Web: Students on-line in a sixth grade classroom. The Journal of the Learning Sciences, 9(1), 75-104.

Ball, D., Camburn, E., Correnti, R., Phelps, G., & Wallace, R. (1999). New Tools for Research on Instruction and Instructional Policy: A Web-Based Teacher Log. A CTP Working Paper. Washington, DC: Center for the Study of Teaching and Policy,Seattle, WA.

Previous Employment

Research Associate, Study of Instructional Improvement, University of Michigan (1999-2000).   Principal Investigators: Deborah Ball, David Cohen, Brian Rowan

Graduate Student Instructor, Mathematics methods, Teacher Education Program, University of Michigan (1997-98)

Research Assistant, Mathematics Teaching and Learning to Teach Project, University of Michigan (1997-2000).  Principal Investigator: Deborah Ball

Research Assistant, NASA/NSF/DARPA Digital Library Project, University of Michigan (1995-1997).  Principal Investigators: Dan Atkins, George Furnas, Elliot Soloway

Teacher, Ann Arbor Public Schools, Angell Elementary School, 1992-1995

Computer consultant and school volunteer, 1984-1992

Civil Engineer, Project Software & Development, Inc; McCrory Construction Co.; Bechtel Power Corp; Daniel International; 1976-1984

Mathematics Teacher, Greenville High School, Greenville, SC, 1972-1975

Graduate Student Instructor, Calculus and Statistics courses, Mathematics Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1970-1972

Honors and Awards

University of Michigan School of Education, Doctoral Research Grant, 1999;

University of Michigan, School of Information, graduate student representative, Human Computer Interaction Consortium (HCIC), February, 1999;

Chi Epsilon Engineering Society, Clemson University Chapter, elected 1976;

Clemson Alumni Fellowship, 1975-76;

Society of Sigma Xi, elected to the Smith College Chapter, 1970

Updated November 2014


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