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Eva Thanheiser

Eva Thanheiser is a mathematics teacher educator. She is a professor of mathematics education at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. Eva teaches mathematics content courses for elementary and middle school teachers. She contextualizes much of the mathematics content in social and political contexts.

She is the lead investigator on two National Science Foundation grants, one to connect elementary mathematics to the world and another focused on anti-bias mathematics education at the K–12 level. Eva started her studies in Germany and finished a master’s in mathematics in 1998 at Kansas University and a PhD in mathematics education in 2005 at the joint doctoral program between the University of California San Diego and San Diego State University. Eva’s scholarship explores teaching mathematics for social justice and anti-bias mathematics education.

Eva has received the Early Career Award from the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) as well as the Sigma Xi Outstanding Researcher Award. She has served in leadership roles at AMTE and the Psychology of Mathematics Education– North America as well as on editorial boards of the Mathematics Teacher Educator and the Journal of Research in Mathematics Education.