Leigh van den Kieboom, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Dr. Leigh van den Kieboom is an associate professor and mathematics teacher educator in the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership (EDPL). Dr. van den Kieboom also serves as the Chair of the EDPL Department. Her research focuses on designing learning experiences that engage pre-service mathematics teachers in developing the knowledge needed for teaching while learning about and enacting the practices involved in effective instruction. Central to this effort is understanding what is entailed in the work of teaching mathematics by eliciting and responding to student mathematical thinking in ways that support all students, regardless of race, class, gender, or ethnic identity in rigorous learning of the discipline. In keeping with the teacher-scholar model at Marquette University, Dr. van den Kieboom's teaching and research mutually inform each other. Her time is divided between studying pre-service teacher learning and K-12 student learning. Dr. van den Kieboom uses her research to better prepare pre-service teachers to implement ambitious instruction, high-quality teaching and learning in mathematics classrooms that emphasizes student sense making, maximizes student engagement, builds on the assets students bring with them to school, and maintains high standards for academic rigor.
- Ph.D., Marquette University, Educational Policy and Leadership, Specialization: Mathematics Education
- EDUC 1964 Teaching Elementary Mathematics
- EDUC 2964 Teaching Middle School Mathematics
- EDUC 4297 Teaching in the Middle School
- EDUC 6972 Integrated STEM Methods
- Mathematics teacher education
- Teacher education
- Mathematical knowledge for teaching