KAMTE Officers

Bethany Noblitt Bethany Noblitt, President Bethany Noblitt is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Northern Kentucky University. Bethany works closely with preservice elementary, middle grades and secondary mathematics teachers. She is interested in improving preservice teachers’ mathematical knowledge for teaching and creating community around doing mathematics. When she’s not doing math, she likes to train for and run marathons.

Cheryll Crowe Cheryll E. Crowe, President-Elect Cheryll E. Crowe is an Associate Professor and Co-Chair of the Mathematics Department at Asbury University. She received her Ph.D. in Education Sciences - Mathematics from the University of Kentucky, and her research focuses on TPACK (technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge). Cheryll has also taught mathematics at Woodford County High School, BCTC, and EKU. She loves to travel and will visit her 50th state this summer.

Funda Gonulates Funda Gonulates, Secretary Funda Gonulates received her PhD from Michigan State University with a focus on curriculum and instruction. Her research interests center on teacher learning. Her recent work has focused on studying teacher collaboration mediated by a problem-based curriculum, the Connected Mathematics Project (CMP). She is also involved in projects documenting teachers’ use of curriculum materials, and history of mathematics.

Susan Peters Susan Peters, Treasurer Susan Peters is an Associate Professor in the Department of Middle and Secondary Education at the University of Louisville, where she teaches mathematics methods courses and graduate courses in mathematics education. Her research focuses on statistics education and mathematics teacher knowledge, particularly teacher knowledge and education in statistics. When she’s not working with teachers, she enjoys relaxing walks in nature.

Twyla Harris Twyla Harris, At-Large Representative Twyla Harris is an Assistant Professor in the Curriculum and Instruction Department at Eastern Kentucky University. Her specialty is in Mathematics Education. She enjoys connecting mathematical topics with other curriculum areas and making mathematics a less intimidating subject. Her academic interests lie in STEM pre-service teachers’ concerns, mathematics anxiety, and Ethnomathematics. Twyla completed her Ph.D. at the University of Louisville in 2015. She also holds Mathematics Specialist degree and Masters of Arts degree from Western Kentucky University, where she was employed as a mathematics instructor for 20 years. She received her undergraduate degree in mathematics at Belmont University. In addition to working at the higher education level, she also taught middle and secondary mathematics in Tennessee. Twyla has been married to her best friend for 30 years and has two grown daughters who hold very creative and somewhat unique careers. Just ask her! She is a very proud mother and loves to talk about their most recent achievements. Her hobbies include traveling, history, and teaching (honestly).

Jonathan Thomas Jonathan Thomas, At-Large Representative Jonathan Thomas is an Assistant Professor, Elementary Mathematics Education at University of Kentucky. His research is in the areas of Teacher Noticing, Quantitative Imagery, and Learning Trajectories, and he has twice received funding from the National Science Foundation to conduct studies in these areas. He is currently serving as the lead investigator on a multi-institutional team focused on better supporting children's growth in early algebraic thinking. He is also interested in many other aspects of teaching and learning including child-teacher interaction patterns and the developmental progressions of children’s mathematical learning. Prior to his UK faculty appointment, he served as a mathematics intervention specialist working with struggling elementary and middle-grades students in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Throughout the year, Jonathan may be seen jogging (at a moderate pace) around the scenic UK campus – sometimes with a large and clumsy yellow dog leading the way.