Professor of Teaching, Literacy and Leadership
Hagedorn Hall 128
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DegreesPHD, 1976, Georgia State Univ; MA, 1973, Emory Univ; BS, 1966, Florida State Univ
Sharon Whitton is professor of teaching, literacy and leadership and graduate director of mathematics education programs at Hofstra University. She has more than 30 years of experience as a mathematics teacher, chairperson and teacher educator, including public school teaching (grades 7-12). She has chaired the teacher preparation programs at two universities and taught collegiate mathematics, mathematics education, computer science, and educational technology. In New York state, she is permanently certified in the teaching of mathematics (grades 7-12). For 20 years at Hofstra, she has coordinated numerous projects funded by the National Science Foundation. Her primary role in these projects has been to work with selected school districts of Long Island in facilitating professional development in the pedagogy of integrating mathematics into the science, technology, engineering, and arts (STEAM) curriculum. She has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences and is a recognized expert in the implementation of the STEAM curriculum. In 2009, Dr. Whitton was honored by the Nassau County Mathematics Teachers Association (NCMTA) with the College Mathematics Teacher of the Year Award.
She received her Master's degree from Emory University, and her Doctoral degree from Georgia State University.
Teaching InterestsHer primary interests in teaching are in preparing teachers to make mathematics meaningful and exciting to their students through constructivists activities and Information Technology.
Research InterestsDr. Whitton has received several NSF grants which focus on cyber-enabled mathematics instruction, student-centered contextual learning, and teaching for understanding.
Recent Courses Taught
|CT 390||THEORIES OF LEARNING MATH||Graduate|
|CT 500||INTERNSHIP IN LRNING & TCHNG||Graduate|
|CT 601||DISSERTATION SEMINAR||Graduate|
|CT 602||DISSERTATION PROPOSAL PREP||Graduate|
|MATH 152||(MC) SPEC PROB-HIGHR MATH||Undergraduate|
|MATH 198B||(MC) ALGEBRC STRCTRS FOR TCHRS||Undergraduate|
|MATH 280M||STDY ABRD: PRE-COLL MATH||Graduate|
|QM 122||INTERMEDIATE BUSINESS STATS||Undergraduate|
|SED 154||TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS||Undergraduate|
|SED 154L||INTRNSHP IN SECONDARY MATH||Undergraduate|
|SED 166||EXPLORING THE MATH CURRIC||Undergraduate|
|SED 179||STUDENT TEACHING||Undergraduate|
|SED 180C||SPECIAL TOPICS||Undergraduate|
|SED 180M||SPC TPC: PRE-COLL MATH CURRIC||Undergraduate|
|SED 200||INFORMATION TECH FOR TEACHERS||Graduate|
|SED 217||STDNT TCHNG-SEC SCHL||Graduate|
|SED 251||SPECIAL READINGS SEMINAR 1||Graduate|
|SED 272||STNDS-BSD ASSESSMNT SED MATH||Graduate|
|SED 278||INTRGNG MATH, SCI &TECH IN SED||Graduate|
|SED 280M||SPC TPC: PRE-COLL MATH CURRIC||Graduate|
|SED 292||INSTR PATTERNS-MATH||Graduate|
|SED 292L||INTRNSHP IN SECONDARY MATH||Graduate|
|SED 300A||CURRICULUM PROJECT I||Graduate|
|SED 300B||CURRICULUM PROJECT II||Graduate|