Blidi S. Stemn
Blidi S. Stemn is an assistant professor of mathematics education in the Curriculum and Teaching Department, School of Education, Health and Human Services at Hofstra University. He teaches graduate and undergraduate mathematics education courses in the elementary education program. For the past three years, he has served as mathematics education specialist, working with a number of elementary schools in the Hempstead School District through the Teacher/Leadership Quality Program at Hofstra University. The goal of the program is to enhance student learning and achievement by furnishing teachers with research-based instructional support. He is currently co-director of the Master of Arts Program in Mathematics, Science and Technology for elementary practicing teachers at Hofstra University. He is also the principal investigator of the Noyce Scholarship Program for Mathematics Teaching.
His research has primarily focused on problem solving as a skill and instructional strategy, mathematics knowledge of teachers, and issues of culture and social justice in mathematics education. He is currently vice president for membership of the North American Study Group on Ethnomathematics (NASGEm), a regional chapter of the International Study Group on Ethnomathematics (ISGEm). In October 2007 he was a guest on WURD AM Radio, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, discussing issues related to mathematics teaching and learning in urban and multicultural communities.