


Denny Gillingham
dennygillingham *at* gmail *dot* com
EMST, in progress since Fall 2011 
Background:
I am a second year Ph.D. student in the Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology program at UCBerkeley. Prior to attending Cal, I taught for nine years at a public high school in suburban Milwaukee. I thoroughly enjoyed working with a driven student body, and a knowledgeable staff. A particular focus of my efforts was spent in developing investigatorytype activities that aimed at actively engaging students in the process of building comprehensive understanding of mathematical concepts. Also, during my final year in the classroom, I was able to use and get a glimpse at the power of using an interactive whiteboard to enrich students’ understanding of geometry. While teaching, I obtained a M.S. degree in Curriculum and Instruction (specialization: mathematics education) at the University of WisconsinMadison. My adviser was Eric Knuth.
Research Interests:
Broadly speaking, I am interested in determining what teacher actions lead students toward deep, nuanced forms of understanding. Also, to further specify what are the attributes of this form of knowing. Additionally, I am interested in studying how a teacher’s pedagogical content knowledge develops.
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