Sarah Selmer, EdD
Associate Professor, Mathematics Education
West Virginia University
College of Education and Human Services
Department of Curriculum and Instruction/Literacy Studies
Dr. Sarah Selmer has been an associate professor of mathematics education in the
Department of Curriculum and Instruction at West Virginia University for over eight
years. Following earning her undergraduate degree in finance at the University
of Oregon, Dr. Selmer was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the country of Mauritania.
After her service in the Peace Corps, she pursued a Masters in Teaching
from Oregon State University and was licensed to teach high school mathematics
and computer science in the state of Oregon. She taught in a high school setting
for nine years prior to moving to West Virginia to pursue her doctorate in
curriculum and instruction.
Dr. Sarah Selmer’s teaching interests focus on the development of elementary and
middle grade mathematics teachers. Her research interests include elementary teachers’
noticing and sense-making of students’ mathematical thinking, the relationship
between teachers’ and curricular materials, and teacher learning in the context
of providing students integrated mathematics and science classroom experiences.