Keri Valentine, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education
West Virginia University
College of Education and Human Services
Department of Curriculum and Instruction/Literacy Studies
Office: 608F Allen Hall
Dr. Keri Valentine started her position as assistant professor in mathematics education at WVU in August 2014. she grew up near Atlanta, Georgia and attended the University of Georgia (UGA) three times, making her a “triple dog.” Although she began her college career with a major in comparative religion, she returned to school in 1999 with the goal of teaching middle school math and science. Teaching and leading mathematics reform from 2002 – 2010, Dr. Valentine decided to return to UGA and pursue a doctorate in Learning, Design, and Technology. It is here that she continued to investigate ways to support mathematical problematization activity on the part of middle school mathematics learners using design-based research strategies in conjunction with phenomenological research methods. While she continues this line of inquiry, she has also started investigating informal STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) learning environments in the context of summer game design camps for 11-17 year olds. Her goal is to understand the ways in which young learners engage in design thinking and computational thinking in both analog and digital game design activity. Most recently, Dr. Valentine started working with Dr. Johnna Bolyard to investigate the mathematical learning experiences of prospective elementary education majors with the goal of supporting prospective teachers as they transition from students to teachers of mathematics.