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Dr. Champion joined the mathematics department in 2013. He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mathematics from the University of North Dakota, and a Ph.D in Educational Mathematics from the University of Northern Colorado. Previously, he served for 3 years on the mathematics faculty of Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.
Dr. Champion is a mathematics education specialist. He collaborates with scientists and educators to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics at all levels. His research often draws on large-scale data analysis, addressing academic performance and persistence in mathematics and science, as well as the learning of mathematical and statistical modeling. Joe also builds educational websites and software.
- Researching Order of Teaching [ROOT] (2019). NSF-sponsored teacher-researcher alliance, with Michele Carney, Keith Thiede, Ya Mo, and Sam Coskey.
- Using Literature to Engage Students Mathematically, Ohio Journal of School Mathematics (2019), with Ann Wheeler and Holly Dybvig.
- Improving the Accuracy of Teachers’ Judgments of Student Learning, Teaching and Teacher Education (2018), with Keith Thiede, Jonathan Brendefur, Michele Carney, Lindsey Turner, Roger Stewart, and Richard Osguthorpe.
- Secondary Mathematics Teachers’ Planned Approaches For Teaching Standard Deviation (2018), Statistics Education Research Journal, with Maryann Huey, Stephanie Casey, and Nicholas Wasserman.
- Statistics as Unbiased Estimators: Exploring the Teaching of Standard Deviation (2017). Research in Mathematics Education, with Nicholas Wasserman, Stephanie Casey, and Maryann Huey.
Selected courses taught
- MATH 211, Geometric Reasoning in the Classroom
- MATH 261, Statistics for the Classroom
- MATHED 547, History of Mathematics
- MATHED 525, Teaching & Learning Calculus
- MATHED 526, Teaching & Learning Statistics