Welcome to the Department of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics at Illinois State University

Dr. Amanda Cullen

Assistant Professor
  • BIOGRAPHY
  • Amanda Cullen earned a bachelor of arts in elementary education from Millikin University, a master of science in mathematics from Illinois State University, and a doctorate of philosophy in mathematics education from Illinois State University.
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Geometry for Teachers, Number Theory for Teachers, Teaching Mathematics in Grades 6-8, and History of Mathematics and Mathematics Education
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Children's development of spatial structuring and area measurement concepts; Children's drawing development (and connecting drawing development research to area measurement developmental progressions); Inservice teachers' use of Hypothetical Learning Trajectories to inform their instruction; and Preservice teachers' practicing the practice of teaching
  • Ph D Mathematics Education - 2013
  • Illinois State University
  • Normal, IL
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Investigating Conceptual, Procedural, and Intuitive Aspects of Area Measurement with Nonsquare Area Units
  • MS Mathematics - 2009
  • Illinois State University
  • Normal, IL
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Mobius Inversion as a Generalization of Difference Calculus
  • BA Elementary Education / Middle School Endorsed in Mathematics, English, and Social Studies - 2004
  • Millkin University
  • Decatur, IL
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: The Collective Action Dilemma of Millikin University
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Kara, M., Eames, C. L., Miller, A. L., & Chieu, A. (2015). Staircases, skeleton towers, and castles. Mathematics Teacher, 108(9),663-670.
  • Martin, T. S., & Miller, A. L. (2014). Editorial: I received a "revise and resubmit" decision: Now what? Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 45(3), 286-287.