James King, Jr. Visiting Professorship for Mathematics Teaching
In 2017, the James King, Jr. Institute funded a Visiting Professorship for Mathematics Teaching to implement a new initiative at the College called Communicating TEAMs. After a nationwide search, Dr. Nathan N. Alexander joined the Institute in August 2017, coming to us from the University of San Francisco.
Along with designing and piloting Communicating TEAMs, in his first year at Morehouse, Dr. Alexander presented his research at several national conferences and took three students to the Black Male Educators Convening in Philadelphia. He also served on the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Interview Board and participated in the Data for Black Lives Conference, the 7th International Conference for Social Justice in Education, the Creating Balance in an Unjust World: Social Justice in Mathematics Conference, the Dana Center Undergraduate Mathematics Equity Convening, and the AAAS/NSF/Noyce STEM Summit. We look forward to more outstanding contributions from Dr. Alexander in his second year—contributions to Morehouse and the mathematics community at large.
Dr. Alexander received his Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from Columbia University under the direction of Dr. Erica Walker. Throughout his career, he has taught mathematics and statistics in K-12, undergraduate and graduate settings. His research ranges from studying the role of peers and peer interaction in teaching and learning to investigating social justice pedagogies in mathematics and science.