# Lillie R. Albert

## associate professor

**EDUCATION**

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.A., Xavier University at New Orleans

B.A., Dillard University

**EXPERTISE/INTERESTS**

Pedagogical implications of writing to learn, application of Vygotskian Psychology to teaching and learning in Mathematical problem solving; social justice education.

**HONORS/PUBLICATIONS/PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES**

**Books**

Kim, R. and Albert, L. R. (2015). Mathematics teaching and learning: South Korean elementary teachers’ mathematical knowledge for teaching. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Kim, R., Albert, L. R. and Sihn, H. G. (2014). Reading, writing, and discussing at the graduate level: A guidebook for international students. New York, NY: University Press of America.

Albert, L. R. with D. Corea and V. Macadino (2012). Rhetorical ways of thinking: Vygotskian theory and mathematical problem solving. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Albert, L. R. & Dignam, M. (2010). The decision to learn. Washington, DC: American Society of Association Executives: The Center for Association Leadership.

**Selected Articles and Book Chapters**

Albert, L. R. (2015). Educating for the future: An outsider’s view of South Korean mathematics education. In J. Kim, I. Han, M. Park, & Joongkwoen, L. (Eds.) Mathematics education in Korea: Curricular and teaching and learning practices Vol. II (171-190). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Company.

*Albert, L. R. and Kim, R. (2015). Applying CCSSM’s definition of understanding to assess students’ mathematics learning. In C Suurtamm and A. R. McDuffie (Eds.), Assessment to enhance teaching and learning, (233-246). NCTM Annual Perspectives in Mathematics Education. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Albert, L. R., Kim, R., and Kwon, Na Young. (2014). A hierarchy of South Korean elementary teachers’ knowledge for teaching mathematics. Education Practice and Innovation, 1(2), 51-73.

Albert, L. R. Terrell, K., and Macadino, V. (2014). The mathematics excellence partnership: Developing professional learning communities. Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership. 15, 34-44.

Kim, R. & Albert, L. R. (2014). The history of base-ten-blocks: Why and who made base-ten-blocks? Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5, 356-365.

Kim, R. and Albert, L. R. (2014). Who can put ‘learning disability label’ on your child? Issues of sociocultural affects on learning disability. International Journal of Elementary Education, 3(2), 30-33.

Albert, L. R. & Kim, R. (2013). Developing creativity through collaborative problem solving. Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 4, 32-38.

Albert, L. R., Bowen, C., & Tansey, J. (2009) Note taking as deliberative pedagogy: Scaffolding problem solving learning. In Kaur, B., Ban Har, Y., and Kapur, M. (Eds) Mathematical Problem Solving (69-88), Association of Mathematics Educators Yearbook, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.

Panichas, M. A., O'Connell, L. A., Albert, L. R. (2009). Problem-based inquiry in college chemistry lab. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 13(1).

Albert, L. R. & McAdam, J. F. (2007). Making sense of decimal fraction algorithms using base-ten blocks. In Martin, W. G., Strutchens, M. E, & Elliott, P. C. (Eds.) The Learning of Mathematics, NCTM Sixty-ninth Yearbook. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc.

Albert, L. R. (2005). An exploration of a consciousness of difference through positionality: The role of the miner’s canary. Qualitative Research Journal, 5, 51-63.

Albert, L. R. & Ammer, J. J. (2004). Lesson planning and delivery. In K. Lenz, Deshler, D., & Kissam, B. (Eds.). Teaching Content to All: Evidence-Based Inclusive Practices in Middle and Secondary School (195-220). Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc.

Albert, L. R. (2002). Bridging the achievement gap in mathematics: Scoiocultural historic theory and dynamic cognitive assessment, Journal of Thought, 37, 65-82.

Albert, L. R., Mayotte, G. & Sohn, S. C. (2002). Making observation interactive. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 7, 396-403.

Albert, L. R. (2000). Outside In, Inside Out: Seventh grade students’ mathematical thought processes. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 41, 109-142.

Albert, L. R. & Antos, J. (2000). Daily journals connect mathematics to real life. Teaching Mathematics in the Middle Grades, 5, 526-533.

**Selected Presentations and Invited Addresses**

Albert, L. R. (2015, June). Teaching mathematics in the United States: Challenges and pressures in the era of the common core states standards. Presentation at Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, South Korea.

Albert, L. R. (2015, June). The next generation of elementary mathematics teachers: Personality and creativity in the classroom. Paper presented at Seoul National University of Education, Seoul, South Korea.

Albert, L. R. (2014, January). Preparing the next generation of elementary teachers: Personality and creativity in the classroom. Keynote Address at the International Conference on Issues and Future Directions in Elementary School Education At Gwangju National University of Education, Gwangju, South Korea.

Albert, L. R. (March 2014). Attending to diversity and equity in the recruitment and preparation of K-12 teachers of mathematics. Presentation at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute 2014 Critical Issues in Mathematics Education Workshop, Berkeley, CA.

Albert, L. R., Kim, R., and Kwon, Na Young. (2014, April). A Hierarchy of South Korean elementary teachers’ knowledge for teaching mathematics. Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Albert, L. R. (2013, May). Developing creativity through collaborative problem solving. Keynote Address at the 43th Conference of Mathematics, The Society of Educational Studies in Mathematics, Jinju, South Korea.

Albert, L. R. (2013, May). Becoming a secondary mathematics teacher: Challenges and pressures. Presentation at Kangwon National University, Seoul, South Korea.

Albert, L. R. (2012, July). Mathematical learning and Vygotskian theory. Paper presented at the 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education, Seoul, South Korea.

Albert, L. R. [Kim, R., Translator]. (2012, July). Why textbooks matter. Seminar in Mathematics Education. Seoul National University of Education, Seoul, South Korea.

Albert, L. R. and Peiyun, Z. (2011, April). The desire to learn: Learning across generations. Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Terrell, K. and Albert, L. R. (2011, April). Investigating an infused methods course to prepare secondary mathematics teachers to instruct English-language learners. Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association, New Orleans, Louisiana

**External Funded Grants**

Principal Investigator, The National Science Foundation, 2013-2019. Project Title: Mathematics Educators for High-Need Schools. Funded for $1.6 millions. Chi-Keung Cheung and Sol Friedberg Co- Principal Investigators.

Principal Investigator, The National Science Foundation, 2011-2012. Project Title: Developing the Next Generation of Outstanding Mathematics Teachers. Funded for $88,117. Chi-Keung Cheung, Co- Principal Investigators.

Co-Investigator, The National Science Foundation. 2005-2007 Project Title: Helping to Even the Odds for Girls in STEM Fields: Understanding the Basis for Girls’ Difficulties with Measurement. Funded for $496,000. Beth Casey and Marina Vasilyeva, Principal Investigators.

Principal Investigator, 2002-2006, General Electric Foundation Mathematics Excellence Initiative ($369,225.00) Title of Project: Boston College/Brighton High School Mathematics Excellence Partnership (B2 MEP), Melanie Zibit, Co- Principal Investigator.