# 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.