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Lynch School of Education

Lillie R. Albert

associate professor


Campion Hall
Room 217




Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.A., Xavier University at New Orleans
B.A., Dillard University


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



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.


Albert, L. R. & Dignam, M. (2010). The decision to learn. Associations Now, 6, 65-70.

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., Bowen, C., & Tansey, J. (2009). Note taking as deliberative pedagogy: Scaffolding problem solving learning. In Mathematical Problem Solving, AME Yearbook.

Albert, L.R. & McAdam, J.F. (2007).  Making sense of decimal fraction algorithms using baseten 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. & Kissman, B. (Eds.), Teaching Content to All: Evidence-Based Inclusive Practices in Middle and Secondary School (pp. 195-220). Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc.

Albert, L. R. (2003). Creating caring learning communities that support academic success. In Cimino, C., Haney, R.M., & O'Keefe, J.M. (Eds.).  Educating Young Adolescents: Conversations in Excellence  (pp. 51-65). Washington, DC: National Catholic Education Association.

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).  Make observation interactive.  Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 7, 396-403.

Albert, L.R. (2000).  Lessons learned from the five men crew:  Teaching culturally relevant mathematics.  Changing the Faces of Mathematics:  Perspectives on African Americans, (107-122).  Reston, VA:  National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Albert, L.R. (2000).   Outside In, Inside Out:  Seventh grade students' mathematical thought process.  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.

Zollers, N., Albert, L. R. & Cochran-Smith, M (2000).  Pursuing social justice as a teacher education faculty:  Collaborative dialogue, collaborative research.  Action in Teacher Education.

Clift, R., & Albert, L. R. (1998). Early learning and continued development for teachers. In B. Spodex and O. N. Saracho (Eds.) Issues in Early Childhood Evaluation, Yearbook in Early Childhood Education, V. 7. New York: Teacher College Press.

Albert, L. R. & Jones, D. (1997). Implementing the science teaching standards through complex instruction: A case study of two teacher researchers. School Science and Mathematics, 97, 283-291.

Cochran-Smith, M., Albert, L. R., Freedman, S., DiMattia, P., Jackson, R., McGee, L., Mooney, J., Neisler, Peck, A., & Zollers, N. (1999). Seeking social justice: A teacher education faculty’s self-study. The Journal of Leadership in Education.

Selected Presentations

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

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


Other Relevant Publications

Albert, L. R. (2013). Developing Creativity through collaborative problem solving. In M. G. Park (Ed.), Proceedings of the 43rd Conference of the Mathematics Education. Seoul, South Korea: The Korea Society of Educational Studies in Mathematics