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Diana Erchick

Professor, Newark Campus

Program Area: Multicultural and Equity Studies in Education

(740) 366-9203
erchick.1@osu.edu

Personal Website

Education

  • Ph.D. - The Ohio State University, Mathematics Education, 1996
  • M.A. - The Ohio State University, Mathematics Education, 1996
  • M.A.T. - Kent State University, Secondary Education, 1988
  • B.S. - Kent State University, Applied Mathematics, 1985

Research Interests

Research Summary

After work introducing, defining and applying the concept of mathematical voice, I now focus inquiry on an element of mathematical voice -- social agency. The role of agency in mathematics education is fundamental to a social justice agenda and as such is critical to teachers' and learners' daily work in classrooms. For students, an active and informed sense of agency allows them to become risk takers, problem solvers, and autonomous learners. For teachers, agency plays a central role in their commitment to developing the expertise that supports instructional decision-making about their students' learning. For all, a continuously developing expertise and an active sense of agency help teachers and learners negotiate the shared authority of the student-centered classroom. Currently, my agenda has developed to apply the concepts of social justice to mathematics education, in terms of race, class, and gender.

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Experience

  • President's and Provost's Council on Women, Appointment, 2014- present, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • 2013-present - Professor, Mathematics Education, OSU Newark
  • President's and Provost's Leadership Institute, inaugural class, 2005-2007, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
  • 2004-2013 - Associate Professor, Mathematics Education, OSU Newark
  • 1998-2004 - Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education, OSU Newark
  • 1997-1998 - Visiting Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education, OSU Newark
  • 1996-1997 - Lecturer, Mathematics Education, OSU Newark

Teaching

  • EDU T&L 7701 Teaching Mathematics
  • EDU T&L 5108 Teaching and Learning of Mathematics in Grades Pre K-3
  • EDU T&L 6052 Classroom-Based inquiry

Honors

  • Robert A. Barnes Award for Exemplary Teaching. The Ohio State University Newark, 2011.
  • Scholarly Achievement Award, Tenured Faculty, The Ohio State University at Newark, 2005.
  • OSUN Faculty Service Award, OSU at Newark, Newark, Ohio, 2002.
  • Probationary Faculty Research Award Recipient, Department of Teaching and Learning, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 2000.
  • Student Gender and Sexuality Services Leadership Award, as College of Education Equity and Diversity ROW Co-Chair, for work toward supporting diversity, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 2000.

Selected Grants

  • Erchick, D. B. (PI) & Brosnan, P. (Co-PI) (2010-2013). The relationship between the Mathematics Coaching Program and student achievement. The Ohio Department of Education.
  • Erchick, D. B. (PI) & Brosnan, P. (Co-PI) (2008-2010). The relationship between the Mathematics Coaching Program and student achievement. The Ohio Department of Education.
  • Brosnan, P. (PI) & Erchick, D. B. (Co-PI) (2006-2008). Technical assistance to support elementary mathematics coaches. The Ohio Department of Education.
  • Brosnan, P. (PI), Bucci, T.T. (Co-PI) & Erchick, D. B. (Co-PI) (2005-2006). Technical assistance to support elementary mathematics coaches. The Ohio Department of Education.
  • Erchick, D. B. (PI, 2002). Matherscize Summer Mathematics Camp for Girls: A Program Evaluation. Research and Scholarly Activity Grant, The Ohio State University at Newark, Newark, Ohio.
  • Erchick, D. B. (PI, 2001). Matherscize Summer Mathematics Camp for Girls MAA/Tensor Foundation Program Grant for Women and Mathematics Projects, MAA/Tensor Foundation, Washington D.C., March 2001.
  • Erchick, D. B. (PI, March, 2000). Women and Mathematics: Developing Voice Within and Around the Content Research and Scholarly Activity Grant:, The Ohio State University at Newark, Newark, Ohio.

Selected Publications

  • Erchick, D.B. & Tyson, C. A. (2013) . Social Justice In a Mathematics Education Professional Development Program: Coach Growth Progressions. American International Journal of Social Science.
  • Damarin S. & Erchick, D.B. (2010) Toward clarifying the meanings of gender in mathematics education research. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education.
  • Erchick, D. B. (November, 2006). Working Group on Gender and Mathematics: Women and girls as student, teachers, researchers and active agents in mathematics education. In Alatorre, S., Cortina, J.L., Sáiz, M., and Méndez, A. (Eds), Proceedings of the Twenty Eighth Meeting of the Psychology of Mathematics Education - NA XXVIII, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico, Vol. 1, 73-81b.
  • Warner, C. D. & Erchick, D. B. (2004). On beyond word problems: Using inquiry-based Framed Expertise to create a context for integrating mathematics, science and language arts. Education International, 49-57.
  • Erchick, D. B., Appelbaum, P., Becker, J. R. & Damarin, S. K. (2004). Working Group on Gender and Mathematics: Moving toward new spaces. Proceedings of the Twenty Sixth Meeting of the Psychology of Mathematics Education - NA XXVI, Toronto, Canada, 1, 59-64.
  • Erchick, Diana B. & Kos, Raylene (2003). Emergent voices: Confronting sociopolitical elements in preservice education. Pedagogy, Culture & Society 11 (2), 189-200.
  • Erchick, D. B. (2002). "The Square Thing" as a context for understanding, reasoning and ways of knowing mathematics. School Science and Mathematics 102 (1), 25-32.
  • Erchick, D. B., & Condron, L. (2002). Working Group on Gender and Mathematics: Gathering Reflective Voices. In Mewborn, D., Sztajn, P., White, D., Wiegel, R., Bryany, R. & Nooney, K. (Eds.)Proceedings of the Twenty Fourth Meeting of the Psychology of Mathematics Education - NA XXIV, Athens, GA, 1, 73-87.
  • Erchick, D. B. (2001). Developing a relationship with mathematics: Women reflecting on the adolescent years. In P. O'Reilly, E. M. Penn & K deMarrais (Eds.), Educating young adolescent girls (pp.149 -170 ), Mahwash, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
  • Erchick, D. B. (1996). Women's voices and the experience of mathematics. Focus On Learning Problems in Mathematics, Winter, Spring, and Summer Edition, Special Issue, Gender and Mathematics: Multiple Voices, 18 (1, 2, & 3), 104-121.