# Robert Powers, Ed.D.

# Professor

## Contact Information

**Phone:**(970) 351-1157-
**Email:**robert.powers@unco.edu **Office:**Ross Hall 2240-C- Personal Web Page

## Education

- Ed.D., Curriculum & Instruction, University of Houston (2001)
- M.S., Mathematics, Colorado State University (1990)
- B.S., Mathematics, Colorado State University (1988)

## Current Research and Publications

- Chamberlin, S. A, & Powers, R. A. (2013). Assessing affect after mathematical problem solving tasks: Validating the Chamberlin Affective Instrument for Mathematical Problem Solving. Gifted Education International, 29(1), 69–85.
- Waxman, H. C., Rivera, H., & Powers, R. (2012). English language learners' educational resilience and classroom learning environment. Educational Research Quarterly, 35(4), 53-72.
- Chamberlin, S. A., & Powers, R. (2011). Assessing affect among upper elementary students who are gifted in mathematics: Validating the Chamberlin Affective Instrument for Mathematical Problem Solving. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 684-692). Reno, University of Nevada Reno.
- Powers, R. A., Glassmeyer, D. M., & Ku, H-Y. (2011). The impact of technology on a graduate mathematics education course contributed research report. Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education.
- Powers, R. A., Ku, H-Y., Mayes, R., Akarasriworn, C., & Korkmaz, O. (2011). Online teacher professional development in mathematics education. Proceedings of the Twenty-second International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education.
- Chamberlin, M. T., & Powers, R. A. (2010). The promise of differentiated instruction for enhancing the mathematical understandings of college students. Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications, 29(3), 113–139.
- Powers, R. A. (2010a). A case for providing online teacher professional development. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Technology and Mathematics Education, 2.
- Powers, R. A. (2010b). Metacooperative learning and technology: A model for doing mathematics. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Technology and Mathematics Education, 2.
- Powers, R. A., Craviotto, C., & Grassl, R. M. (2010). Impact of proof validation on proof writing in abstract algebra. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 41(4), 501–514.
- Chamberlin, M. T., Powers, R. A., & Novak, J. D. (2008). Teachers’ perceptions of mathematics content knowledge assessments in professional development courses. International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 3(3), 155–178.
- Powers, R. A., & Champion, J. (2008). Teaching and learning college algebra with the TI-Navigator® wireless handheld network. Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, 20, 199–203.
- Powers, R. A., & Champion, J. (accepted). Teaching and learning college algebra with the TI-Navigator® wireless handheld network.
*Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, 20*. - Chamberlin, M. T., & Powers, R. A. (2007, May). Selecting from three curricula for a preservice elementary teacher geometry course.
*Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers: The Journal**, 4*. Retrieved from http://www.k-12prep.math.ttu.edu - Powers, R. A., Allison, D. E., & Grassl, R. M. (2006). A study of the use of a handheld computer algebra system in discrete mathematics.
*The International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, 12*(3), 103–114. - Powers, R., & Blubaugh, W. (2005). Technology in mathematics education: Preparing teachers for the future.
*Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education*[Online serial], 5(3/4). Available: http://www.citejournal.org/vol5/iss3/mathematics/article1.cfm - Farmer, J., & Powers, R. A. (2005). Exploring Mayan numerals.
*Teaching Children Mathematics, 12,*69–79. - Banta, M., Brewer, R., Hansen, A., Ku, H. Y., Pacheco, K., Powers, R., Robinson, J., & Tucker, G. (2004). An innovative program for cultivating grant writing skills in new faculty members.
*Journal of Research Administration, 35*(1), 17–24. - Powers, R. A. (2004). Report of rural inservice & preservice teachers partnering to improve content knowledge & instruction through reading and writing. Unpublished manuscript, University of Northern Colorado.
- Padrón, Y. P., Waxman, H., Powers, R. A., & Brown, A. P. (2002). Evaluating the effects of the Pedagogy for Improving Resiliency Program: The challenges of school reform in a high stakes testing climate. In L. Minaya-Rowe (Ed.),
*Research in bilingual education series:*Vol. 1. Teacher training and effective pedagogy in the context of student diversity. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing. (pp. 211–238) - Powers, R. A. (2001). Big box-office bucks.
*Mathematics Teacher, 94,*112–118, 125–127. - Powers, R. A. (2001). Factors affecting the implementation of mathematics education reform practices in high school algebra. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Houston, Houston, TX.

## Works in Progress:

- Powers, R. A., Judd, A. D., Novak, J. D. (2013). Learning to teach through lesson experiment. Submitted for publication
- Powers, R. A., & Parker, F. (2013). Motivation in undergraduate mathematics and statistics courses. Manuscript in preparation.
- Judd, A. D., & Powers, R. A. (2013). The influence of lesson experiment on beginning mathematics teachers. Manuscript in preparation.
- Hauk, S., Powers, R. A., Safer, A., & Segalla, A. (2007).
*A comparison of web-based and paper and pencil homework on student performance in college algebra.*Manuscript submitted for publication. -
Chamberlin, M. T., Powers, R. A., & Novak, J. D. (2007).
*Teachers’ perceptions of mathematics content knowledge assessments in professional development courses.*Manuscript submitted for publication. -
Powers, R. A., Craviotto, C., & Grassl, R. M. (2007).
*Impact of proof validation on proof writing in abstract algebra.*Manuscript in preparation. -
Janelle, T., & Powers, R. (2007).
*Using technology to help students increase their van Hiele thinking levels.*Manuscript in preparation.

## Scholar in Residence:

During the 2008-2009 academic year, the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning awarded me as Scholar in Residence. My project involves developing resources to mentor graduate teaching assistants in lesson experiment methodology.