Dr. Deborah Moore-Russo

Codirector, Gifted Math Program

Dr. Deborah Moore-Russo received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mathematics and her Ph.D. in Mathematics Education. She taught in the Department of Mathematics at St. Gregory’s College, a private junior college in Oklahoma, from 1990 to 1995 where she also held the position of Director for Associate in Applied Science Degrees. She then taught in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez from 1995 to 2003 where she held the position of Associate Dean for Research and Academic Affairs. She joined the Department of Learning and Instruction at the University at Buffalo in 2003. Prior to teaching 13 different mathematics education courses at UB, Dr. Moore-Russo had taught 21 different mathematics courses (ranging from 0-credit Elementary Algebra to Differential Equations to Non-Euclidean Geometry). Dr. Moore-Russo’s research considers multimodal communication, visualization, and reasoning related to geometric and spatial concepts. She has also worked extensively in science and engineering to study how mathematical concepts and ideas that involve mathematical concepts are modeled and communicated, often considering the role of technology in this process.

Dr. Moore-Russo has given over 80 professional presentations in the areas of mathematics education, science education, and teacher education, over 30 of which were invited. She is the author or co-author of over 30 refereed articles, a textbook for high school geometry in Spanish, a textbook on precalculus for college science and engineering majors, and a book on how to program calculators. She has also co-edited a book on the use of gesture and embodiment in mathematics, which is in press.

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