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Randolph A. Philipp,  Professor, Mathematics Education


E-mail:  rphilipp@mail.sdsu.edu
Office:  North Ed 99, and Center for Research in Mathematics Education
 Phone:  619.594.2361 and -3971
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Professional Biography

Randy Philipp is a Professor of Mathematics Education at San Diego State University, where he teaches prospective and practicing elementary and secondary school teachers and works with graduate students, and he is a member of CRMSE, the Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education. His research interests include studying teachers beliefs and mathematical content knowledge, the effects on prospective and practicing teachers of integrating mathematics content and students’ mathematical thinking, mapping a trajectory for the evolution of elementary school teachers engaged in sustained professional development, and studying students’ integer sense.  Randy started his educational career as a secondary school mathematics teacher in Los Angeles, California, and as a teacher in the Peace Corps in Liberia, West Africa.  

Education (degrees earned)

Ph. D., Mathematics Education (Minor:  Mathematics and Educational Psychology)  University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S., B.A, Mathematics, Cal. State University-Northridge       
Single Subject Teaching Credential, Mathematics, Cal. State University-Northridge       

Professional leadership activities and honors

2011-2014, Chair, Digital Library of Practice Advisory Group (DLPAG), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
 
2012, Chair, Association of Teachers of Mathematics Task Force for CBMS Mathematics Education for Teachers II Report.
 
2009 - 2012, Board of Directors Member-at-Large, Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE).
 
2008, Working Group Leader, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Agenda Conference. I served as a Working Group Leader for the Teacher Preparation and Professional Development Subgroup.
 
2007 - 2009, Awards Committee, Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators. 
 
2006, The first recipient of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educator’s Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teacher Education.

2003.   Elections Coordinator, Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.

2003 – 2005.  Co-Chair, American Educational Research Association Special Interest Group for Research in Mathematics Education (SIG-RME).

2003.   Co-Chair, Teacher Education Subgroup, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Catalyst Conference, Reston, Virginia. 
 
2000 –2001.  Co-Chair, 2001 American Educational Research Association Division C Section 2 Annual Meeting.
 
1996 - 1998.   Steering committee of the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Special Interest Group in Mathematics Education.
 
1995 - 2000.  Associate Editor, Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME).  This journal is the only research journal published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and is generally regarded as the premiere research journal in the field.
 
1995 - 1998.  Member, California Mathematics Council Task force on Preservice Mathematics Teacher Education.  

The SDSU Noyce Mathematics and Science Master Teaching Fellowship Program
Lisa Lamb, Principal Investigator, Susan Nickerson, Randolph Philipp, Donna Ross, and Kathy Williams, Co Principal Investigators

National Science Foundation (DUE–1240127) and Qualcomm Inc.

9/15/2012–8/31/2017 (Total $3.5 Million, with $2,999,454 from NSF and $500,000 from Qualcomm Inc.)

Mapping Developmental Trajectories of Students' Conceptions of Integers
Lisa Lamb, Principal Investigator, Randolph Philipp and  Jessica Pierson Bishop, Co-Principal Investigators
National Science Foundation (DRL-0918780)
8/15/09 - 7/31/12, $1,637,340

Investigating the Needs of Elementary School Teachers of Mathematics at Different Points During Sustained Professional Development
Randolph Philipp, Principal Investigator, Victoria Jacobs, Co-Principal Investigator
National Science Foundation (ESI-0455785)
6/01/05 - 5/31/12, $2,497,257

Integrating Mathematics and Pedagogy (IMAP): An Investigation of the Effects on Elementary Preservice Teachers' Beliefs and Learning of Mathematics
Randolph Philipp, Principal Investigator, Judith Sowder, Co-Principal Investigator
National Science Foundation (REC-9979902)
10/31/99 - 10/30/2004, $3,111,999

NYI Award:  Preservice Teachers' Knowledge For Teaching Mathematics
Randolph Philipp, Director
National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, 1993-1998, $235,000 

Cognitively Guided Instruction Preservice Teacher Education Project
Randolph Philipp, Director, Barbara Armstrong and Nadine Bezuk,  Co-director
Subcontract with the University of Wisconsin, Madison
2/1/91 - 9/30/94:  $160,000

Selected publications

Books
Philipp, R., & Schappelle, B. (2011). Facilitator's guide for IMAP (Integrating Mathematics and Pedagogy): Searchable collection of children's-mathematical-thinking video clips. New York: Pearson.

Sherin, M. G., Jacobs, V. R., & Philipp, R. A. (Eds.). (2011). Mathematics teacher noticing: Seeing through teachers' eyes. New York:  Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group).
 
Sowder, J. T., Philipp, R. A., Armstrong, B. E., & Schappelle, B. T. (1998). Middle-Grade Teachers' Mathematical Knowledge and Its Relationship to Instruction. New York: SUNY Press.  (Note, this is a research monograph.)
 
Articles in Refereed Journals

Thanheiser, E., Philipp, R. A., Fasteen, J., Strand, K., & Mills, B.  (in press).  Preservice-Teacher Interviews: A Tool for Motivating Mathematics Learning.  Mathematics Teacher Educator.
 
Jacobs, V., Martin, H., Ambrose, R, & Philipp, R. A.  (in press).  Warning Signs: Challenges to Children's Understandings.  Teaching Children Mathematics.

Lamb, L.C., Bishop, J.P., Philipp, R. A., Schappelle, B. P., Whitacre, I., Lewis, M. (2012). Developing Symbol Sense for the Minus Sign. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 18(1), 5–9.
 
Lamb, L. L., Bishop, J. P., Philipp, R. A., Schappelle, B. P., Whitacre, I., & Lewis, M. (2012). High school students' conceptions of the minus sign.  Mathematics Teaching, (227), 40–44.
 
Whitacre, I., Bishop, J. P., Lamb, L. C., Philipp, R. A., Schappelle, B. P., & Lewis, M. L. (2012). Happy and sad thoughts: An exploration of children's integer reasoning. Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 31, 356–365.
 
Bishop, J. P., Lamb, L. L. C., Philipp, R. A., Schappelle, B. P., & Whitacre, I. (2011). First graders outwit a famous mathematician. Teaching Children Mathematics, 17, 350–358.
 
Pierson, J., Lamb, L. L., Philipp, R., Schappelle, B. P., & Whitacre, I. (2011). "First graders outwit a famous mathematician." Teaching Children Mathematics 17(6): 350-358.
           
Jacobs, V.  R., & Philipp, R. A.  (2010).  Supporting children during problem solving.  Teaching Children Mathematics. 17(2), 98-105.
 
Philipp, R. A., & Thanheiser, E. (2010). Showing your students you care:  Seeing the individual trees in the classroom forest. New England Mathematics Journal, 42(May, 2010), 8-17.
 
Jacobs, V. R., Lamb, L.L.C., & Philipp, R.A.  (2010). Professional noticing of children's mathematical thinking.  Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 41(2), 169-202.
 
Philipp, R. A. & Fulton, Brad.  (2009).  Answering Students' Questions.  The California Mathematics Council Communicator, 33(3), 39-42.
 
Philipp, R. A.  (2008).  Motivating prospective elementary school teachers to learn mathematics by focusing upon children's mathematical thinking.  Issues in Teacher Education, 17(2) 7-26.
 
Philipp, R. A., Ambrose, R., Lamb, L. L., Sowder, J. T., Schappelle, B. T., Sowder, L., Thanheiser, E., & Chauvot, J. (2007). Effects of Early Field Experiences on the Mathematical Content Knowledge and Beliefs of Prospective Elementary School Teachers:  An Experimental Study. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 38(5), 438 - 476.
  
Jacobs, V. R., & Philipp, R. A. (2004). Mathematical thinking:  Helping prospective and practicing teachers focus. Teaching Children Mathematics, 11(4), 194-201.
 
Ambrose, R., Clement, L., Philipp, R., & Chauvot, J. (2004). Assessing prospective elementary school teachers' beliefs about mathematics and mathematics learning:  Rationale and development of a constructed-response-format beliefs survey. School Science and Mathematics, 104(2), 56-69.
 
Philipp, R. A., Vincent, C.  (2003).  Reflecting on learning fractions without understanding.  ON-Math : Online Journal of School Mathematics (The On-Line Journal of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics), 2(2).  
 
Philipp, R. A., Thanheiser, E., & Clement, L. L. (2002). The role of a children's mathematical thinking experience in the preparation of prospective elementary school teachers. International Journal of Educational Reform, 37(2), 195-210.
 
Philipp, R. A.  (2001).  Commentary.  Roeper Review:  A Journal of Gifted Education, 23(4):  214.
 
Philipp, R. A. (2000). Questions to Ask and Issues to Consider While Supervising Elementary Mathematics Student Teachers. Teacher Education Quarterly 27(1): 69-86.
        
Philipp, R. A., & Schappelle, B. (1999). Algebra as Generalized Arithmetic:  Starting with the Known for a Change. The Mathematics Teacher.
 
Philipp, R. A. (1996). Multicultural mathematics and alternative algorithms:  Using knowledge from many cultures. Teaching Children Mathematics, 3(3), 128-135.
 
Peñafiel, A. F., Sowder, J. T., Philipp, R. A., & Schappelle, B. P.  (1995).  Orquestar, promover y mejorar el discurso matemático en el quinto grado:  Estudio de un caso.  Cuadernos de Investigacion, 32, 1-28.
 
Philipp, R. A., Flores, A., Sowder, J. T., & Schappelle, B. P.  (1994).  Conceptions and practices of extraordinary mathematics teachers.  Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 14(2), 155-180.
 
Peñafiel, A. F., Philipp, R. A., Sowder, J. T., & Schappelle, B. P.  (1994).  La reflexión en la práctica de la enseñanza de las matemáticas.  Educación Matemática, 6(1), 32-45.
 
Philipp, R. A.  (1993).  Yes, there is a future for fractions:  A response to Groff.  Mathematics Teaching, 142, p. 3.
 
Philipp, R. A.  (1992).  A study of algebraic variables:  Beyond the student-professor problem.  Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 11(2), 161-176..
 
Philipp, R. A.  (1992).  The many uses of algebraic variables.  The Mathematics Teacher, 85(7), 557-561.
 
Philipp, R. A.  (1989).  Piano Tuners and Problem Solving.  Mathematics Teacher,   82(4), 248-249.
 
Chapters in Refereed Books

Philipp, R. A., Jacobs, V. R., & Sherin, M. G.  (2013).  Noticing of Mathematics Teachers.  Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education. Steve Lerman, Editor. Springer.  (http://www.springerreference.com/docs/html/chapterdbid/313299.html)Sherin, M. G., Jacobs, V. R., & Philipp, R. A. Situating the Study of Teacher Noticing. (2011). In M. G. 

Sherin, V. R. Jacobs, & R. A. Philipp (Eds.), Mathematics teacher noticing: Seeing through teachers' eyes (pp. 3–14). New York:  Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group).         

Jacobs, V. R., Lamb, L. C., Philipp, R. A., & Schappelle, B. P. (2011). Deciding how to respond on the basis of children's understandings. In M. G. Sherin, V. R. Jacobs, & R. A. Philipp (Eds.), Mathematics teacher noticing: Seeing through teachers' eyes (pp. 97-116). New York:  Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group).
 
Lamb, L. C., Philipp, R. A., Jacobs, V. R., & Schappelle, B. P. (2009). Developing teachers' stances of inquiry:  Studying teachers' evolving perspectives. In D. Slavit, T. H. Nelson & A. Kennedy (Eds.), Perspectives on supported collaborative teacher inquiry (pp. 16-45). New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.
 
Jacobs, V. R., & Philipp, R. A. (2008). Mathematical thinking:  Helping prospective and practicing teachers focus. In J. M. Bay-Williams & K. Karp (Eds.), Growing Professionally:  Readings from NCTM Publications for Grade K-8 (pp. 17-25). Reston, VA: The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc. (This book chapters is a re-print of the TCM article by Jacobs & Philipp, 2004.)
 
Philipp, R. A. (2007). Mathematics teachers' beliefs and affect. In F. Lester (Ed.), Second handbook of research on mathematics teaching and learning (pp. 257-315). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
 
Philipp, R. A., Armstrong, B. E., Bezuk, N. S., & Schappelle, B. P. (1999). The impact of Cognitively Guided Instruction on elementary mathematics methods intructors' knowledge, beliefs, and practice:  A case study. In G. W. Bright, D. L. Chambers, & N. N. Vacc (Eds.), Incorporating Cognitively Guided Instruction into Elementary Preservice Teacher Education Programs, (pp. 91-133). Madison, Wisconsin: Wisconsin Center for Education Research.
        
Philipp, R. A., L. Clement, & Siebert, D. (1999). The SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Mathematics and Science Education:  An American Example. In K. Hart & F. Hitt (Eds.,), Supervision of Higher Degrees in Mathematics Education:  An International Perspective, (pp : 57-68), University of Nottingham:  Authors.

Sowder, J. T., & Philipp, R. A. (1999). Promoting learning in middle-grades mathematics. In E. Fennema & T. A. Romberg (Eds.), Mathematics classrooms that promote understanding, (pp. 89-108). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Philipp, R. A., Sowder, J. T., Flores, A. & Schappelle, B. P.  (1995).  A responsible mathematics teacher and the choices she makes:  A case study .   In J. T. Sowder & B. P. Schappelle (Eds.), Providing a foundation for teaching mathematics in the middle grades, (pp 301-325).  Albany, NY:  SUNY Press.
 
Philipp, R. A., Martin, W. O., & Richgels, G. W.  (1993).  Curricular implications of graphical representations of functions.  In T. A. Romberg, E. Fennema, &T. P. Carpenter (Eds.), Integrating research on graphical representations of functions (pp. 239-278).  Hillsdale, New Jersey:  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
 
Flores, A., Sowder, J. T., Philipp, R. A., & Schappelle, B. P.  (1995).  Orchestrating, promoting, and enhancing mathematical discourse in the middle school:  A case study.   In J. T. Sowder & B. P. Schappelle (Eds.), Providing a foundation for teaching mathematics in the middle grades (pp 275-299).   Albany, NY:  SUNY Press.
 
Sowder, J. T., Philipp, R. A., Flores, A., & Schappelle, B. P.  (1995).  Instructional effects of knowledge of and about mathematics:  A case study.    In J. T. Sowder & B. P. Schappelle (Eds.), Providing a foundation for teaching mathematics in the middle grades, (pp 251-274).  Albany, NY:  SUNY Press.
 
Sowder, J. T., & Philipp, R. A.  (1995).  The value of interaction in promoting teacher growth.   In J. T. Sowder & B. P. Schappelle (Eds.), Providing a foundation for teaching mathematics in the middle grades, (pp 223-250).   Albany, NY:  SUNY Press.


Thompson, A. G., Philipp, R. A., Thompson, P., & Boyd, B. (1994). Calculational and conceptual orientations in teaching mathematics.  In D. B. Aichele & A. F. Coxford (Eds.), Professional development for teachers of mathematics (NCTM Yearbook, pp. 79-92).  Reston, VA:  National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
 
CD ROM of Children's Mathematical Thinking

Philipp, R., Cabral, C., & Schappelle, B. (2011). IMAP (Integrating Mathematics and Pedagogy): Searchable collection of children's-mathematical-thinking video clips [Computer software]. Boston: Pearson. 
 
Philipp, R. A., Cabral, C., & Schappelle, B. P. (2005). IMAP  CD-ROM: Integrating mathematics and pedagogy to illustrate children's reasoning [Computer software]. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
 
Web-Based Beliefs Survey and Beliefs Survey Manual
 
Philipp, R. A., & Sowder, J.  (2003).  Mathematics Teaching and Learning Beliefs Survey, http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/CRMSE/IMAP/survey/.
 
Philipp, R. A., & Sowder, J., Principal Investigators (2004).  Mathematics Teaching and Learning Beliefs Manual, http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/CRMSE/IMAP/pubs.html.
 
Content Instrument
 
Philipp, R. A., & Sowder, J., Principal Investigators (2003).  Mathematics Content Instrument and Manual http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/CRMSE/IMAP/pubs.html.

Courses Taught

TE  910A: Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School (Methods)
TE  914: Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School (Methods)
TE  903: Secondary School Student Teaching Seminar
TE  610A: Seminar in Mathematics Education -- Elementary School
TE  613: Seminar in Mathematics Education -- Secondary School
TE  511:  Diagnosis and Remediation of Difficulties in Mathematics
MathEd 603: Seminar in Research in Mathematics Learning and Instruction
MathEd 604: Seminar in Curriculum and Evaluation issues in Mathematics
MathEd 605: Research on the Teaching and Learning of Algebra
ED  690: Procedures of Investigation and Report          
TE 600: Curriculum Development in Education
TE 795A: Master's Seminar, I
TE 795B: Master's Seminar, II
MATH 210: Number Systems in Elementary Mathematics
MathEd 212: Children's Mathematical Thinking

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