The Center for Mathematics and Science Education Research (CMSER) coordinates research, teacher education, curriculum development and implementation, and dissemination efforts in mathematics and science education, and fosters rich partnerships with educational institutions and organizations throughout the Milwaukee metropolitan area.

About the Center

The Center for Mathematics and Science Education Research (CMSER), founded in 1985, works to advance the Milwaukee Idea and the urban mission of University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee by:

  • Coordinating research, teacher education, curriculum development and implementation, and dissemination efforts in mathematics and science education.
  • Fostering rich partnerships with educational institutions and organizations throughout the Milwaukee metropolitan area.
  • Focusing attention on the issues of teaching and learning mathematics and science from preschool through college.

CMSER Partnerships

Many different partnerships have added to the value of the work of the Center for Mathematics and Science Education Research. Some of those partnerships include:

Mathematics Teacher Leadership Cohort

Note: This cohort is still accepting applications. You can join the cohort in progress and we will work with you to adjust the program to fit your needs.

If interested, please contact Peggy Kuhnz, kuhnzpa@uwm.edu with questions or to schedule an individual conversation with Dr. DeAnn Huinker.

Deepen your mathematical knowledge for teaching and strengthen your use of research-informed, high-leverage teaching practices in a cohort-based program at one of the nation’s top research universities. Earn a master’s degree, graduate certificate, or both!

Masters Cohort in Mathematics Teacher Leadership (PDF)

Masters Cohort in Mathematics Teacher Leadership Information Session (PDF)

Program Information Sessions

Please reach out to Peggy Kuhnz, kuhnzpa@uwm.edu with questions about the program.

Contact CMSER

Center Directors

Dr. DeAnn Huinker
Director
Department of Teaching & Learning
huinker@uwm.edu

Dr. Kevin McLeod
Assistant Director
Department of Mathematical Sciences
kevinm@uwm.edu

Faculty and Staff Associates

Dr. Craig Berg
Department of Teaching & Learning
caberg@uwm.edu

Elizabeth Cutter
Center for Mathematics and Science Education Research
emcutter@uwm.edu

Elizabeth Daniel
Center for Mathematics and Science Education Research
danielm@uwm.edu

Joseph Giera
Center for Mathematics and Science Education Research
jdgiera@uwm.edu

Nicole Hawkins
Center for Mathematics and Science Education Research
hawkin49@uwm.edu

Melissa Hedges
Center for Mathematics and Science Education Research
mhedges@uwm.edu

Dr. Henry Kepner
Department of Teaching & Learning
kepner@uwm.edu

Dr. Tracy Posnanski
Department of Teaching & Learning
tjp@uwm.edu

Danielle Robinson
Center for Mathematics and Science Education Research
robin483@uwm.edu

Jenny Sagrillo
Center for Mathematics and Science Education Research
sagrillo@uwm.edu

Beth Schefelker
Center for Mathematics and Science Education Research
beth@uwm.edu

Alicia Socha
Center for Mathematics and Science Education Research
asocha@uwm.edu

Dr. Michael Steele
Department of Teaching & Learning
steelem@uwm.edu

Center Staff

Peggy Kuhnz
Associate Administrative Program Specialist
kuhnzpa@uwm.edu