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Carole Greenes

Prior to joining ASU in October 2007, Carole Greenes was Professor of Mathematics Education at Boston University. In the University’s School of Education, she held academic and administrative positions of increasing responsibility. She served as Assistant Dean for the Boston University-Chelsea Partnership Project, Dean of Overseas Programs, and then Associate Dean for Research, Development and Advanced Academic Programs. At ASU, she served as Dean of the School of Educational Innovation and Teacher Preparation before assessing her current position in February 2009. Greenes has authored more than 70 articles and 300 books and programs for students in pre-kindergarten through Grade 12, for college students, and for teachers. Among those publications are “Groundworks: Algebraic Thinking,” “Algebraic Readiness,” “Problem Solving Think Tanks,” and “Zupelz, a Game of Logical Reasoning.” She was editor of the National Council of Teachers (NCTM) 2008 “Yearbook on Algebra and Algebraic Thinking in School Mathematics,” member of the NCTM steering committee for the Navigations Series, and editor of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) “Monograph Series for Leaders in Mathematics Education.”

Currently, Greenes serves as Principal Investigator for the NSF-funded project, “Prime the Pipeline Project: Putting Knowledge to Work.” The goals of the project are to 1) enhance high school students’ interest and achievement in STEM courses so they will pursue study of these fields in college, and 2) update math and science high school teachers’ knowledge of STEM applications and of career preparation for STEM fields. She also is PI for the CK-12 Foundation-Funded Development of “Algebraic Reasoning Modules” to prepare prekindergarten through grade 8 students for study of Algebra I.

Greenes is a member of several advisory boards, including Upward Bound, Mathematics Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools, and the University Public Schools, Inc. In addition, she is a member of several professional organizations specifically relating to mathematics, science, technology, or education. Greenes is a former president of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics. In 2003, she was inducted into the Massachusetts Mathematics Educators Hall of Fame. When she is not working, she enjoys playing the piano and writing lyrics. She has three ballads ready to be released. She has written and performed three Mathematics Musical Mysteries as well as two musicals relating mathematics to history. Greenes earned her Doctor of Education degree in mathematics education from Boston University and a bachelor of arts in English studies and music from the University of Michigan.