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Judith F. McVarish, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Curriculum and Instruction
PhD, Educational Studies, Lesley University
MEd, Mathematics Education, Lesley College
BS, Elementary Education, Bridgewater College
BA, Liberal Arts, Marietta College
Judith McVarish, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at St. John’s University. For over three decades, Dr. McVarish has been in the mathematics education field, as a teacher, tutor, staff developer, and college professor. McVarish’s particular research interests include: self assessment, how teachers and students develop and assess their mathematics understanding and how the after school setting can be utilized to increase elementary students' mathematics engagement and learning. Recent publications have been focused in the areas of self assessment in higher education, urban teacher beliefs about obstacles to effective mathematics teaching, and how to help children develop the capacity to pose problems as well as solve them. She is Director of In Addition: A St. John’s After School Mathematics Program in which students and their parents build mathematical confidence and competence by framing questions they wonder about into investigations. Judith is author of Where’s the Wonder in Elementary Math? New York. Routledge Publishers (2008) and Co-author with Catherine Milne of Teacher Educators Rethink Self-Assessment in Higher Education: A guide for the perplexed. Peter Lang Publishing, Inc. (2014)

Research Interests

After School Math Project Self-Assessment Student Engagement in Mathematics Parent Involvement

Courses Taught

EDU
101
INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION
EDU
1006
METHODS OF TEACHING MATH
EDU
7195
TEACHING & LEARNING: CHILDHOOD
EDU
7891
INDEPENDENT STUDY - CURR & INS