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Siobahn Young

Cohort: 2013

Contact

youngs@udel.edu

Advisor(s):

  • Anne Morris

Assistantship

  • School of Education

Specialization(s):

Mathematics Education

Research Interest(s)

Systems of continuous improvement

Siobahn Young

Siobahn Young holds both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mathematics. Throughout her PhD program, she became interested in two main research areas: transfer of learning and systems of continuous improvement. Young conducted her second year qualifying study in the area of transfer, where she investigated the influence that learning integration had on AP high school calculus students’ understandings of derivatives. She is currently studying the system of continuous improvement in place for the elementary mathematics content courses for pre service teachers at UD. Her study focuses on what aspects of this system lead to reduced variation in instruction across different instructors. Young’s long term research interests include how continuous improvement cycles work in education, what makes these systems successful and unsuccessful, and how to implement these kinds of systems with K-16 teachers successfully.

Dissertation

Analyzing Variation of Instruction in a System of Continuous Improvement

Education

  • B.S. in Mathematics, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
  • M.S. in Mathematics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Selected Professional Experience

  • Research Assistant, School of Education, University of Delaware.Understanding the Effects of Mathematics Teacher Preparation on the Quality of Classroom Teaching and Students’ Learning (2015–2016)
  • Research Assistant, School of Education, University of Delaware. Investigating the Backward Transfer Effects of Calculus Students’ Knowledge of Derivatives (2014–2015)
  • Research Assistant, School of Education, University of Delaware. Elementary Pre-Service Mathematics Teachers Making the Transition from Formal to Early Algebra (2015)
  • Research Assistant, Department of Mathematics, University of Delaware. Aligning Secondary Mathematics Teacher Education Programs with the Common Core–An Emphasis on Mathematical Modeling (2013)
  • Research Assistant, Department of Mathematics, University of Delaware. Mathematical Discourse in Geometry (M-DIG)(2012)
  • Intern, Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. Application of Mathematical “Lumping” Analysis to Investigate Toxicity of Gasoline (2010)

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Professional Development Award, University of Delaware (2015)
  • Graduate Scholars Assistantship (2014–2015)
  • Graduate Scholars Award, University of Delaware (2014)
  • Baxtor-Sloyer Graduate Teaching Award, University of Delaware (2013)
  • Summa Cum Laude, graduating with honors, Rowan University  (2011)
  • Nomination for Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Delaware (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Achievement in Mathematics for being recognized as a member of the Putnam Exam Math Team, Rowan University (2011)
  • Certificate of Recognition of outstanding accomplishments and contributions for disciplinary research/creative project, North Carolina State University (2010)

Publications

  • Hohensee, C., & Young, S. (2015). “Elementary mathematics pre-service teachers’ consequential transitions from formal to early algebra.” In T. Fukawa-Connelly, N. Infante, K. Keene, and M. Zandieh (Eds.), Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (pp. 603-608). Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Hohensee, C., & Young, S. (2015). “Elementary Pre-Service Teachers’ Turbulent and Smooth Transitions to Early Algebra.” Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Young, S. (2015). “Investigating backward transfer effects in calculus students.” In T. Fukawa-Connelly, N. Infante, K. Keene, and M. Zandieh (Eds.), Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (pp. 1063-1065). Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Young, S. (2015). “Investigating backward transfer effects in calculus students. Manuscript submitted for publication.”

Presentations

  • Young, S. (2015 April). “Investigating Backward Transfer Effects in Calculus Students.” Presentation at the University of Delaware’s Graduate Student Research Forum, Newark, DE.
  • Young, S. (2015 April). “Investigating Backward Transfer Effects in Calculus Students.” Presentation at the University of Delaware College of Education and Human Development’s Steele Symposium, Newark, DE.
  • Hohensee, C. & Young, S. (2015 February). “Elementary Mathematics Pre-Service Teachers’ Consequential Transitions from Formal to Early Algebra.” Presentation at the Research on Undergraduate Mathematics Education Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Young, S. (2015 February). “Investigating Backward Transfer Effects in Calculus Students.” Presentation at the Research on Undergraduate Mathematics Education Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Young, S. & Cates, S (2012 August). “Mathematical Tools to Scaffold Proof.” Presentation at the University of Delaware’s Graduate Student Summer Symposium, Newark, DE.
  • Young, S. & Ford, M (2010 July). “The Toxicity of Gasoline.” Presentation at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Raleigh, NC.