School of Education
School of Education
Investigating Backward Transfer Effects in the Context of Instructional Activities About Linear and Quadratic Functions
Crystal Collier is a Ph.D. in Education student specializing in Mathematics Education in the School of Education at the University of Delaware. Her research interests include student engagement and student attitudes toward math education focusing on the impact of increased personal relevance to the student. She is also interested in computational mathematical performance as relates to a deepening conceptual understanding by the student.
Crystal graduated from Florida A&M University in 2001 with a B.S. in Actuarial Science and, after some time in the insurance industry, decided to pursue education as a career. In 2011, she was awarded a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship and earned an M.A.T. from the University of Indianapolis in 2013. From 2012 to 2016, she taught secondary math at Ben Davis University, an early college high school, and from 2018 to 2020, taught courses in finite math and algebra at the University of Indianapolis.
- M.A.T., Secondary Mathematics, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, 2013
- B.S., Actuarial Science, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, 2001
Recent Professional Experience
- Graduate Research Assistant, School of Education, University of Delaware, 2020–present
- Associate Adjunct Professor, Mathematics, University of Indianapolis, 2018–2020
- Manager, Underwriting Assistants Group, Protective Insurance, Indianapolis, IN, 2016–2018
- Adjunct Professor, Mathematics, University of Indianapolis, 2015
- Mathematics Teacher, Ben Davis University High School, Indianapolis, IN, 2012–2016
- Summer School Teacher, Lutherwood Academy, Indianapolis, IN, 2012
Honors and Awards
- Ben Davis University Teacher of the Year, Ben Davis University High School, 2014
- Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, 2011
- Collier, C. (2018). Interest in interest. In J. Lee and E. G. Galindo (Eds.), Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships: Making Mathematics Come Alive with Project-based Learning. (pp. 53–72). National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
- Lee, J., and Collier, C. (2015). Designing Rubrics for Project Based Learning [Video]. Sage Video Tutorials.
- Lee, J., and Collier, C. (2015). Preparing a Unit for Project Based Learning [Video]. Sage Video Tutorials.
- Lee, J., and Collier, C. (2015). Secondary Math [Video]. Sage Video Tutorials.
- Collier, C. and Gardner, L. (2013, spring). Teaching Exponents and Logarithms in the Context of Buying a Car. Indiana Mathematics Teacher, 1–6.
- Collier, C., Lee, J. (2014, October). Pimp My Ride: Project-Based Learning (PBL) In Action. Presented at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
- Panelist (2014, April). Educators in Charge: What Educators Want From Classroom Technology. ASU-GSV Summit, Scottsdale, AZ
- Collier, C., (2013, October). The Blank Worksheet Workshop. Presented at Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Indianapolis, IN.
- Lee, J., Collier, C. (2012, October). Pimp My Ride: An Algebra 2 PBL Unit. Presented at Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Indianapolis, IN.
- Lee, J., Bruner, B., Collier, C., and Siereveld, S. (2011, November). Effectively Starting and Closing a Lesson with Meaning: Making the Connection. Presented at Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Indianapolis, IN.