Doctoral Fellowship for Excellence
Kateri Sternberg is a Ph.D. in Education candidate specializing in Mathematics Education at the University of Delaware. Her current research interests focus on how pre-service teachers develop equity-oriented beliefs about teaching mathematics. Her dissertation focuses on how these beliefs are influenced during elementary student teaching placements. She currently serves as the Graduate Student Representative for the Pennsylvania Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.
Prior to UD, Kateri earned a B.S. in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Scranton. She then taught middle school mathematics in McAllen, TX as a member of the Alliance for Catholic Education while pursuing her M.Ed. from the University of Notre Dame.
- B.A./B.S., Major, University, City, State, Year of Graduation
- M.Ed., Education, University of Notre Dame, 2019
- B.S., Mathematics & Philosophy, University of Scranton, 2017
- Instructor, School of Education, University of Delaware, 2022-2023
- Graduate Research Assistant, School of Education, University of Delaware, 2019-2022
- Math Teacher, AmeriCorps Alliance for Catholic Education Teaching Fellow, Our Lady of Sorrows School, 2017-2019
- Teaching Assistant, Department of Psychology, University of Scranton, 2016-2017
- Undergraduate Researcher, Mathematics Department, Kansas State University, 2015
Recent Honors and Awards
- Doctoral Fellowship for Excellence, University of Delaware, 2023-2024
- Dean’s Scholar, University of Delaware School of Education, 2019-Present
- First Prize, Graduate Student Poster, University of Delaware Steele Symposium, 2021
Litke, E., Corven, J., & Sternberg, K. A. (2023). Algebra-focused features of instruction: an integrated investigation of curricular guidance and instructional enactment. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 1-30. doi: 10.1007/s10857-023-09573-8
Sternberg, K. A. (2021). Middle school math pre-service teachers and ability-based course assignment: experiences, beliefs, and dispositions. In Olanoff, D., Johnson, K., & Spitzer, S. (Eds.) Proceedings of the forty-third annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Philadelphia, PA.
Sternberg, K. Designing a Survey to Understand Teachers’ Beliefs about Equity in Teaching Math. Pennsylvania Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators’ 17th annual symposium, Shippensburg, PA. May 2023
Sternberg, K. Preservice Teachers’ Dispositions toward Detracking Mathematics: Four Cases of Future Middle School Math Teachers. Paper presentation. Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, New Orleans, LA. February 2023
Sternberg, K. Detracking Mathematics: Middle School Pre-Service Teachers’ Experiences and Beliefs. Pennsylvania Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators’ 16th annual symposium, Shippensburg, PA. May 2022.
Sternberg, K. A., Litke, E., & Hiebert, J. Mathematics Coaches’ Perspectives on Professional Development Experiences. Paper presentation, American Education Research Association, San Diego, CA. April 2022
Sternberg, K. A. Middle School Math Pre-Service Teachers’ Experiences with and Beliefs about Ability-Based Course Assignment. Poster, Steele Symposium, University of Delaware, Newark, DE. April 2021. First Prize, Graduate Student Poster.
Litke, E., & Sternberg, K. A. Supporting Incremental Improvement in Algebra Teaching: A Professional Development Approach. Paper presentation. Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (virtual). February 2021.
Sternberg, K. Discovering Desmos. Rio Grande Valley Council of Teachers of Mathematics Fall Conference, Edinburg, TX. November 2018.
Sternberg, K., Smith, J., Reaker, A., & Comuniello, F. Your Body Speaks, Just Listen! How Teachers’ Gestures Affect Student Learning. Paper presentation. ACE Teaching Fellows Conference. South Bend, IN. July 2018.
Owens, M. & Sternberg, K. Mission Success: A Graphical Representation of the Resistance. Paper presentation. Misericordia University Conference on Mathematics and Games, Dallas, PA. April 2016.
Byrd, W. B, Gerych, W. L., & Sternberg, K. A. Refining Cellular Automatic Updating Rules to Model Mean Curvature Flow. Paper presentation. SUMaR 2015 Final Conference. Manhattan, KS. July 2015.