Department of Curriculum and Instruction
DeAnn Huinker is director of the Center for Mathematics and Science Education Research (CMSER). She teaches courses in mathematics education with emphasis on current issues and research on teaching and learning at the elementary and middle school levels. In addition, Huinker is principal investigator for the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership, a $20 million 5-year grant from the National Science Foundation that works to improve teaching and learning of mathematics in Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) and teacher preparation at UWM and Milwaukee Area Technical School.
She is actively involved with MPS and directing Wisconsin ESEA Title II grants on the development of teacher leaders for elementary school mathematics, and on content-focused induction support of beginning elementary teachers in mathematics and science. She conducts research and writes about mathematics teaching, children's learning of mathematics, and preparation of teachers of mathematics.
Huinker is chair of the pre-K-2 assessment sampler task force for the national Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Her professional work has included serving as program chair for the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, chair of the Editorial Panel of Teaching Children Mathematics, president of the Milwaukee Area Mathematics Council, and journal editor of Wisconsin Teachers of Mathematics. Huinker earned her M.A. from the University of Northern Iowa and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.