Ruth Heaton


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Ruth Heaton

William, Mary, Mollie & Margaret Gilmartin Professor

1994 Ph.D., Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy, Michigan State University
1987 M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Vermont
1979 B.A., Elementary Education, University of Minnesota

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Areas of Expertise:

    Math Education

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award (OTICA), University of Nebraska System, April 2006.Gold Star Award, Lincoln Public Schools Foundation, April 2005.2004, People Who Inspire, Mortar Board Society, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2002, Alpha Chi Sorority, Professor of the Year, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2002, Certificate of Recognition for Contribution to Students, The Parents Association and The Teaching Council, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2001, Exemplary Practices in Teacher Preparation2001, Donald R. and Mary Lee Swanson Award for Teaching Excellence, Teachers College, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1998, Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, Research Council, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1995, Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, College of Education, Michigan State University1994, Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, College of Education, Michigan State University1990, Professional Excellence Award, College of Education, Michigan State University1987, Outstanding Vermont Teacher Award, College of Education and Social Services, University of Vermont
Experience
1995 to present, Professor, Department of Teaching, Learning & Teacher Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1996, Graduate faculty member, Center for Curriculum and Instruction, Teachers College, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1993-1995, Research associate, Communication In and About School Mathematics, Michigan State University/University of Michigan1992-1993, Research assistant, Communication In and About School Mathematics, Michigan State University1988-1995, Research assistant, The California Study of Elementary Mathematics and The Educational Policy and Practice Study, Michigan State University1992, Research assistant, A Study of the Practices of Teaching and Learning Authentic Mathematics for Understanding in School, Michigan State University1990-1991, Teaching assistant, Department of Teacher Education, Michigan State University1989-1992, Research assistant, Mathematics and Teaching through Hypermedia Project, Michigan State University1989-1990, Elementary mathematics teacher, Spartan Village Elementary School, East Lansing, MI1984-1988, Elementary classroom teacher, Morristown Elementary School, Morrisville, VT1981-1984, Elementary classroom teacher, John F. Kennedy Schule, Berlin, Germany1979-1981, Elementary classroom teacher, Rosemount Elementary School, Rosemount, MN
Memberships
Mathematical Association of America (MAA)American Educational Research Association (AERA)Special Interest Group/Research in Mathematics Education of AERA (SIG/RME)National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)Nebraska Association of Teachers of Mathematics (NATM)