Kelley Buchheister Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education

My research and teaching focus on enhancing students’ thinking and reasoning in early mathematics by developing practicing and prospective teachers’ understanding of the cultural contexts of learning and constructing appropriately challenging environments that provide the greatest opportunity for all students to achieve high-quality experiences in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines. Furthermore, through my research, I, along with my colleagues, closely examine the role of culturally relevant pedagogy and teacher beliefs in educational experiences and have prioritized equity and cultural contexts of learning as fundamental elements of early educational experiences. 

LAB: Leveraging Early Education: Advancing Research in Nebraska (LEARN)