The MSMME faculty is experienced in designing and delivering high-quality online coursework and professional development for a wide variety of mathematics teacher audiences.  The faculty shares responsibility for designing and delivering all coursework in the MSMME program. The MSMME coordinator administers the program and advises students. On occasion, other MSU or visiting faculty are invited to teach on-campus courses. Experienced instructors also contribute to teaching online courses.

MSU's mathematics education group is one of the largest mathematics education faculties in the Northwest. They are active at national and state levels and have a proven track record in providing state-of-the-art professional development opportunities for mathematics teachers. Ongoing research and professional development projects conducted by the mathematics education faculty and doctoral students provide a dynamic environment in which to pursue a Master of Science degree. Faculty contact information and research interests are listed below.

Elizabeth Burroughs


Dr. Burroughs’s research interests: making connections between the mathematics that pre-service teachers study as undergraduates and the mathematics they teach in schools; mathematical modeling across grades K-12; equitable access to mathematics in K-12, undergraduate, and graduate settings.

Mary Alice Carlson

Assistant Professor

Dr. Carlson's research interests: teacher learning and teacher change; mathematics teacher leadership; teacher professional development; mathematical modeling in grades K-8.

Jennifer Luebeck (MSMME Coordinator)


Dr. Luebeck's research interests: developing innovative tools and frameworks for the preparation and ongoing support of K-12 mathematics teachers in school-based settings; professional development for rural teachers; design and delivery of effective online and blended learning in mathematics.

Megan Wickstrom

Assistant Professor

Dr. Wickstrom's research interests: pre-service elementary teachers’ mathematical content knowledge; supporting and investigating teachers’ applications of research into practice; teaching and learning of mathematical modeling across K-12; mathematical tasks and teaching practices that support access and equity.

Instructional Faculty

  • Patricia Baltzley, Morgan State University, MD
  • Maurice Burke, MSU-Bozeman (emeritus)
  • Lawrence Dewey, Peninsula College, WA
  • Eric Humberger, Bozeman Public Schools
  • Philip Kaatz, Mesalands College, NM


Updated on: 03/27/2015.