## Peter Glidden

**Education**

- Ph.D., Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
- M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
- B.A., College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio.
- Private Candidate, 1975-1976, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland.

**Research Interests**

- Mathematics Education
- Mathematical Cognition
- Curriculum

### Professional Experience

- Department of Mathematics, West Chester University. West Chester, Pennsylvania.
*Chair*, (2015 – )*Professor of Mathematics Education*. (2010 – )*Associate Professor of Mathematics.*(2000 – 2010)*Assistant Professor of Mathematics.*(1995 – 2000)

- College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois.
*Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education*. 1988-1995 - Massachusetts Rating Bureaus, Boston, Massachusetts.
*Actuarial Assistant*1987-1988 - Universidad de Atacama, Copiapo, Chile.
*Visiting Professor of Mathematics*. 1985. - Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
*Instructor*. Department of Mathematics and Science Education (1984-1987).*Senior Programmer/ Analyst*. Center for Computing and Information Management Systems. (1983-1984).*Student Data Base Coordinator*. Office of the Associate Dean. (1982-1983).*Administrative Assistant and Programmer*. Office of the Provost. (1981-1982).

- United States Peace Corps, Gaborone, Botswana.
*Peace Corps Volunteer Mathematics Teacher*. Mater Spei College, Francistown, Botswana. 1977-1980

### Selected Publications

- Glidden, P. L. (2008). Prospective elementary teachers’ understanding of order of
operations.
*School Science and Mathematics, 108,*130-136 - Glidden, P. L. (2002). Build your own fraction computer!
*Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School,**8*, 204 – 208. - Glidden, P. L. (2001). Beyond the golden ratio: A calculator- based investigation.
*Mathematics Teacher, 94,*138 - 144*.* - Glidden, P. L. (1996). Will the pendulum of reform swing too far?
*Mathematics Teacher, 89,*450-451. - Fry, E. K. & Glidden, P. L. (1996). Illustrating mathematical connections: A geometric
proof of Euler's Theorem.
*Mathematics Teacher, 89,*62-65. - Glidden, P. L. (1996). Mathematics teachers’ reasons for instructional decisions:
Beyond issues of central control. paper presented at the 1996 Annual Meeting of the
British Educational Research Association, University of Lancaster September 12th-15th
1996. Educati
*on-line <http://www.leeds.ac.uk/educol/documents/00001214.htm>*. - Glidden, P. L. (1995).
*Mathematica*-based mathematics for elementary teachers: The role of student attitudes and beliefs in an experimental course.*Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 3,*189-204*.* - Glidden, P. L. (1994).
*Mathematica*-based mathematics for elementary teachers: An experimental course.*1994 Technology and Teacher Education Annual.* - Glidden, P. L., & Fry. E. K. (1994) Developing a Framework for a fine-grained computational theory of algebra learning. ED 362-540. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, 15 April 1993.
- Glidden, P. L. (1994). "The effects of central control on classroom practice." Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, 14 April 1993.
- Glidden, P. L., & Fry, E. K. (1993). Illustrating mathematical connections: Two proofs
that there are only five regular polyhedra.
*Mathematics Teacher*,*86*, 657-667. - Glidden, P. L. (1993). Using the secant method to approximate roots of an equation.
*School Science and Mathematics*,*93*, 5-8. - Glidden, P. L. (1992). The loss of accuracy: Pitfalls and implications for mathematics
instruction.
*Mathematics Teacher*,*85*, 711-715. - Glidden, P. L. (1992). How national examinations can benefit students
**and**teachers.*Mathematics Teacher*,*85*, 610-611. - Glidden, P. L. (1991). Towards developing a model of mathematics learning: Modeling
knowledge restructuring in learning school algebra. In R. Lewis & S. Otsuki (Eds.),
*Advanced research on computers in education*. Amsterdam: Elsevier. - Glidden, P. L. (1991). Teachers' reasons for instructional decisions.
*Mathematics Teacher*,*84,*610-614. - Glidden, P. L. (1991). A mathematics educator's response to "Teaching mathematics
without a coherent point of view."
*Journal of Curriculum Studies*,*23,*133-139. - Glidden, P. L. (1990). From finite graphs to matrices.
*Mathematics Teacher,**83,*127-134. - Glidden, P. L. (1994). The effects of central control on classroom practice. In I.
Westbury, C. Etherington, L. Sozniak, & S. Baker (Eds.),
*Towards improved mathematics education: Analysis of the second international mathematics study data*. Norwood, NJ: Ablex. - Glidden, P. L. (1990). Content representation in college algebra: Summary report.
In I. Westbury & K. Travers (Eds.),
*Second international mathematics study: Studies*. College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. - Glidden, P. L. (1990). Content representation in college algebra: Technical appendix.
In I. Westbury & K. Travers (Eds.),
*Second international mathematics study: Technical appendix*. College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

### Selected Grants

- 1994 State of Illinois Inservice Workshops in Teaching Problem Solving in the Elementary
Grades and Using
*Mathematica*to Explore the Teaching of Calculus & Precalculus. - Educational Technologies Board, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mathematics
as a Laboratory Course: Developing
*Mathematica™*-based Courseware for Preservice ElementaryTeachers. - 1993 State of Illinois Institutes on Calculus for Teachers: Visual Mathematics--Computer
Graphics in the Classroom and Using
*Mathematica*to Explore the Teaching of Calculus & Precalculus. - 1992 State of Illinois Workshops on Calculus for Teachers: History and Pedagogy and
Using
*Mathematica*to Explore the Teaching of Calculus & Precalculus. - 1991 State of Illinois Workshops in Probability & Statistics and Mathematical Modeling & Discrete Mathematics.
- 1990 State of Illinois Workshops in Probability & Statistics and Mathematical Modeling.

### Selected Refereed Talks

- “Build Your Own Fraction Computer!” NCTM 81st Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. April 2003.
- “Mathematics Teachers’ Reasons for Instructional Decisions: Beyond Issues of Central Control.” British Educational Research Association. Annual Meeting. Lancaster, England, 12 September 1996.
- "The Effects of Central Control on Novice Teachers' Instructional Decisions." American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, 6 April 1994.
- "The Promise of a New Research Paradigm for Mathematics Education." American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, 4 April 1994.
- "Mathematica-Based Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: An Experimental Course." Society for Technology and Teacher Education. Washington, DC, 19 March 1994.
- "A Framework for a Fine-Grained Computational Theory of Algebra Learning." American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, 15 April 1993.
- "The Effects of Central Control on Classroom Practice." American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, 14 April 1993.
- "Mathematical Modeling in the Middle Grades: Explorations in Discrete Mathematics." National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference. Baltimore, Maryland, 31 October 1991.
- "Discrete Mathematics in School Mathematics." School Science and Mathematics Association National Convention. Cincinnati, Ohio, 12 October 1990.
- "Towards Developing a Model of Mathematics Learning: Modeling Knowledge Restructuring in Learning School Algebra." International Conference on Advanced Research on Computers in Education. Tokyo, Japan, 19 July 1990.
- "Content Representation in College Algebra." Second International Mathematics Study Conference on Secondary Data Analysis. Institute for Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2 February 1989.