Gonzalez, Lidia

Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor
Math & Computer Science

Phone: 718-262-2551
Office Location: AC-2C07D
lgonzalez@york.cuny.edu

Office Hours  
By Appointment  Contact me via e-mail as needed 
   

Education

Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  CUNY Graduate Center  Urban Education  2008 
MPhil  CUNY Graduate Center  Urban Education  2007 
MA  New York University  Mathematics Education  1999 
BS  New York University  Mathematics Education  1997 
Dr. Lidia Gonzalez holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Mathematics Education from New York University after which she worked for seven years as a mathematics teacher at Washington Irving HS, a comprehensive public school in NYC. She earned a Ph.D. in Urban Education from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2008. Dr. Gonzalez’s research interests focus broadly on the teaching and learning of mathematics with the aim of improving the educational experiences of urban youth. More specifically she is interested in teaching of mathematics for social justice, mathematics identity and professional development/teacher training. She is currently working on a study of the development of mathematical identity among college students as well as on a study of the impact of the MAA and AAUW-funded York Tensor Scholars Program that she directs. Dr. Gonzalez is enjoying her work at York College.

Areas of Expertise

Mathematics Education - specifically, grades 9-12 & urban settings
Teacher Education/Professional Development in mathematics
Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice - includes issues of equity & diversity

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Babaali, P. & Gonzalez, L.. "A quantitative analysis of the relationship between an online homework system and student achievement in Precalculus." International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology.. 23 pages Accepted Pending Revisions: .

Gonzalez, L. "The License Plate Challenge." Journal of Recreational Mathematics. 37(2) 2012: 122-131.

Gellert, L. & Gonzalez, L. "Teacher collaboration: Implications for new mathematics teachers." Current Issues in Education. 14(1) 2011: 1-38.

Foote, M., Brantlinger, B., Haydar, Hanna, Smith, B., & Gonzalez, L. "Are we supporting teacher success: Insights from an alternative route mathematics teacher certification program for urban public schools." Education and Urban Society. 43(3) 2011: 396-425.

Gonzalez, L. "Raising standards while lowering the bar: Implications of the structure and scoring of the NYS Math Regents Exams." Mathematics Teachers' Journal. 60(2) 2010: 55-57.

Gonzalez. L. "Developing pre-service elementary school teachers' conceptual understanding of addition and subtraction: An exercise in base 4." Mathematics Teaching Research Journal. 3(3) August 2009: 70-85.

Gonzalez, L. "Teaching math for social justice: Reflections on a community of practice for high school math teachers." Journal of Urban Mathematics Education. 2(1) Spring/Summer 2009: 22-51.

Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

Gonzalez, L. "Social justice in math professional development? Problems and possibilities raised by a research-based community of practice for urban high school math teachers." It takes a University: Bridging Practice and Research in Urban Education: Proceedings from the 2009 Inaugural CUNY Education Conference. April 24, 2009: 12.

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Gonzalez, L.. "Challenging homophobia in the classroom: Lessons from two students." Rethinking Sexism, Gender and Sexuality (working title). Book to be published by Rethinking Schools (forthcoming: 5 pages).

Gonzalez, L. "Chp. 9 - Valuing the Process: Working with Teachers Around Mathematics for Social Justice." Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice: Conversations with Educators. Anita A. Wager and David W. Stinson (Eds.) 2012: 127-143.

Monographs in Field Of Expertise

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Theory and Activities around Math for Social Justice: An introduction (Gonzalez, L.) " forthcoming: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference and Exposition; Houston, TX.

" Activities for Undergraduate Students in Mathematics and Computer Science: Two Programs (Gonzalez, L.) " January 2014: Joint Mathematics Meeting; Baltimore, MD.

" Challenging the Under-representation of women in mathematics: The York Tensor Scholars Program (Gonzalez, L.) " January 2014: Joint Mathematics Meeting; Baltimore, MD.

" A Quantitative Analysis of the Relationship between an Online Homework System and Student Achievement (Babaali, P & Gonzalez, L.) " May 2013: CUNY CUE Conference; New York, NY.

" Successful Grant Writing (Gonzalez, L.) " May 2013: Provost Conversations on Research and Scholarship at York College; Jamaica, NY.

" The Mathematics of Inclusion: Challenging the underrepresentation of women in mathematics through a mathematics circle (Gonzalez, L.) " March 2013: CUNY Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Conference; New York, NY.

" The Mathematics of Inclusion: An Exploration of the York Tensor Scholars Program (Gonzalez, L.) " February 2013: Ethnography in Education Research Forum; Philadelphia, PA.

" Flipping - Turning the Classroom Inside Out (Davidson, E. , Alexandre, M. & Gonzalez, Lidia) " November 2012: Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at York College; Jamaica, NY.

" Teaching Teachers Mathematics for Social Justice (Gonzalez, L.) " April 2012: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Research Pre-session; Philadelphia, PA.

" The Mathematics of Inclusion: An Exploration into the York Tensor Scholars Program (Gonzalez, L.) " October 2011: National Network for Educational Renewal; HArtford, CT.

" Alternative Assessments in Mathematics (Gonzalez, L.) " October 2011: 4th Annual Day of Assessment at York College Poster Session; Jamaica, NY.

" Stop the Whining! Effective Grading Practices that Increase Clarity and Decrease Aggravation for Everyone (Gonzalez, L.) " April 2011: Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at York College; Jamaica, NY.

" Proofs at the high school level: Moving beyond two columns (Gonzalez, L.) " March 2011: Long Island Mathematics Conference (Limacon); SUNY Old Westbury, NY.

" Engaging teachers in the study of mathematics for social justice (Gonzalez, L.) " February 2011: American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education; San Diego, CA.

" Teaching mathematics for social justice: Reflections on a community of practice for mathematics teachers (Gonzalez, L.) " May 2010: American Educational Research Association; Denver, CO.

" Promoting access, agency and equity: The case in favor of math for social justice (Gonzalez, L.) " October 2010: National Network for Educational Renewal; Normal, IL.

" Exploring urban mathematics teachers' engagement with and resistance to critical pedagogy (Gonzalez, L. & Brantlinger, A.) " May 2010: American Educational Research Association; Denver, CO.

" Teacher identity and math for social justice: Reflections on a community of practice (Gonzalez, L.) " February 2010: Provost Lecture Series at York College; Jamaica, NY.

" Examining the intersections between math for social justice, equity and teacher development (Gonzalez, L.) " January 2010: Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators; Irvine, CA.

" The education of prospective teacher educators; Member of an invited expert study panel (Gonzalez, L.) " October 2009: National Network for Educational Renewal; Bellevue, WA.

" Instructional interventions and equity: Lessons and implications from our work in math for social justice (Gonzalez, L. & Brantlinger, A.) " February 2009: Ethnography in Education Research Forum; Philadelphia, PA.

" Supporting new teachers through peer collaboration: Two case studies (Gonzalez, L., Gellert, L. & Michelli, N.) " 2008: National Network for Educational Renewal; Arlington, TX.

" Teaching math for social justice: Reflections on a community of practice aimed at preparing teachers in this area (Gonzalez, L.) " 2008: Emerging Scholars in Education Conference; CUNY Graduate Center, NY.

" Peer collaboration as a way of supporting new urban mathematics teachers (Gonzalez, L.) " 2008: MetroMath Reseach Synposium; Princeton, NJ.

" Are we supporting teacher success: The case of alternatively certified urban math teachers (Foote, M., Smith, B. & Gonzalez, L.) " 2008: MetroMath Research Symposium; Princeton, NJ.

" In the classrooms of alternatively certified teachers: A set of case studies (Gonzalez, L., Henry, S., Fleshman, P. & Meagher, M.) " 2008: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education; New Orleans, LA.

" Mathematics teachers as agents of change: Reflections on teacher identity, social justice and the development of a critical high school mathematics curricular unit (Gonzalez, L.) " February 2008: Ethnography in Education Research Forum; Philadelphia, PA.

" Can the teaching of mathematics be a vehicle for social justice? Examining a philosophy to practice issue (Michelli, N., Brantlinger, A., Gonzalez, L., Cooley, L. & Jacobowitz, T.) " 2007: National Network for Educational Renewal; Charleston, WV.

" Social Justice in/through math education: A review of the literature, implications for educators and possible next steps (Gonzalez, L.) " April 2007: Creating Balance in an Unjust World: Conference on Math and Social Justice; Brooklyn, NY.

" Researching and examining the preparation of alternatively certified urban teachers of mathematics: MetroMath at the City University of New York (Michelli, N., Cooley, L., Gellert, L., Fleshmen, P., Gonzalez, L. & Gningue, S.) " 2007: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education; New York, NY.

" Alternative certification in urban school districts: The case of the NYC Teaching Fellows (Meagher, M., Smith, B., Gonzalez, L., Cooley, L., Donoghue, E., Angulo, N., Chu, H., Haydar, H. & Henry, S.) " 2007: Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators; Irvine, CA.

" Mathematics: A function of identity, culture, content and currency (Gonzalez, L. & Fleshman, P.) " 2006: MetroMath Teacher Fellows Conference; Rutgers University, NJ.

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

2009 Outstanding Social Justice Dissertation Award given by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) - Leadership in Social Justice Special Interest Group (LSJ-SIG): April 2009.

MetroMath Doctoral Fellowship: June 2006 - August 2007 & September 2007 - May 2008.

CUNY Graduate Center Tuition Fellowship: 2006 - 2007 & 2007 - 2008 academic years.

Presidential Fellowship (CUNY Graduate Center): 2007 - 2008 academic year.

Dean K Harrison Fellowship (CUNY Graduate Center): 2005 - 2006 academic year.

University Fellowship (CUNY Graduate Center): 2003 - 2004, 2004 - 2005 & 2005 - 2006 academic years.

Grants-In-Aid

PSC CUNY, PI, Teacher Beliefs and identities around math for social justice professional development. 2014 - 2015: 5,993.61.

Association of Women in Mathematics, Mathematics Education Research Travel Grant. January 2014: $1,221.48.

PSC CUNY, PI, Flipping mathematics instruction: Problems and possibilities around student identity, engagement and achievement. 2013-2014: $5,999.74.

PSC-CUNY, PI, Exploring the Development of Mathematical Identity among Undergraduate Students. 2012-2013: $5,998.

Association of Women in Mathematics, Mathematics Education Research Travel Grant (declined). January 2012: $1,368.

York Auxiliary Enterprises, Director, Mathematics Education Seminar Series at York College. Sept. 2011 - Dec. 2011: $800.

PSC-CUNY, PI, Explorations into the York Tensor Scholars Program. 2011-2012: $11,876.38.

American Association of University Women, Director, York Tensor Scholars Community Grant. 2011-2013: $10,000.

Mathematical Association of America, Director, York Tensor Scholars. 2011-2012: $5,000.

York Auxiliary Enterprises, Director, Mathematics Education Seminar Series at York College. March 2011 - May 2011: $700.

Diversity Project Development Fund, Co-Director, Women in Mathematics 2-Day Conference. Feb. 2011 - May 2011: $3,000.

York Auxiliary Enterprises, Director, Mathematics Education Seminar Series at York College. Sept. 2010 - Feb. 2011: $1,100.

PSC-CUNY, PI, The relationship between mathematics teacher beliefs and pedagogical choices: A case study. 2010 - 2011: $3,867.

Mathematical Association of America, Director, York Tensor Scholars. 2010-2011: $6,000.

National Science Foundation, Co-PI, Robert Noyce Mathematics and Science Teachers (MaST) Scholars program at York College. 2009 - 2014: $899,900.

Mathematical Association of America, Director, York Tensor Scholars. 2009 - 2010: $6,000.

Offices Held In Professional Societies

Treasurer, Mathematics Teachers Committee of the United Federation of Teachers: Summer 2002 - Present.

Member, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education: .

Member, American Educational Research Association: .

Member, Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators: .

Member, Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State: .

Member, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: .

Member, Mathematical Association of America: .

Member, American Mathematical Society: .

Member, Rethinking Schools: .

Member, American Association of University Professors: .

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Peer-Reviewer for Journal of Urban Mathematics Education: 2009 - Present.

Peer-Reviewer for Mathematics Teacher, NCTM: 2012 - present.

Reviewer, American Educational Research Association; Reviewed & provided feedback for proposals being considered for the 2008 annual conference: Fall 2007.

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Gonzalez, Lidia
Assistant Professor
Math & Computer Science