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University of Cincinnati Math Pursuits

Project Team

Dr. Janet Mannheimer Zydney

Dr. Janet Zydney

Project Director, Assistant Professor in Educational Technology, University of Cincinnati


Dr. Janet Zydney is the Project Director for the Math Pursuits project and is primarily responsible for the management of the project development and assessment. She is also an associate professor in the department of instructional design and technology at the University of Cincinnati. Janet earned her Ph.D. at New York University in educational communication and technology and then completed a post-doctoral fellowship in special educational technology at the University of Kentucky.

Dr. Ted S. Hasselbring

Dr. Ted S. Hasselbring

Co-Principal Investigator, Professor, Vanderbilt University

Dr. Hasselbring is the Co-Principal Investigator for the Math Pursuits project and serves as the principal advisor to the project. In this role, he utilizes his expertise and experience in special education, anchored instruction, and technology to guide the overall direction of the project as well as review all major project activities. Prior to starting his work on the Math Pursuits project, Ted developed Read 180, a reading software program now managed by Scholastic, Inc. Read 180 is in more than 10,000 schools and has been used by more than 1 million students. Ted brings the same principles he developed on Read 180 to the Math Pursuits project.

Amy M. Grincewicz

Amy Grincewicz

Research Assistant, University of Cincinnati

Amy Grincewicz has a B.S. in Biology and Mathematics from Heidelberg College and a M.S. from The Ohio State University.  Her thesis evaluated student achievement, based on different methods of assessment in an Introductory Biology course to promote learning in all students.  She is currently pursuing a PhD. in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Cincinnati.

She assists with data collection, analysis, and data reporting. She also has been developing the curriculum for the whole number module.

Lori Diehl

Lori Diehl

Research Assistant, University of Cincinnati

Lori Diehl is a research assistant on the project and assists with data collection, analysis, and reporting. Lori has a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a Masters in Education, both from Xavier University. Lori is currently completing a PhD in Education at the University of Cincinnati, with a content expertise in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.

Her current line of research investigates the role of long-term memory in children with math and reading difficulties. She approaches her research from theories of mathematical cognition and their relationship to the development of reading. Her research is designed to test these theories and, in collaboration with others, evaluate programs designed for remediation and make policy and curriculum recommendations.

In addition to her research, Lori has taught School and Teaching in America and served as the lead instructor for Human Learning and Development in Education since September 2006.

Denver Stewart

Denver Stewart

Creative Consultant , University of Cincinnati

Denver Stewart graduated from the Electronic Media Division of the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. He currently does free lance work for multiple companies in the Cincinnati area, including P&G and David Garrison Productions.

Denver's involvement in the Math Pursuits project ranges from directing and editing the videos to creating flash tutorials for each math problem. In addition to these tasks, he acts as the current webmaster for the Math Pursuits website.

Chris Balz

Chris Balz

Media Assistant, University of Cincinnati

Chris graduated from the Electronic Media program in the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. He has a focus on Video and Multimedia Production.

For the Math Pursuits project, he primarily works on the graphics involved through the use of Adobe Photoshop and Macromedia Director. He also composed the theme song to Math Pursuits in Appleā€™s Garageband. When on set, he acts as a production assistant and provides support where he is needed.

Advisory Board

Dr. Brian Bottge 
Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education, University of Wisconsin.

Mary Ems
Parent of Children with Special Needs and Special Education Teacher

Laurie Hastings 
Intervention Specialist

Dr. XIn Ma 
Professor in Mathematics Education, University of Kentucky

James Stallworth 
Math Teacher, Hughes High School, and Doctoral Student, University of Cincinnati

Bradley Webb
Math Intervention Specialist, St. Bernard/Elmwood Place School District

Special Thanks

Dr. Arne Bathke
Dr. Gulbahar Beckett
Laura Bristol
David Cook
Indrani Chatterjee
Dr. Bob Drake 
Amy Ford
Philip Grosvenor
Dr. Tom Hanley
Dr. Shelly Harkness
Paul Jones
Kelly Klosterman
Michael Murray
Sandra Ogden
Stephanie Ohara
Sarah Prather
Scott Prickett
Stacey Rearic
Melissa Stark
Cindy Stegeman
Chris Thomas
Anita Todd

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