Lynn Hart (Ph.D. ’84) has been named chair of the College of Education & Human Development’s Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, effective Aug. 15.
Hart is a mathematics education professor who began teaching at Georgia State University in 1987. Her research focuses on teacher development of mathematical content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, specialized content knowledge for teaching and the role of affect on teacher learning.
She is the former chair of the North American chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education and the former treasurer of the AERA Research in Mathematics Education special interest group. She has published extensively in numerous journals, including Education Studies in Mathematics, the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, Research in Mathematics Education (UK), School Science and Mathematics and others. She recently produced an edited book on Lesson Study that examines current research on Lesson Study from around the world.
“We welcome Lynn Hart to her new role, where she brings a wealth of experience as a classroom teacher, international visiting scholar and author to the position,” said Paul Alberto, CEHD dean.
The Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education offers a variety of degree programs to prepare teachers, leaders and scholars in the field of early childhood and elementary education. Candidates gain extensive content knowledge, hone innovative teaching methods and develop a disposition that enables them to work effectively within diverse classrooms. Undergraduate students focus on careers working with young children, birth through kindergarten or teaching in Pre-K through 5th grade classrooms, with special expertise in teaching English language learners and students with disabilities. Graduate programs and teaching endorsements develop candidates’ skills as master teachers and curriculum leaders. Doctoral programs offer candidates opportunities to develop skills in research, university level teaching, and curriculum leadership, working alongside faculty scholars in areas such as urban education, literacy, STEM and teacher development. For more information, visit https://ecee.education.gsu.edu.