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Assistant Professor of Math Education

Dr. Laurie James moved from the Seattle, Washington area. She teaches mathematics courses for the Education Division at UH West Oʻahu. She has over 20 years of experience teaching in the public school system along with 10 years teaching in the education courses for Western Washington University. Since joining the Education Division at UH West Oʻahu in August 2016, she has become a member of the Math Teachers’ Circle Hawaiʻi (MaTCH). This group meets monthly to solve mathematical problems to anticipate where their students might struggle with mathematical concepts.

Doctor of Education: Instructional Leadership and Educational Technology
Argosy University, Seattle, Washington, 2006

Master of Education: Educational Technology
City University, Bellevue, Washington, 1995

Bachelor of Arts in Education: Continuing Teacher
Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Washington, 1991

2016-Present: Assistant Professor of Mathematics for the University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu

2006-2016: Instructor  for Western Washington University

2001-2013: Online Instructor and Site Supervisor for the Teacher Education Program - University of Phoenix

  • EDEE 462 Elementary Math Methods
  • EDEE 464 Elementary Science Methods
  • EDEE 466 Math and Science Practicum with Seminar: Block 3
  • MATH 111 Math for Elementary School Teacher I
  • EDML 438 Middle Level Math Methods
  • EDSE 437  Secondary Math Methods
  • EDML 440 Practicum with Seminar: Block 2
  • EDEE 490 Student Teaching
  • EDEE 492 Student Teaching Seminar
  • SPED 490 Inclusive Student Teaching

James, L. (2020). Pop-Up PD: Math Teachers’ Circle of Hawai‘i at UH-West O‘ahu. Hawai‘i Council of Teachers of Mathematics Newsletter: January 2020.

James, L. (2019). Exploring Game Theory that Embraces Student Engagement and Productive Learning in Math. Proceedings of the 2019 Pacific-basin STEAM Teaching Conference. Hilo, HI: Pono, (27-35).

James, L. & Apo, A. (2018). Middle School Math Teachers as a Facilitator. International Journal of Education and Social Science Research. International Journal of Education and Social Science Research, 1(2).

James, L. (2017). Implementing Sustainability through Student Engagement and Authentic Mathematical Practices. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 17(9).

James, L. (2016). Mathematics Awareness through Technology, Teamwork, Engagement, and Rigor. Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 5(2).

James, L. (2016). Facilitating Conservation Education and Lasting Change at a Title I Elementary School. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 8(3).

James, L. (2014). The Integration of a Computer-Based Reading Program to Increase English Language Learners’ Literacy Skills. Teaching English with Technology, 14(1), 9-22.