NSF AAAS Science and Technology Policy (STP) Fellows


  Dr. Catherine Paolucci
Directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Division of Mathematical Sciences, and
Directorate of Education and Human Resources
Division of Graduate Education
Class of 2017-2018

Catherine Paolucci is a 2017-2018 AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in both the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences’ Division of Mathematical Sciences and the Directorate for Education and Human Resources’ Division of Graduate Education. She is currently on leave from her position as an Associate Professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, where she holds a joint appointment between the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Teaching and Learning. She began her career as a middle and high school mathematics teacher, and later earned an Ed.D. in Mathematics Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Catherine’s research and project work has primarily aimed to support program and policy development for mathematics teacher education both in the United States and abroad. Her most recent work has focused on the evaluation and development of teachers’ mathematical knowledge and the role of outreach and non-traditional field experiences in teacher preparation. These interests are driven by a commitment to both exploring innovative ways to increase engagement in STEM education and preparing teachers to educate and empower students in underserved communities.


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