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Megan Brunner

Megan Brunner is the Research & Evaluation Associate for the EF+Math Program. Prior to joining the EF+Math team, she was a research assistant and instructor in Oregon State University’s College of Education. In her instructor role, Megan designed and taught a variety of courses for undergraduates and graduate students on topics including mathematics education policy and research, math content for secondary teachers, and pedagogy. She also served as a supervisor for secondary mathematics teacher candidates across districts in Oregon. In her research assistant role, Megan has contributed to the design and implementation of multiple research projects in STEM education. Most notably, Megan has partnered with a team of districts, teachers, and researchers to understand collaborative teacher learning through cycles of teacher-led, iterative development of instructional routines for data science and mathematical modeling. Additionally, Megan has taught middle grades mathematics for Aim High, an educational non-profit program focused on community-based, justice-oriented learning, for six years. Megan holds a Ph.D. in mathematics education, with an emphasis on teacher learning and social justice, from Oregon State University. Her doctoral research explored how justice is conceptualized by educators and researchers, and understanding the connections between conceptualizations of justice and collective action. She earned her M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Oregon State University and her B.A. in Mathematics, with an emphasis and teaching credential in secondary mathematics, from the State University of New York, College at Geneseo.