Meg works on several projects related to CEMSE's tool development strand, including development of the Everyday Mathematics (EM) and Science Companion (SC) curricula. For Everyday Mathematics, she is a member of the Grade 1 EM writing team and the Project Director of an NSF-funded Virtual Learning Community for EM teachers (http://cemseprojects.org/vlc/). For Science Companion, she conducts school support services and is a member of a team that is collaborating with a local school district to integrate technology into the SC curriculum in meaningful ways. Meg is greatly interested in tool development, school support services, and the intersection between these two strands of CEMSE's work.
Meg came to CEMSE following the completion of a PhD in Educational Psychology. Prior to joining CEMSE, she published studies of videos of Chinese and U.S. elementary mathematics teaching and presented papers on the effects of classroom diversity on teaching and learning, cross-cultural differences in teaching, and classroom discourse. Meg holds PhD and MA degrees in educational psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BA in English secondary education from Millikin University. She is a former Spencer Dissertation Fellow and is certified to teach in the state of Illinois.