Barbara Dougherty, Ph.D.
Barbara Dougherty, Ph.D., is the Richard G. Miller Endowed Chair for Mathematics Education and a Professor in Mathematics Education at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Dougherty is a past member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Board of Directors (2009–2012) and is a former chair of the NCTM Research Committee. She has conducted classroom and student-based curriculum research and development for more than 20 years.
Dr. Dougherty has been a special education teacher K-12 for more than 10 years and has taught elementary, middle, and high school mathematics for over 18 years. She is a co-author of conceptual assessments for progress monitoring of students in attaining algebraic skills and concepts and on developing algebra modules for middle grades students. Dr. Dougherty has developed, implemented, and evaluated numerous professional development institutes for teachers preK–16 locally, nationally, and internationally, with particular emphasis on teacher content knowledge and the implementation of effective, research-based instructional strategies.
Amy Lingo, Ph.D.
Dr. Lingo, is an Associate Professor and Assistant Chair of the Department of Special Education at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Prior to earning her doctorate in special education at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Lingo was a middle school special education teacher where she taught students with learning disabilities and emotional and behavioral disorders in general education and special education settings. Her primary areas of interest involve multi-tiered systems of support, rading and mathematics interventions, and teacher preparation.
Dr. Lingo has published numerous peer reviewed articles that support teachers in presenting instructional strategies to teach academic subjects. She is currently the co-principal investigator of several grant projects including an OSEP personnel preparation grant for doctoral students pursuing degrees in learning and behavior disorders, Project ABRI, which provides technical assistance to schools in implementing multi-tiered systems of support for reading, math, and behavior, and a professional development grant to support teachers of moderate and severe students in teaching mathematics.
Lynn Columba, Ph.D.
Lynn Columba, Ph.D., an associate professor in Lehigh University’s College of Education, teaches future mathematics educators to embrace an interdisciplinary approach in the mathematics classroom. During her 14 years in the public schools and 27 years in higher education, she has promoted the integration of literature, discourse and writing into mathematics. She co-authored The Power of Pictures Books in Teaching Math, Science, and Social Studies: Grades PreK-8 (2nd ed., 2009). Currently the newsletter editor for the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, Columba also serves on the School Science and Mathematics Association’s board of directors (2012-14) and various other state mathematics boards. Her articles have appeared in Learning and Teaching in Mathematics and Teaching Children Mathematics, including her most recent, “Here’s the Story: Multiplication Facts Using Storybooks” (2013) and “All Hands on Deck” (2013). Currently, Columba is coauthoring a middle level integrated methods texbook (expected 2013) and assisting in the NCSM's PRIME Leadership Imperatives for Mathematics Education revision.
John Burstein has been producing educational materials for almost forty years. He has authored over 50 educational children’s books, written and produced seven educational series aired on Public Television, and produced a highly rated digital publication entitled Algebra In Action.
Mr. Burstein’s work has been published by McGraw-Hill and Weekly Reader. He has worked in cooperation with the International Reading Association to produce an early literacy television series; Virginia Educational Television to produce a six part historical series; the American Association for Health Education to produce a a video streamed exercise series; and DoDEA on an online mathematics summer course.
Editor: Myrna Jacobs
Myrna Jacobs is NCTM’s Manager of Publications. In this capacity, she is responsible for developing and maintaining the high editorial quality of all NCTM books, including ebooks and online publications.
Ms. Jacobs began her publishing career with Addison-Wesley in Boston as the editor for their higher education computer information systems series. She was very active in developing and producing the first books that took advantage of student edition application software from such companies as Lotus and Autodesk. Ms. Jacobs then joined Course Technology, Inc., a start-up publishing company in Cambridge, MA that was developing software and teaching tools to integrate technology into college classrooms. As Vice President, Publishing Operations, she was instrumental in developing the infrastructure to support not only book publishing, but also software and web design and quality assurance.
Ms. Jacobs has also held numerous roles in the corporate and adult learning industry including course development for Boston University’s corporate education center. She holds an M.S. in training and development from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.