BIO & EDUCATION
Dr. Holt Wilson, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education, has been appointed as founding Faculty Co-Director for the (IPiE).
A lifelong North Carolinian with 20 years of experience in public education, Dr. Wilson he was a high school math teacher before returning to graduate school and joining the UNCG School of Education faculty in 2010. He received his BS in Mathematics and MAEd in Mathematics Education from East Carolina University, and his PhD in Mathematics Education from NC State.
Dr. Wilson’s research focuses on understanding how teachers learn and use evidence from research in their teaching and how to design professional learning opportunities that support them in such learning. In the past decade, he has partnered with teachers, schools and districts on a number of research and professional development projects — frequently involving SOE students — to help improve teachers’ skills by sharing evidence from research on student learning and teaching. In that process, he investigates how teachers learn about student thinking and teaching practices, and how they implement that knowledge in their classrooms.
In his new role as Faculty Co-Director of IPiE, Dr. Wilson aims to create resources and infrastructure to facilitate collaborative work between SOE faculty and education-related agencies. He envisions IPiE as a hub to generate and share knowledge about establishing, supporting and sustaining productive partnerships — partnerships that strive to reduce educational inequities and benefit youth. He will support faculty in creating or growing existing partnerships, and he hopes that IPiE will expand experiential learning opportunities for SOE students.