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Ali Bicer

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education


Contact Information

Phone: (307) 766-5044
Office: McWhinnie Hall 318

Curriculum Vitae

  • Ph.D. Texas A&M University, College Station
  • M.S. Texas A&M University, College Station

Ali Bicer is an assistant professor in the School of Teacher Education at the University of Wyoming (UW), where he teaches courses in mathematics & science methods and mathematics seminars. His research interests have centered on issues of STEM education, STEM schools, innovative instructional practices (e.g., project-based learning (PBL)), integrating writing into mathematics classrooms, problem solving & posing skills, and research methodology.

Dr. Bicer is an active member of AERA, NCTM, FIE, ASEE, NARST, SERA, SSMA, and SITE. Dr. Bicer’s professional activities have included numerous presentations at national and international conferences such as American Educational Research Association (AERA), National Council of Teacher of Mathematics (NCTM), National Association of Science Education (NARST), Frontiers in Education (FIE), Southwest Educational Research Association (SERA), and Society for Information Technology (SITE) as well as authoring of numerous published journal articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings and several that are currently in press and in progress.

Dr. Bicer received his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with a mathematics specialization from Texas A&M University in 2016. While conducting his doctoral work, he received the Lechner Scholarship and the College of Education Graduate Strategic Support Scholarship for outstanding achievement. During his PhD education, he was selected to lead a research group of mathematics education at Texas A&M University. He helped many mathematics education graduate students increase their academic products by bringing authorship opportunities and teaching them how to conduct quantitative and qualitative research in education. After receiving his master and PhD in Mathematics Education from Texas A&M University, he started working as a postdoctoral research assistant in Aggie STEM at Texas A&M University until 2018. Prior to starting his masters and doctoral program at Texas A&M University, he taught mathematics for three years in secondary and middle schools.

Research Interests
  • Mathematical creativity
  • Creativity-directed problem solving posing tasks
  • Teaching mathematics through integrated STEM projects and writing
  • Problem Solving (Undergraduate Level)
  • Elementary Mathematics and Science Method (Undergraduate Level)
  • Mathematics Seminar (Undergraduate Level)
  • Early Childhood of Mathematics and Science (Graduate Level)
Professional Associations
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
  • National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST)
  • Southwest Educational Research Association (SERA)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE)
  • School Science and Mathematics (SSMA)
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