Yasemin  Copur-Gencturk

Yasemin Copur-Gencturk

PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


Teacher Education

Yasemin Copur-Gencturk


Professional Experience:

Yasemin Copur-Gencturk is a Research Assistant Professor at Rossier. Her research focuses on teacher knowledge, teaching practices and teacher development, and how these areas relate to student learning.

Before joining the Rossier faculty, Copur-Gencturk was an assistant professor of mathematics education at the University of Houston and was a postdoctoral research associate at Rice University. She earned her doctoral degree in 2012 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a focus on mathematics education. She also holds two master’s degrees in statistics and in secondary education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Hacettepe University, Turkey, where she graduated summa cum laude.

Honors and Awards:

AERA-SIG Research in Mathematics Education Early Career Publication Award for article "The Effects of Changes in Mathematical Knowledge on Teaching: A Longitudinal Study of Teachers’ Knowledge and Instruction" (2016)


EDUC 566: Teaching Mathematics and Science


NSF CAREER: Development of Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Mathematics Among Beginning Teachers, $630, 000.

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