Ian Thacker
Ian  Thacker

Ian Thacker

Cohort: 2015

Rossier Dean's Fellowship

Univ. of California, Berkeley
M.A. Mathematics Education

Univ. of Colorado, Boulder
B.A. Mathematics
B.A. Physics



Educational Psychology

Research Interest

  • Math and science teaching and learning
  • Epistemic cognition
  • Teacher knowledge
  • Motivation
  • Embodiment
Ian Thacker

Ian Thacker is a Ph.D. student at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education. He is a research assistant working with Dr. Gale Sinatra in the department of Educational Psychology. He is interested in mathematics teaching and learning and the influence of teachers' beliefs about mathematical knowledge on their practice.

Prior to attending USC, Ian was a high school math and physics teacher for urban and private schools in California and Colorado. Ian earned a B.A. in mathematics and physics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a M.A. in Mathematics Education from the University of California at Berkeley.


Professional Experience:

Ten years teaching math and physics for urban and private high schools: Denver Public Schools, San Francisco Unified, Pasadena Unified

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