While communication through email, texts and social media has grown, social science research around this type of communication has not. Trena Paulus is looking to change that. Paulus graduated in 2003 with a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology, and her work around online conversations is just another example of the range of career paths a degree from the School of Education can provide.

Weverton Ataide Pinheiro, a Ph.D. student in Mathematics Education, has been awarded a research grant to study why graduate mathematics continues to be a male-dominated field. Current data shows college-level math courses include even numbers of men and women – but that number decreases drastically when looking at who pursues a doctorate program in mathematics: 90-95% of all doctoral mathematics students are men.

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