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Primary Emphasis Area: Mathematics Education
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Research Interests
Beliefs and Practices of Teachers
Mathematical Problem Solving
Mathematics Achievement and Teacher Preparation
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. *Capraro, R. M., Capraro, M. M., Morgan, J., Scheurich, J., *Jones, M., *Huggins, K., Corlu, S. M., *Han, S. Y., & *Younes, R. (2015, In Press) The impact of sustained professional development in STEM in a diverse urban district. Journal of Educational Research. Manuscript ID 03-13-298.R2. (2013 SSCI Impact Factor: .847– downloaded 10/14 from Web of Science) (In Press)

2. Godwin, A., Rupley, W. H., Capraro, R. M. & Capraro, M. M. (2016). Reading and mathematics bound together: Creating a home environment for preschool learning. Journal of Education and Learning, 5(1), 44-59, doi: *

3. *Cetin, S. C., Corlu M. S., Capraro M. M., & Capraro R. M. (2015). A longitudinal study of the relationship between mathematics and science: The case of Texas. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2(1), 13-21 *

4. *Navruz, B., Capraro, R. M., *Bicer, A., & Capraro, M. M. (2015). A review of higher-order factor analysis interpretation strategies. Journal of Measurement and Evaluation in Education and Psychology, 6(1), 72-94 *

5. Helfeldt, J.P., Capraro, M.M., Capraro, R. M. & Scott, C. (2015). Full-time teaching internships: A public school-university partnership designed to increase teacher retention in urban area schools. Journal of Education and Human Development, (4) 2, 1, DOI: 10:15640/jehd.v4n2_1a1.

6. Booth, E. A., Capraro, M. M., Capraro, R. M., Chaudhuri, N., Dyer, J., & Marchbanks, M. P. (2015). Innovative developmental education programs: A Texas model. Journal of Developmental Education, 36, 2-10, 18

7. Rosli, R., Capraro, M. M., Goldsby, D., Gonzalez y Gonzalez, E., Onwuegbuzie, A. J., & Capraro, R. M. (2015). Middle grade preservice teachers' mathematical problem solving and problem posing. In F. M. Singer, N. Ellerton, & J. Cai (Eds.). Mathematical problem posing: From research to effective practice (pp.333-354). New York, NY:

8. *Bicer, A., *Navruz, B., Capraro, R. M., Capraro, M. M., *Oner, T. A., & *Boedeker, P. (2015). STEM schools vs. non-STEM schools: Comparing students' mathematics growth rate on high-stakes test performance. International Journal of New Trends on Education and Their Implications, 6(1), 138-150 *

9. *Bicer, A., *Boedeker, P., Capraro, R. M., & Capraro, M. M. (2015). The effects of STEM PBL on students' mathematical and scientific vocabulary knowledge. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2(2), 69-75 *

10. *Rosli, R., Goldsby, D., & Capraro, M. M. (2015) Using manipulatives in solving and posing mathematical problems. Creative Education, 6, 1718-1725. doi: 10.4236/ce.2015.616173

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

Catapult Round 2 - Follow-up Snook ISD as a CEHD Lab School Project Mission (Funded amount $30,345). (Co-PI)
TAMU College of Education & Human Development (State)
2016/05/01 - 2017/05/31
Total Funding: 0.

Supporting Mathematics in STEM Education (SMSE). (Co-PI)
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board - USDE (Federal)
2016/02/01 - 2017/04/30
Total Funding: 283,327.

Project-Based Learning (PBL). (Co-PI)
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board - USDE (Federal)
2016/02/01 - 2017/04/30
Total Funding: 747,482.

Catapult Round 1 - Exploration of Snook ISD as a CEHD Lab School Project (Funded amount $11,911). (Co-PI)
TAMU College of Education & Human Development (State)
2016/02/01 - 2016/12/31
Total Funding: 0.
Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Adam Harbaugh (Summer, 2005), Ph.D.
Murray Cox (Summer, 2011), Ph.D.
Roslinda Rosli (Spring, 2013), Ph.D.
Anna Alpert (Summer, 2013), Ph.D.
Kristen DiMatteo (Spring, 2014), Ed.D.
Jonathan Maxwell (Spring, 2014), Ph.D.
Amber Godwin (Summer, 2015), Ph.D.
Ayse Oner (Summer, 2015), Ph.D.
Antonio Carranza (Fall, 2015), Ph.D.
Bianca Maria Coker (Fall, 2015), Ed.D.
Dwight Henry Mchazlett, Jr. (Fall, 2015), Ed.D.
Steven Kyle McKissick (Spring, 2016), Ph.D.
Ali Bicer (Summer, 2016), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Assoc Editor (2012 - ). Journal of Mathematics Education

Assoc Editor (2011 - ). Middle Grades Research Journal

Assoc Editor (2005 - ). School Science and Mathematics

Professional Leadership/Service (International/National)

(2004-2005). Membership Committee.  SSMA

(2004-2005). Conference Committee/Co-Chair.  SSMA

(2002-2005). Annual Meeting Propoal Reviewer.  AERA

(2002-2005). Annual Meeting Proposal Reviewer.  Research in Mathematics SIG


Regents Fellow. 

System's Regent's Initiative for Excellence in Edu. 

(2014). Lifetime service award.  Southwest Educational Research Association

(2008). Montague Teaching Award.  College of Education and Human Development

(2006-2006). American Education Research Association.  Outstanding Reviewer

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