Friday, October 29, 2021

Gregory Beaudine joins the University of Iowa’s College of Education this fall as a clinical assistant professor in the Mathematics Education program

Beaudine received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Texas, Austin in 2001 and a master of arts degree from the University of Texas, San Antonio in 2014. In 2020, Beaudine received a doctorate from Michigan State University. Beaudine says he is proud that, as a “mediocre K-12 student,” he went on to complete a doctorate at a Big Ten Institution. 

Beaudine worked as a middle school math teacher from 2002 to 2007. He then worked as a community college Instructional skills specialist, educational program specialist, and adjunct professor at The Alamo Colleges District. Most recently, Beaudine worked as a visiting assistant professor at Morehead State University from 2020 to 2021. 

In his new position, Beaudine looking forward to working with the mathematics and STEM education faculty within the College of Education. The chance to return to a Big Ten institution and join the growing Mathematics Education program was exciting to Beaudine, and Iowa became particularly appealing when he and his wife, Allison Levine, were both offered positions at the same institution. 

Beaudine has known he wanted to teach since he was in junior high, because he realized he would never be a hall of fame athlete. Deciding he wanted to teach future math teachers is what led him to earn a doctorate from Michigan State.

“The chance to work with future teachers is always exciting,” says Beaudine. “Helping folk who haven’t historically enjoyed mathematics see math in a different light, from a different perspective, is an awesome responsibility.” 

Beaudine currently has some baseline projects exploring reading in mathematics spaces and how pre-service teachers’ perspectives shift during their student teaching process. He says both topics are incredibly interesting to dig through. 

This fall, Beaudine is teaching a methods course on elementary school mathematics. The course explores techniques of teaching and means of assessment for K-6 mathematics.