Summer Bateiha

Associate Professor

Contact

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Education

  • PhD, Mathematics Education, University of Oklahoma
  • MS Mathematics, University of Oklahoma
  • BA Mathematics, Southwestern Oklahoma State University 

Biography

Dr. Summer Bateiha received her PhD in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum with emphasis on Mathematics Education from the University of Oklahoma in 2010. Since then, her research and publications have centered on the teaching and learning of mathematics at the university level. In Spring of 2014, at Western Kentucky University, Dr. Summer Bateiha won the Ogden College of Science and Engineering Award for Excellence in Teaching and went on to win the University Award for Excellence in Teaching. She has served as President of Western Kentucky’s Council of Teachers of Mathematics and is the current editor of the newsletter for the Research Council on Mathematics Learning. She continues to write articles and book chapters, review research articles, conduct workshops, help facilitate the organization of conferences, and present at several international conferences pertaining to mathematics education.

Presentations

Bateiha, S., (February 2015).  Providing space for critical conscience in the mathematics classroom.  2015 Liberal Arts and Sciences Conference. Texas A&M University in Qatar. Doha, Qatar.

Bateiha, S., (December 2014). Revealing the secrets of the mathematician by coaching mathematics. The 3rd Abu Dhabi University Annual International Conference. Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Autin, M., Marchionda, H., Bateiha, S. (February 2014).  Attitude adjustment in introductory statistics.  41st Annual Meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning. San Antonio, TX.

Autin, M., Marchionda, H., Bateiha, S. (April 2013).  Introductory statistics without lecture: Reactions, reflections, and revelations. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Denver, CO.

Bateiha, S., Marchionda, H., Autin, M. (March 2013).  The impact of instruction on developing autonomous learners in introductory statistics. 40th Annual Meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning. Tulsa, OK.

Bateiha, S. (February 2012).  A systemic approach to teaching mathematics for social justice with preservice teachers.  39th Annual Meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning. Charlotte, NC.

Autin, M., Bateiha, S., & Marchionda, H. (February 2012).  The effects of a transactional approach to teaching introductory statistics. 39th Annual Meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning. Charlotte, NC.

Publications

Bateiha, S. (Accepted).  Creating space for critical consciousness in the mathematics classroom. In L. Seawright & A. Hodges (Eds.), Learning across borders:  International and transnational education. Cambridge Scholars Press.

Reeder, S., & Bateiha, S. (Accepted). Prospective elementary teachers’ conceptual understanding of integers. Investigations in Mathematics Learning.

Bateiha, S., & Reeder, S.  (2014). Transforming perceptions of elementary preservice teachers’ mathematical knowledge for and through social understanding.  RIEJS:  International Journal of Education for Social Justice, 3(1), 71-86. 

Autin, M., Marchionda, H., & Bateiha, S. (2014).  Attitude adjustment in introductory statistics.  Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning. San Antonio, TX.

Marchionda, H., Bateiha, S., & Autin, M. (2014).  The effects of instruction on developing autonomous learners in a college statistics class.  Annual Perspectives in Mathematics Education.  National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: Using Research to Improve Instruction. 45-54.

Autin, M., Bateiha, S., & Marchionda, H. (2013). Power through struggle in introductory statistics. PRIMUS:  Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies, 23(10), 935-948. Type:  Peer-Reviewed

Bateiha, S, Autin, M., & Marchionda, H. (2012).  A systemic approach to teaching mathematics for social justice with preservice teachers.  In Reeder, S. L. (Ed.). Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning. Charlotte, NC.

Autin, M., Bateiha, S., & Marchionda, H. (2012).  Early student dissonance in introductory statistics.  In Reeder, S.L. (Ed.). Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning. Charlotte, NC.

Bateiha, S., & Reeder, S. (2011).  A transformation of preservice teachers’ perceptions of their beliefs of mathematics and social issues. In Wiest, L. R., & Lamberg, T. (Eds.).  Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Reno, NV.

Reeder, S., & Bateiha, S. (2011).  The role of listening in teacher transformation and pedagogic practice.  In Wiest, L. R., & Lamberg, T. (Eds.).  Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.  Reno, NV.

Honors

  • 2014 Recipient, University Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. Western Kentucky University.
  • 2014 Recipient, Ogden College of Science and Engineering Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. Western Kentucky University.
  • 2014 Recipient, Research Council on Mathematics Learning Memorial Scholarship.
  • 2010 Nominee, University of Oklahoma Ph.D. Dissertation Prize.  Nominated by Department of Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum, University of Oklahoma.

Professional Service

  • President, Western Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Editor, Newsletter for the Research Council on Mathematics Learning.
  • Member, Mathematics Education Faculty Committee, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. Western Kentucky University, KY.
  • Reviewer, Oklahoma Journal for School Mathematics Education
  • Member, Undergraduate Student Recruitment Committee. Department of Mathematics.  Western Kentucky University.
  • Grader, Several MATH 498 Undergraduate Mathematics Student Research Committees. Department of Mathematics.  Western Kentucky University.