Faculty Profile for Dr. Kristen Lew

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Dr. Kristen Lew
Associate Professor — Mathematics
Program Faculty — Mathematics
ELTB B322
phone: (512) 245-3738

Biography Section

Teaching Interests

Student Engagement, Mathematical Proof Writing

Research Interests

Mathematics Education, Undergraduate Education, Proof, Reasoning, Mathematical Language, Mathematics

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Melhuish, K. M., Lew, K. M., Hicks, M., & Kandasamy, S. (2020). Abstract Algebra Students’ Evoked Concept Images for Functions and Homomorphisms  . The Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 60.
  • Lew, K. M., & Mejía-Ramos, J. P. (2020). The linguistic conventions of mathematical proof writing across pedagogical contexts. Educational Studies in Mathematics.
  • Mejía-Ramos, J. P., Alcock, L., Lew, K. M., Rago, P., Sangwin, C., & Inglis, M. (2019). Using linguistic corpora to understand mathematical explanation. In Methodological Advances in Experimental Philosophy.
  • Weber, K., Lew, K. M., & Mejía-Ramos, J. P. (2019). Using expectancy value theory to account for students’ mathematical justifications. Cognition and Instruction.
  • Lew, K. M., & Mejía-Ramos, J. P. (2019). Linguistic conventions of mathematical proof writing at the undergraduate level: Mathematicians’ and students’ perspectives. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 50(2), 121–155.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Texas State University, Mathematics Department, Research Excellence Award. December 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Texas State University, Mathematics Department, Teaching Excellence Award. December 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College of Science and Engineering, Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Service, Texas State University, College of Science and Engineering. August 2021
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Texas State University, Presidential Award for Excellence in Service, Texas State University. June 2021
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Texas State University, Mathematics Department, Research Excellence Award. December 2020

Selected Grants

  • Melhuish, Kathleen Mary (Principal), Lew, Kristen Marie (Co-Principal), Sigley, Robert (Other), Morey, Susan (Supporting), Dawkins, Paul Christian (Co-Principal), Bishop, Jessica Lynn (Supporting). Orchestrating Discussions Around Proof, National Science Foundation, Federal, $299847. (Submitted: May 1, 2018, Funded: November 1, 2018 - October 31, 2022). Grant.
  • Mejía-Ramos, Juan Pablo (Principal), Lew, Kristen Marie (Co-Principal), Melhuish, Kathleen Mary (Co-Principal), Weber, Keith (Co-Principal), Gitomer, Drew (Co-Principal). Developing and Validating Proof Comprehension Tests in Real Analysis, National Science Foundation, Federal, $600000. (Submitted: December 13, 2017, Funded: October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2023). Grant.
  • Lew, Kristen Marie. Mathematicians’ Evaluations of Undergraduate Students’ Proofs, Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $8000. (Submitted: October 25, 2017, Funded: January 2018 - May 2019). Grant.
  • Dawkins, Paul Christian (Principal), Melhuish, Kathleen Mary (Co-Principal), Lew, Kristen Marie (Co-Principal), Roh, Kyeong Hah (Co-Principal). Generating a research-informed Transition to Mathematical Proof curriculum focused on reading and appreciating mathematical proofs, National Science Foundation, Federal, $600000. (Funded: August 2022 - August 2025). Grant.
  • Alcock, L. (Principal), Inglis, M. (Co-Principal), Mejía-Ramos, J.P. (Co-Principal), Lew, Kristen Marie (Other). Understanding Mathematical Language: Construction and Analysis of Expert and Learner Corpora, British Academy/Leverhulme, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $3733. (Funded: 2014 - 2016). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Member
Texas State University, First Gen Proud Committee
July 2019-Present
Co-Chair
Faculty of Color at Texas State (FoCATS)
2018-Present
Member
Texas State University, Department of Mathematics, Committee on Committees
May 2018-Present
Organizer
Texas State University, Department of Mathematics, Mathematics Education Seminar
December 2018-January 2022
Participant
Texas State University, Department of Mathematics, Awards Committee
August 2022-Present