Faculty Profile for Dr. Paul Christian Dawkins

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Dr. Paul Christian Dawkins
Professor — Mathematics
phone: (512) 245-4030

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Dawkins, P. C., Hackenberg, A. J., & Norton, A. (Eds.). (2024). Piaget’s Genetic Epistemology for Mathematics Education Research. Switzerland: Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-47386-9
  • Dawkins, P. C., Roh, K. H., Eckman, D., & Cho, Y. K. (2023). Theo’s reinvention of the logic of conditional statements’ proofs rooted in set-based reasoning. The Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 70, 101043. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmathb.2023.101043
  • Dawkins, P. C., & Norton, A. (2022). Identifying Mental Actions Necessary for Abstracting the Logic of Conditionals. The Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 66, 100954.
  • Mirin, A., & Dawkins, P. C. (2022). Do mathematicians interpret equations symmetrically? The Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 66, 100959.
  • Dawkins, P. C., & Zazkis, D. (2021). Using Moment-by-Moment Reading Protocols to Understand Students’ Processes of Reading Mathematical Proof. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 52(5), 510–538.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Selden Prize, Mathematics Association of America. 2019 - 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Research Award (Associate/Full), Department of Mathematics. December 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, Northern Illinois University. 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Meritorious Citation Paper Award, RUME Conference. 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Reviewer, Journal for Research in Mathematics Education. 2017

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.
  • 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.
  • Dawkins, Paul Christian (Principal). Comprehending Conditional Claims’ Proofs Organically (C3PO), Federal, $404416. (Submitted: September 2019, Funded: October 2020 - August 2024). Grant.
  • Dawkins, Paul Christian. “Investigating Students’ Moment-by-Moment Reading of Mathematical Proofs”, NIU Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language & Literacy, $1700. (Funded: 2017 - 2018). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Editorial Review Board Member
Journal of Mathematical Behavior
Reviewer / Referee
ZDM Mathematics Education
Reviewer / Referee
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
Editorial Review Board Member
International Journal for Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education
Reviewer / Referee
Educational Studies in Mathematics