Dr. Mary Capraro’s research interests include teacher knowledge and preparation in mathematics education and student understanding of mathematical concepts. She is a professor of mathematics education in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture in the College of Education and Human Development.
Dr. Robert Capraro is Co-Director of the Aggie STEM Center and Professor Mathematics Education in the Department of Teaching Learning and Culture at Texas A&M University. Dr. Capraro’s expertise is applied research in school settings, program evaluation, the teacher as change agent for STEM school improvement, and STEM student achievement.
Dr. Trina Davis’ research and teaching focus on various aspects of technology integration in teaching and learning, with an emphasis in mathematics and broader STEM education. Her work includes utilizing 3-D simulations and virtual environments/virtual reality, and exploring the intersections of creativity and technology.
Dr. Paul R. Hernandez’s research focuses on the contextual factors, developmental relationships, and motivational processes that support and broaden participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers – particularly for students from groups historically underrepresented in STEM. Dr. Hernandez has received external research funding from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.
Michael de Miranda
Dr. Michael de Miranda is a Professor, Reta Haynes Dean’s Chair, and Dean of the School of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University. Michael’s current responsibilities are to provide leadership across the college in support of the faculty, staff, and students.
Dr. Karen E. Rambo-Hernandez is an associate professor at Texas A&M University in the College of Education and Human Development. Her research has been funded by NSF and the US Department of Education among others. She focuses on the assessment of educational interventions to improve STEM education and access for all students– particularly high achieving and underrepresented students– to high quality education.
Dr. Bugrahan Yalvac’s areas of research interest include evidence-based pedagogies in STEM education, learning environment design, 21st century skills (e.g., adaptive expertise, life-long learning, personal epistemologies, selfregulated learning, critical thinking), history, philosophy, and sociology.