Stephanie Behm Cross

Academics Committee Chair
Assistant Professor, Co-Coordinator, Ph.D. in Teaching & Learning: Teaching and Teacher Education, Department of Middle and Secondary Education, Georgia State University College of Education and Human Development

Stephanie Behm Cross is an assistant professor in the Department of Middle and Secondary Education in the College of Education & Human Development. Her scholarly work focuses on the clinical preparation of teachers, new teacher induction, and professional learning communities for both in-service and pre-service teachers. Using case study and narrative inquiry, Cross investigates teachers’ experiences throughout student teaching and the first years of teaching in urban settings. Her most recent research, funded through multi-year Race to the Top grant, investigates the impact of a 3-year residency model on both new and veteran teachers at a local K-8 charter school.Cross has a secondary interest in issues of autonomy and agency in new mathematics teachers’ curricular decision-making.

Stephanie has published this and other work in several teacher education research journals and books.Cross also serves as an assistant editor for the Journal of Urban Mathematics Education; is the cocoordinator of the Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning, Teaching and Teacher Education concentration; and works closely with undergraduate students enrolled in the B.S.E. degree program in Middle Level Education. She teaches undergraduate courses focused on middle level curriculum and mathematics pedagogy, and also teaches doctoral seminars in teacher education and mathematics education. She also previously worked as a middle grades mathematics teacher and implemented project-based, integrated curriculum across multiple grades at her school.


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