Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5248 USA
- Ph.D., Mathematics Education, University of California, Berkeley
- M.A., Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley
- B.A., Mathematics, University of California, San Diego
- mathematics teacher education
- collegiate mathematics education
- mathematical cognition
- learning and conceptual change
Dr. Mariana Levin is an assistant professor of mathematics, specializing in mathematics education, in the Department of Mathematics at Western Michigan University. Her research concerns how people think about and learn mathematics in order to foster meaningful learning experiences and broad participation in mathematics.
Levin's co-edited volume "Knowledge and Interaction: A Synthetic Agenda for the Learning Sciences" (with co-editors Andy diSessa and Nathaniel Brown; published in 2016 by Routledge) explores a new line of work that connects insights from diverse research traditions on learning processes as they unfold in real-time in real-world contexts.
Recent work focuses on the central practice of mathematical proof, investigating a wide range of undergraduate mathematics students' experiences of the critical transition to proof. This work has been funded by internal SFSA and FRACAA grants from Western Michigan University.
Dr. Levin co-chairs the Department of Mathematics Assessment Committee that is developing and implementing a longitudinal assessment protocol around undergraduates' competence with proof construction and validation.