Dr. Strutchens enjoys conducting research on topics related to increasing the mathematical understanding and achievement of African American students, increasing parental involvement in children's mathematics education, and enhancing teachers' pedagogical content knowledge in order to increase students' mathematical achievement. In addition to supervising secondary interns in mathematics education, she currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in mathematics education and a general middle school methods course.
Factors that affect students’ mathematics achievement, focusing largely on African American students; Critical education theory; Ways of effecting positive change in mathematics achievement; Professional development to enhance mathematics teachers' practice and leadership in order to increase student engagement and achievement in mathematics.
PhD, University of Georgia, Mathematics Education, 1993
MEd, University of Georgia, Mathematics Education, 1988
BSHE, University of Georgia, Fashion Merchandising, 1984