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Basil Conway

Assistant Professor of Secondary Mathematics Education

Basil Conway

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Dr. Basil Conway

Position: Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education
Office: Frank Brown Hall 3351
Phone: 706-565-1411
E-mail: conway_basil@columbusstate.edu
Bio

Office Hours

Monday 9-11 Jordan Hall 118
Wednesday 9-11 Jordan Hall 118
Thursday 4-5pm Frank Brown Hall 3351

Education

Auburn University, Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education

Colorado State University; Fort Collins, CO, Master of Science in Applied Statistics

Auburn University, Master of Science in Mathematics Education

Auburn University, Doctorate of Philosophy in Mathematics Education

Specialty Area

Mathematics and Statistics Education

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Bio

My current research in mathematics education has focused in two areas. The first has been in reducing the opportunity gap for students who are traditionally underrepresented in advanced mathematics courses. My second most current research area has focused on the use of the dual internship model to promote a professional learning community between teacher candidates and the master mentor teacher. I have served in two parts with this model and am collaborating with three other universities nationally to highlight the impact and risks of such placements. 

My research interests in the education of mathematical content focus in statistics.  My current research relates to the use of the Statistical Reasoning Learning Environment (Garfield and Ben-Zvi, 2008) to increase students’ ability to reason statistically and increase affection toward the subject. My most recent work in statistical content has been at the elementary level developing students understanding of distributions and variation. My statistical interests from my Master’s in Statistical Science at Colorado State University are in the use of benchmark assessments to predict and monitor student achievement through the use of discriminant analysis and multivariate statistics.

I have worked as a public school teacher and community college instructor for the last 10 years and 6 years respectively.  My first two years working in post-secondary education were spent at Jacksonville State University. I enjoy attending to learn more about others work in mathematics education while also presenting my own research to improve teacher, teacher education, and administration practices at the local, state, and national levels.

Publications

Conway, B., Martin, G., Strutchens, M., Kraska, M. & Huang, H. (2019 accepted, in revision). The statistical reasoning learning environment: A comparison of students’ statistical reasoning ability. Journal of Statistics Education, 27(1), Pages-IN PRESS.

Conway, B. & Seamon-Lilly, K. (2019). Integrating critical pedagogy with teaching statistics for social justice. In G. Mariano & F. Figliano (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Critical Thinking Strategies in Pre-Service Learning Environments, Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Whitfield, J., Conway, B., Erikson, D., & Strutchens, M. (2019, accepted in revision). The paired placement in multiple contexts. AMTE Monograph. Orlando, FL.

Strutchens, M., Sears, R., Whitfield, J., Lewis, J., Erickson, D., Brosnan, P.,  Conway, B., Junor-Clarke, P., Biagetti, S., Parrish, C., & Ellis, R. (2018). Implementation of paired placement and co-planning /co-teaching field experience models across multiple contexts. In T. Hodges & A. Baum (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Field Based Teacher Education. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Conway, B., Strutchens, M., Martin, W. G., & Kenney, L. (2018). Using Equitable Pedagogy to Increase Students’ Participation in AP Statistics. In D. White, A. Fernandes & M. Civil (Eds.), Access and Equity: Promoting High Quality Mathematics in Grades 9-12. (pp. 65-76) Reston, VA: National Council for Teachers of Mathematics.

Conway, B., Erikson, D., Parish, C., Strutchens, S., & Whitfield, J. (2017, October). An alternative approach to the traditional internship model.  Paper presented at the Georgia Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Eagle Rock, GA. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/gamte/.

Dillon, F., Martin, W. G., Conway, B., & Strutchens, M. (2017). The common core mathematics companion: The standards decoded for high school; What they say, what they mean, how to teach them. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Publishing.

Conway, B. (2015). A comparison of high school students’ development of statistical reasoning outcomes in high and low statistical reasoning learning environments (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Auburn University Electronic Theses and Dissertations. (http://hdl.handle.net/10415/4971).

Strutchens, M., Conway, B., & Hood, A. (2017). Access, equity, empowerment, and advocacy. In A. Culpepper, M. Massey, J. Watson, and J. Zelkowski. Alabama Strategic mathematics planning committee report. Montgomery, AL: Alabama State Department of Education. Retrieved from https://www.alsde.edu/ofc/osl/Documents/.

Presentations

Conway, B. & Stone, J. (2019, June, accepted). Sharing and Building Resources to Equip and Empower Mathematics Teacher Educators. Proceedings at the Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership Annual Conference; Minneapolis, MN.

Strutchens, M., Whitfield J., Conway, B. Erickson, D., Mangram, C., & Ellis, R (2019, June, accepted). Paired-Placement Internships: Clinical Teaching Becomes A Collaborative and Empowering Model for Ongoing Professional Development. Proceedings at the Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership Annual Conference; Minneapolis, MN.

Conway, B. (2019, April). An Opportunity the Changed a Life. Presentation conducted at The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference; San Diego, CA. 

Conway, B. & Peker, D. (2019, February). Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Literacy. Presentation conducted at The Georgia Science Teacher Association Annual Conference; Columbus, GA.

Conway, B. (2018, November). Incorporating Teaching for Social Justice. Presentation conducted at The Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference; Birmingham, AL.

Conway, B. & Lawler, B. (2018, October). Incorporating Teaching for Social Justice. Presentation conducted at The Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference; Rock Eagle, GA.

Conway, B. (2018, August). Forming a Focus around Social Justice in your Classroom. Poster presented at Welcome Week: Creativity and Innovation Forum; Columbus State University, GA.

Conway, B., Norris, P., Matin, M., & Hall, R. (2018, July). Panel of Teachers. Invited Panelist to PMLC Culminating Event: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices and Policies Including a Reunion of Past TEAM-Math Leaders, Presenters, and Participants. Lee County Board of Education; Opelika, AL.

Strutchens, M., Whitfield J., Conway, B. Erickson, D., Parrish, C., & Ellis, R. (2018, June). Paired-Placement: A Collaborative & Empowering Model for Clinical Teaching. Presentation conducted at The Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership Annual Conference; Denver, CO.

Conway, B. (2018, March). Connecting Statistics and Mathematics through Statistics by Understanding Variation. Presentation at the Woodrow Wilson STEM Outreach; Columbus State University, GA.

Conway, B. (2017, October). Developing Statistical Reasoning. Presentation conducted at The Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference; Rock Eagle, GA.

Conway, B., Erikson, D., Parish, C., Strutchens, S., & Whitfield, J. (2017, October). An Alternative Approach to the Traditional Internship. Paper presented at Georgia Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators; Rock Eagle, GA.

Conway, B. (2017, April). Using NCTM's Core Math Tools to Deepen Mathematical Connections in Statistics and Functions. Presentation conducted at The National Council for Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference; San Antonio, TX.

Whitfield, J., Strutchens, M., Erickson, D., Conway, B., & Parrish, C. (2017, April). The Paired Internship Model Presentation presented at The National Council for Teachers of Mathematics Annual Research Conference; San Antonio, TX.

Conway. B (2016, November). Differentiating Instruction through Open Tasks. Presentation conducted at The National Council for Teachers of Mathematics first annual Innov8 Conference; St. Louis, MI.

Conway, B. (2016, October). Providing Opportunity to Underrepresented Populations to Take Advanced Mathematics. Presentation conducted at the Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence, 11th Annual Sources of Urban Educational Excellence Conference; Atlanta, GA.

Conway, B. (2016, February). 2016 Deep Dive: Geometry Standards in the Common Core. Presentation conducted at Hover City Schools; Birmingham, AL.

Conway, B. (2015, November). Providing Opportunities for Advancement in Mathematics. Presentation conducted at The Alabama Council for Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference; Birmingham, AL.

Conway, B. (2015, November). Eliminating Tracking from the Top Down. Presentation conducted at The National Council for Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference; Minneapolis, MN.