Role with the CSE: Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, Graduate School of Education
Graduate School of Education
Portland State University
Curriculum and Instruction
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751
Portland State University, Ed.D.
Nicole Miller Rigelman, Ed.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She received her doctorate from Portland State University and currently teaches mathematics education courses for preservice and inservice teachers. Prior to receiving her doctorate, Dr. Rigelman taught middle school mathematics and later served as a K-12 mathematics curriculum specialist. She serves on several state mathematics advisory boards and was a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Assessment Task Force and the Professional Development and Services Committee. She has also served the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) through the Teaching Resources Task Force, the Professional Development Committee, and is co-leading the AMTE’s Elementary Mathematics Specialists' initiatives with her colleague Dr. Maggie McGatha from University of Louisville. She was recently appointed to the NCTM's Annual Perspectives in Mathematics Education editorial panel and was elected to serve AMTE's Board of Directors as secretary.
Dr. Rigelman was involved in a National Science Foundation funded, math science partnership grant where she served as faculty for the Collegial Leadership course and supported teachers in their implementation of high-level mathematical discourse in their classrooms. She was the principal investigator on the Connect2MATH-Connect2SCIENCE math science partnership grant focused on engaging teachers and students in inquiry-based math and science instruction and assessment practices as well as the integration and collegial examination of those subject areas. Her current research interests lie in mathematics teacher preparation and professional development, influence of curriculum materials on student and teacher learning, and standards implementation and assessment.