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Meet Professor Nicole Rigelman
Meet Professor Nicole Rigelman

Nicole Miller Rigelman, EdD,  is a professor in the Curriculum and Instruction Department. 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 also served on NCTM's Annual Perspectives in Mathematics Education editorial panel for the 2015 book, Assessment to Enhance Learning and Teaching. Dr. Rigelman is an active member of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE), serving on the teaching resources task force and several committees including, professional development, membership, and emerging issues. She just completed her term on AMTE's board of directors as secretary and on the writing team for the Standards for Preparing Teachers of Mathematics. She was recently appointed as Associate Vice President of Membership for AMTE. With her colleague Dr. Maggie McGatha, Dr. Rigelman has co-led the various AMTE Elementary Mathematics Specialists' (EMS) initiatives. These include the development of the Standards for Elementary Mathematics Specialists: A Reference for Teacher Credentialing Programs; the writing of a joint position statement on the role of EMS in teaching and learning mathematics; and the convening of both state certification (n=2) and researcher’s (n=1) conferences focused on EMSs. Drs. Rigelman and McGatha also served as co-editors of the second book in AMTE’s professional book series, Elementary Mathematics Specialists: Developing, Refining, and Examining Programs that Support Mathematics Teaching and Learning. 

Dr. Rigelman has been involved in a​​ number of National Science Foundation and Oregon Department of Education-funded grants. 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. ​She currently serves as co-principal investigator for the EaMML math science partnership focused on developing mathematics instructional leaders at the elementary and secondary level and principal investigator of the DEMIL Noyce Master Teacher Fellowship grant which focused on developing elementary teacher leaders. ​Her current research interests lie in mathematics teacher preparation and professional development, influence of curriculum materials on student and teacher learning, ​mathematical reasoning and problem solving as it relates to​ standards implementation and assessment.

Nicole Rigelman, EdD
Portland State University
College of Education
Curriculum and Instruction
PO Box 751
1900 SW 4th Avenue
Room 290Q
Portland, OR 97207-0751
Phone: 503-725-4699
Fax: 503-725-8475