Research and Projects
I am now accepting applications for doctoral students interested in earning a
Ph.D. in Mathematics with research in Mathematics Education. I will sponsor
research projects in areas related to my ongoing research, including
mathematical modeling in elementary grades, content preparation of secondary
mathematics teachers, gender issues in mathematics education, informal
mathematics education, and mathematics coaching, .
Teaching
Courses Taught
 M 135: Mathematics for K8 Teachers I (replaced by M 132 and M 234)
 M 328: Higher Mathematics for Secondary Teachers
 M 329: Modern Geometry
 M 428: Modeling for Teachers
 EDU 497R: Methods of Teaching 5  8 Mathematics
 EDU 497: Methods of Teaching 912 Mathematics
 M 424: Algebraic Thinking and Number Sense in the Middle Grades
 M 520: Standardsbased Mathematics
 M 524: Linear Algebra for Teachers
 M 528: Curriculum Design in Mathematics
 M 588: Professional Development in Mathematics
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Education
Ph.D.
(Mathematics), Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of
New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 2003
Dissertation: Convection in a ClosedLoop Thermosyphon: Bifurcation and
Stability Analysis
MA(Mathematics), Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of
New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1999
Teaching Certificate , PostBaccalaureate Education Program, Kennesaw
State
University, Atlanta, GA, 1995
BA (Mathematics and English), University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill, NC, 1992
Publications

Yopp, David, Burroughs, Elizabeth A., Barlow, Angela, and Sutton, John. (Accepted
2014).
Using video to assess coaching knowledge. Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

Yopp, David, Barlow, Angela, Sutton, John, and Burroughs, Elizabeth A.
(Accepted 2014). Using participant responses to video of coaching practice to focus mathematics coaching programs. Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership.

Barlow, Angela, Burroughs, Elizabeth A., Harmon, Shannon, Sutton, John, and Yopp, David. (2014) Assessing views of coaching via a videobased tool. ZDM: The
International Journal on Mathematics Education, 46(2), 227238.
Link to article

Deshler, Jessica and Burroughs, Elizabeth A. (2013). Teaching mathematics
with women in mind. Notices of the American Mathematical Society (October)
60(9), 11561163.
Link to article

Burroughs, Elizabeth A. and Deshler, Jessica (2013). Gender bias? College
Mathematics Journal, 44(2), 88.

Watts, Christina M., Cao, Jing, Panza, Christopher, Dugaw, Christopher,
Colwell, Mark, and Burroughs, Elizabeth A. (2012)
A discrete time stochastic model
for the population of the Western Snowy Plover. Natural Resource Modeling.
Link to article
 Sutton, John, Burroughs, Elizabeth A. and Yopp, David (2011).
Coaching knowledge: Domains and definitions.
Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership. Vol. 13 (2), pp. 1220.
Link to article

Yopp, David, Burroughs, Elizabeth A., and Lindaman, Brian (2011).
Why it is important for inservice elementary teachers to understand
the equality 0.999...=1.
Journal of Mathematical Behavior. Vol. 30 (4), pp. 304318.
Link to article

Yopp, David, Burroughs, Elizabeth A., Luebeck, Jennifer, Heidema, Clare,
Mitchell, Arlene, and Sutton, John (2011). How to be a wise consumer of
coaching: Strategies teachers can use to maximize coaching's benefits.
Journal of Staff Development, 32(1), pp 5053.
 Burroughs, Elizabeth and Yopp, David (2010) . Preservice mathematics teachers'
understanding of repeating decimal concepts, Investigations in Mathematics
Learning, Vol 3(1), pp. 2342.
 Burroughs, Elizabeth and Luebeck, Jennifer (2010). Including preservice
teachers in mathematics lesson study, The Montana Mathematics Enthusiast,
Vol 7 (3), pp. 391  400.
 Burke, Maurice and Burroughs, Elizabeth. Using CAS to explore historical
problems, Mathematics Teacher, 2009.
 Burroughs, Elizabeth and Evans, Tyler. The Chinese Remainder Theorem,
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2009.
 Brown, Sharon and Elizabeth Burroughs, Poster Projects: Mathematics in
Context, PRIMUS (Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate
Studies), Vol 18, Issue 5 (2008), p 475  487.

Shryock, Kacee A., Sharon L. Brown, Nathan J. Sanders, and Elizabeth Burroughs,
A ReactionDiffusion Equation Modeling the Invasion of the Argentine Ant
Population, Linepithema Humile, at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve,
Natural Resource Modeling, Vol 21, No. 2 (2008), p 330342.
 Burroughs, Elizabeth, Encouraging Mathematics Teachers as Mathematicians, Mathematics Teacher, Vol 100 (2007), No 7, p 464  469.
 Burroughs, Elizabeth, Evangelos Coutsias, and Louis Romero, A Reducedorder Partial Differential Equation Model for the Flow in a Thermosyphon, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 543 (2005) 203  237.
 Salinger, Andrew, Elizabeth Burroughs, Roger Pawlowski, Eric Phipps,
and Louis Romero, Bifurcation Tracking Algorithms and Software for LargeScale
Applications, International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, Vol. 15, No. 3
(2005) 1015  1032.
 Burroughs, Elizabeth, Louis Romero, Richard Lehoucq, and Andrew Salinger,
Linear Stability of Flow in a Differentially Heated Cavity via LargeScale
Eigenvalue Calculations, International Journal of Numerical Methods for
Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 14, No. 6 (2004) 803  822.
 Salinger, Andrew, Nawaf BouRabee, Roger Pawlowski, Edward Wilkes,
Elizabeth Burroughs, Richard Lehoucq, and Louis Romero, LOCA 1.0
Library of Continuation Algorithms: Theory and Implementation Manual,
Technical Report SAND20020396, Sandia National Laboratories, March 2002.
 Burroughs, Elizabeth, Louis Romero, Richard Lehoucq, and Andrew Salinger,
LargeScale Eigenvalue Calculations for Computing the Stability of Buoyancy
Driven Flows, Technical Report SAND20010113, Sandia National Laboratories, May 2001.
Research Interests
 instructional coaching in elementary mathematics classrooms
 connections between the mathematics preservice teachers study as
undergraduates and the mathematics they will teach to school students
 developing courses appropriate for preservice mathematics
teacher preparation programs
