Dr. Jayne Fleener

Program Committee Chair

NC State University
Dean of Education

Dean Fleener has over 20 years of professional experience in K-12 and higher education, including teaching high school mathematics and computer science in North Carolina. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, and two master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina. She received a PhD from UNC-Chapel Hill and is in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in mathematics education. Before coming to NC State, she was the Dean of the College of Education at Louisana State University.

Her teaching and research have been in the areas of philosophy, computer science, mathematics, mathematics education, gender issues in mathematics and engineering, and curriculum theory. She has numerous publications, including her recent books Curriculum Dynamics: Recreating Heart and Chaos, Complexity, Curriculum, and Culture: A Conversation (edited, with others). She has also participated in several millions of dollars worth of grants in the areas of mathematics education, technology integration, gender studies, teacher professional development, and high school students’ preparation and readiness for college and post-secondary experiences.

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, December, 1988 Dissertation: Using the computer as an instructional tool to aid in mathematical problem solving
M.A.T. Mathematics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, August, 1983
M.A. Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, August, 1980. Thesis: Epistemology of mathematics
B.A. Philosophy, Indiana University at Bloomington, May, 1978