Jenny Buontempo

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Research Data Analyst, Center for Education Policy Analysis, Stanford University


B.S., Mathematics and International Business and Trade, Saint Peter’s College
M.A., Interdisciplinary Education, Santa Clara University
M.A., Mathematics, University of Kansas
Ph.D., STEM Education, The University of Texas at Austin


Gender inequity in STEM, student and teacher beliefs and attitudes


Catherine Riegle-Crumb


Jenny Buontempo received her Ph.D. in STEM Education from the University of Texas at Austin. She received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics and international business from Saint Peter’s University. She obtained a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in interdisciplinary education with a STEEM (Science, Technology, Environmental Education, and Mathematics) emphasis from Santa Clara University.  Her prior experiences as a high school math teacher inform her current research interests of examining gender disparities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and their relation to student and teacher attitudes and the classroom environment. She has worked on the UTeachEngineering project and is currently working on the National Mindset Study project. She was awarded the University Graduate Continuing Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year.