Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics EducationPh.D. in STEM Education, The University of Texas at Austin, expected 2019
B.S. in Mathematics, Texas State University, 2009
Ryan Gertenbach is a doctoral student and research assistant. His general research interests include cognition and learning, mathematics and computer science education, and ethnomathematics. He has worked as a teaching assistant for UTeach, as a program evaluator, and has facilitated professional development for in-service teachers. He is currently working as part of Project LEAP (Learning through an Early Algebra Progression)a research project with a focus on learning progressions and early algebra instruction for grades K-5. Ryan has presented his work at national education conferences including NCTM and PME-NA. Before attending UT, he taught secondary mathematics and engineering for six years during which he wrote grants to foster innovation and received recognition as teacher of the year in 2010 at Wimberley High School. Ryan was awarded a Curriculum and Instruction Recruitment Fellowship for the 2015-2016 academic year and is the recipient of the Jewel Popham Raschke Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Mathematics Education for the 2017-2018 academic year.