University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Jeffrey Shih is an Associate Professor in the Teaching & Learning department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Shih earned a B.A. in Statistics with a minor in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley. His Ph.D. in Social Research Methodology/Quantitative Methods from UCLA focused on the development of frameworks of rational number understanding for preservice teachers. Dr. Shih currently teaches undergraduate and graduate mathematics education courses and advises mathematics education doctoral students.
Jeff is a Research Associate of the NSF-funded Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum (CSMC), a member of the editorial board of the Elementary School Journal, and serves as the Coordinator for the Nevada Collaborative Teaching Improvement Program (NeCoTIP), the Improving Teacher Quality State Grant program. He also currently serves on the Clark County School District (CCSD) Research Review Committee. Jeff recently served as Program Chair of the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) in Denver, as well as on the AERA Professional Development Committee.
Jeff’s research focuses on the effect of curriculum on student achievement. His current work examines the effect of secondary Standards-based mathematics programs on postsecondary access and success. His work has been published in JRME and Teaching Children Mathematics.