Brian R. Evans

 

 

 

 

 

Brian R. Evans, EdD
Associate Professor
E-mail: bevans@pace.edu
Phone: (212) 346-1248


Education

  • EdD, Temple University
  • MS, Temple University
  • BS, Temple University

Courses Taught

  • ED 501: Survey of Mathematics
  • ED 502: Survey of Geometry
  • ED 503: Survey of Algebra
  • ED 629: Assessment and Evaluation
  • ED 630: Human Development in the School Context
  • ED 633: Foundations of Education
  • ED 637: Methods: Mathematics Interdisciplinary Teaching, Grades 1-6
  • ED 643: Secondary Methods: Making Mathematics Meaningful, Grade 7-12
  • ED 656: Literacy in the Content Area
  • MAT 260: History of Mathematics

Publications

  • Evans, B. R. (2014). The development of mathematics throughout the centuries: A brief history of mathematics in a cultural context. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  • Evans, B. R. (2014). Mathematics education in Singapore: How can mathematics education in Singapore inform mathematics education in the United States?Mathematics Teaching-Research Journal, 6(4), 1-32.
  • Evans, B. R. (2013). Supporting female students in mathematics for alternative certification teachers. Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification, 8 (2), 43-50.
  • Evans, B. R., & Leonard, J. (2013). Recruiting and retaining Black teachers to work in urban schools. Sage, 3, 1-12.
  • Evans, B. R. (2013). Elementary mathematics teacher beliefs. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 17(2), 107-112.
  • Evans, B. R., Leonard, J., Krier, K., & Ryan, S. (2013). The influence of a reform-based mathematics methods course on preservice teachers’ beliefs. Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 3(1), 79-92.
  • Evans, B. R. (2013). Beliefs about social justice among elementary mathematics teachers. Mathematics Teaching-Research Journal, 6(1/2), 46-58.
  • Evans, B. R. (2013). Supporting students from underrepresented groups in mathematics for alternative certification teachers. Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification, 8(1), 16-26.
  • Leonard, J., & Evans, B. R. (2012). Learning to teach mathematics for social justice: Teachers’ beliefs and dispositions. In A. A. Wager & D. W. Stinson (Eds.), Teaching mathematics for social justice: Conversations with educators (pp. 99-112).Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Evans, B. R., & Mulvey, J. (2012). Teaching elementary and secondary teachers in Uganda: Mathematical problem solving, mathematics for understanding, and reducing mathematics anxiety. Mathematics Teaching-Research Journal, 5(4), 79-99.
  • Evans, B. R. (2012). Problem solving abilities and perceptions in alternative certification mathematics teachers. Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification, 7(2), 34-43.
  • Evans, B. R. (2012). Mathematics content knowledge, anxiety, and efficacy among traditional and alternative certification elementary school teachers. Mathematics Teaching-Research Journal, 5(2), 31-53.
  • Evans, B. R. (2012). Nutrition, exercise, and sleep: Physiological considerations for the alternative certification teacher. Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification, 7(1), 35-46.
  • Newton, K. J., Leonard, J., Evans, B. R., & Eastburn, J. (2012). Preservice elementary teachers’ mathematics content knowledge and teacher efficacy. School Science and Mathematics Journal, 112(5), 289-299.
  • Evans, B. R. (2011). Elementary teachers’ mathematical content knowledge, efficacy, problem solving abilities, and beliefs in two alternative certification programs. Mathematics Teaching-Research Journal, 5(1), 71-100.
  • Evans, B. R. (2011). Content knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy in the mathematics New York City Teaching Fellows (NYCTF) program. School Science and Mathematics Journal, 111(5), 225-235.
  • Evans, B. R. (2011). Secondary mathematics teacher differences: Teacher quality and preparation in a New York City alternative certification program. The Mathematics Educator, 20(2), 24-32.
  • Evans, B. R. (2010). Determining quality teachers: Mathematical content knowledge, perceptions of teaching self-efficacy, and attitudes toward mathematics among a Teach for America cohort. Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification, 5 (2), 23-35.
  • Evans, B. R., Leonard, J., Ryan, S., Krier, K. (2010). Elementary preservice teacher attitudes. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 14 (4), 92-97.
  • Evans, B. R. (2010). A comparison of two alternative pathways to mathematics programs of teacher certification: Teacher quality in the New York City Teaching Fellows and Teach for America programs. Mathematics Teaching-Research Journal, 4 (1), 21-46.
  • Evans, B. R. (2010). Motivating students in probability with the birthday problem: Presenting the problem to your class and using technology to support student learning. The New York State Mathematics Teachers’ Journal, 60 (2), 76-79.
  • Evans, B. R. (2009). First year middle and high school teachers’ mathematical content proficiency and attitudes: Alternative certification in the Teach for America (TFA) program. Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification, 4 (1), 3-17.
  • Leonard, J., & Evans, B. R. (2008). Math links: Building learning communities in urban settings. Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, 1 (1), 60-83.
  • Evans, B. R. (2008). Maps and math: Connecting cartography, art, and social justice to mathematics. Mathematics Teaching-Research Journal, 3 (1), 3-18.
  • Evans, B. R. (2007). Student attitudes, conceptions, and achievement in introductory undergraduate college statistics. The Mathematics Educator, 17 (2), 24-30.
  • Evans, B. R. (2007). Math through democracy? An unexpected mathematics result to use in the classroom. Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics Magazine, 46 (1), 25-26.

Presentations

  • Walker, J., Evans, B. R., Falk-Ross, F., McDermott, P., Musti, S., Ardito, G., Pankowski, J. (2014, May 16). Un-bundling your syllabus: School of Education faculty and participants from teaching circles. Session at the 13th annual Pace University Faculty Institute, Pleasantville, NY.
  • Bishop, C., Evans, B. R., & Stephens, C. (2014, March 14). Let’s publish an article! Presented at the annual conference of the National Association for Alternative Certification, Orlando, FL.
  • Evans, B. R. (2014, March 13). Mathematics content knowledge, anxiety, and efficacy among traditional and alternative certification elementary school teacher. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Association for Alternative Certification, Orlando, FL.
  • Evans, B. R. (2014, March 1). Mathematics content knowledge, anxiety, and efficacy among elementary teachers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning, San Antonio, TX.
  • Evans, B. R. (2013, December 5). Issues and trends in STEM education panel discussion. Panel discussion at the Fall 2013 Pace University STEM Forum, New York, NY.
  • Evans, B. R. (2013, November 28). Pre-Columbian American mathematics: The Olmec, Maya, and Inca civilizations. Paper presented at the annual conference of COMPUMAT, Havana, Cuba.
  • Evans, B. R. (2013, November 15). History of mathematics in the classroom: A focus on cultures. Paper presented at the annual convention of the School Science and Mathematics Association, San Antonio, TX.
  • Evans, B. R. (2013, November 14). Mathematics knowledge, anxiety, and efficacy among traditional and alternative certification school teachers. Paper presented at the annual convention of the School Science and Mathematics Association, San Antonio, TX.
  • Evans, B. R. (2013, November 9). History of mathematics in the classroom: A focus on cultures. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State, Buffalo, NY.
  • Evans, B. R. (2013, October 24). Mathematics content knowledge, anxiety, and efficacy among traditional and alternative certification elementary school teachers. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Hartford, CT.
  • Esner, B., Ettlinger, S., Evans, B. R., Lahana, L., Lynch, T., & Groome, M. (2013, June 1). Perspectives in STEM education panel discussion.Panel discussion at the Spring 2013 Pace University STEM Conference, New York, NY.
  • Becker, D., O’Neil, C., Evans, B. R., Chohan, A., Haffey, B., & Vicioso, J. (2013, June 1). Logic series: Convert a word. Computer application presentation at the Spring 2013 Pace University STEM Conference, New York, NY.
  • Evans, B. R., Falk-Ross, F., Musti, S., McDermott, P., Plotka, R., & Walker, J. (2013, May 21). Teaching circles on innovative technology. Session at the 12th annual Pace University Faculty Institute, New York, NY.
  • Stinson, D. W., Wagner, A. A., Bartell, T. G., Evans, B. R., Gutstein, E., & Leonard, J. (2013, April 3). Teaching mathematics for social justice: Conversation with educators. Symposium at the seventh international conference of Mathematics Education and Society, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Evans, B. R. (2013, March 16). Problem solving abilities and perceptions in alternative certification mathematic teachers. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Association for Alternative Certification, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Evans, B. R. (2013, March 15). Publishing in JNAAC. Presented at the annual conference of the National Association for Alternative Certification, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Evans, B. R. (2013, March 2). Secondary mathematics alternative certification teacher problem solving. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning, Tulsa, OK.
  • Adams, A., Delany, C., Evans, B. R., Akdemir, A., Bradley, M., Delgado, S., Fitzpatrick, L., Gonzales, E., & Mercado, E., (2013, February 22). Leyendo ciencias: Estrategias de lectura en la ensenanza de ciencias. Presented at the IX Conferencia Internacional de Lecto Escritura, Cuidad de Guatemala, Guatemala.
  • Adams, A., Delany, C., Evans, B. R., Akdemir, A., Bradley, M., Delgado, S., Fitzpatrick, L., Gonzales, E., & Mercado, E., (2013, February 21). Leyendo matematicas: Estrategias de lectura en la ensenanza de las matematicas. Presented at the IX Conferencia Internacional de Lecto Escritura, Cuidad de Guatemala, Guatemala.
  • Evans, B. R. (2012, November 10). History of mathematics in the classroom: A focus on cultures. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State, Rye, NY.
  • Evans, B. R. (2012, November 8). Problem solving abilities and perceptions in alternative certification mathematics teachers. Paper presented at the annual convention of the School Science and Mathematics Association, Birmingham, AL.
  • Evans, B. R. (2012, November 8). History of mathematics in the classroom: A focus on cultures. Paper presented at the annual convention of the School Science and Mathematics Association, Birmingham, AL.
  • Evans, B. R. (2012, November 2). Problem solving abilities and perceptions in alternative  certification mathematics teachers. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education-North America, Kalamazoo, MI.
  • Evans, B. R. (2012, October 18). Problem solving abilities and perceptions in alternative certification mathematics teachers. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Hartford, CT.
  • Leavitt, D., Evans, B. R., Collins, M. (2012, April 27). Alternatively-certified teachers bring diverse mathematical outlooks to underserved students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics with the Benjamin Banneker Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Koestler, C., Bartell, T. G., Leonard, J., Evans, B., Gonzalez, L., Wagner, A. A., & Stinson, D. W. (2012, April 24). Teaching teachers mathematics for social justice. Research symposium at the research pre-session meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Evans, B. R. (2012, March 1). Alternative certification elementaryteachers’ mathematics knowledge, efficacy, and problem solving. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Association for Alternative Certification, Bethesda, MD.
  • Evans, B. R. (2012, March 1). Comparison of two alternative pathways in secondary mathematics teacher certification. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Association for Alternative Certification, Bethesda, MD.
  • Evans, B. R. (2012, March 1). Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification. Presented at the annual conference of the National Association for Alternative Certification, Bethesda, MD.
  • Evans, B. R. (2012, February 25). A comparison of two alternative pathway programs in secondary mathematics teacher certification. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning, Charlotte, NC.
  • Evans, B. R. (2012, February 25). Elementary teachers’ mathematical content knowledge, efficacy, and problem solving abilities in alternative certification. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning, Charlotte, NC.
  • Evans, B. R. (2011, November 12). Elementary teachers’ mathematical knowledge, efficacy, and problem solving abilities in alternative certification. Paper presented at the annual convention of the School Science and Mathematics Association, Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Evans, B. R. (2011, November 12). A comparison of two alternative pathway programs in secondary mathematics teacher certification. Paper presented at the annual convention of the School Science and Mathematics Association, Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Evans, B. R. (2011, October 29). History of mathematics in the classroom: A focus on cultures. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State, Rochester, NY.
  • Evans, B. R. (2011, October 22). Elementary teachers’ mathematical content knowledge, efficacy, and problem solving abilities in alternative certification. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education-North America, Reno, NV.
  • Evans, B. R. (2011, October 22). A comparison of two alternative pathway programs in secondary mathematics teacher certification. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education-North America, Reno, NV.
  • Evans, B. R. (2011, October 20). Elementary teachers’ mathematical content knowledge, efficacy, and problem solving abilities in alternative certification. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Hartford, CT.
  • Evans, B. R. (2011, October 19). A comparison of two alternative pathway programs in secondary mathematics teacher certification. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Hartford, CT.
  • Evans, B. R. (2011, April 13). Middle and high school mathematics teacher differences in mathematics alternative certification. Paper presented at the research pre-session meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Falk-Ross, F., & Evans, B. R. (2011, April 10). Word games: Content area teachers’ use of vocabulary strategies to build diverse students’ reading competencies. Roundtable session presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Evans, B. R. (2011, March 18). Math through democracy? An unexpected mathematics result to use in the classroom. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Long Island Mathematics Conference, Old Westbury, NY.
  • Evans, B. R. (2011, March 12). Teacher differences in mathematics knowledge, attitudes toward mathematics, and self-efficacy among NYC Teaching Fellows. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Evans, B. R. (2011, March 12). Determining teacher quality in Teach for America alternative certification teachers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Evans, B. R. (2011, March 11). Alternative certification middle and high school mathematics teacher differences. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Association for Alternative Certification, Chicago, IL. Featured in NAAC’s Showcase for Success.
  • Evans, B. R. (2011, March 11). Teacher quality in Teach for America alternative certification. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Association for Alternative Certification, Chicago, IL.
  • Evans, B. R. (2010, November 12). Reducing math anxiety in the classroom. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State, Saratoga Springs, NY.
  • Evans, B. R. (2010, November 11). Reducing math anxiety in the classroom. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Harrisburg, PA.
  • Evans, B. R. (2010, November 4). Mathematics teacher differences: Teacher quality and preparation in an alternative certification program. Paper presented at the annual convention of the School Science and Mathematics Association, Fort Myers, FL.
  • Evans, B. R. (2010, November 4). Determining quality teachers: TFA teacher mathematical content knowledge, Self-efficacy, and attitudes. Paper presented at the annual convention of the School Science and Mathematics Association, Fort Myers, FL.
  • Evans, B. R. (2010, October 31). Teacher differences in mathematics knowledge, attitudes toward mathematics, and self-efficacy among NYC Teaching Fellows. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education-North America, Columbus, OH.
  • Evans, B. R. (2010, October 29). Determining teacher quality in Teach for America alternative certification teachers. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education-North America, Columbus, OH.
  • Leonard, J., Krier, K., & Evans, B. R. (2010, October 29). Influence of a reform-based mathematics methods course on preservice teachers' attitudes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education-North America, Columbus, OH.
  • Evans, B. R. (2010, October 21). Teacher quality, content knowledge, and self-efficacy in one mathematics Teach for America cohort. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Hartford, CT.
  • Evans, B. R. (2010, October 20). Middle and high school mathematics teacher differences in mathematics alternative certification. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Hartford, CT.
  • Evans, B. R. (2010, October 14). Using maps in mathematics: A connections activity. Paper presented at the Eastern regional conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Baltimore, MD.
  • Evans, B. R. (2010, April 23). Using maps in mathematics: A connections activity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, San Diego, CA.
  • Evans, B. R. (2010, April 20). First year teachers’ mathematical content proficiency and attitudes. Poster presented at the research pre-session meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, San Diego, CA.
  • Evans, B. R. (2010, March 13). Content proficiency and beliefs in the New York City Teaching Fellows program. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning, Conway, AR.
  • Evans, B. R. (2010, February 21). Content knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy in the mathematics New York City Teaching Fellows (NYCTF) program. Paper presented at the annual meeting for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Atlanta, GA.
  • Evans, B. R. (2010, January 28). Content knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy in the mathematics NYC Teaching Fellows program. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Association for Alternative Certification, Summerlin, NV.
  • Evans, B. R. (2009, November 13). Maps and math: Using maps to motivate students in mathematics. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State, Buffalo, NY.
  • Evans, B. R. (2009, November 6). Connections using maps in mathematics. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Evans, B. R. (2009, October 23). First year middle and high school teachers’ mathematical content proficiency and attitudes. Paper presented at the annual convention of the School Science and Mathematics Association, Reno, NV.
  • Evans, B. R. (2009, October 23). Content knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy in the mathematics NYC Teaching Fellows program. Paper presented at the annual convention of the School Science and Mathematics Association, Reno, NV.
  • Evans, B. R. (2009, October 21). The New York City Teaching Fellows program: A case study inalternative certification in mathematics. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Hartford, CT.
  • Evans, B. R. (2009, October 7). Two unexpected and motivating mathematical situations. Invited session presented at York College, Queens, NY.
  • Evans, B. R. (2009, September 25). Teach for America (TFA) teacher mathematical knowledge and beliefs. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education-North America, Atlanta, GA.
  • Leonard, J., Newton, K. J., & Evans, B. R. (2009, September 24). The influence of a reform-based mathematics methods course on preservice teachers' content knowledge and beliefs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education-North America, Atlanta, GA.
  • Evans, B. R. (2009, September 24). Invited contributor to the working group: “Supporting Teachers to Increase Retention” at the annual meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education-North America, Atlanta, GA. Follow-up meetings (2010, October 29), Columbus, OH and (2011, October 21 and 22), Reno, NV. Presentation: Alternative Teacher Retention in Mathematics: New York City Teaching Fellows and Teach for America.
  • Leonard, J., Evans, B. R., Newton, K. J., & Eastburn, J. (2009, April 22). Influence of a mathematics methods course on preservice teachers' efficacy. Paper presented at the research pre-session meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Washington DC.
  • Evans, B. R. (2009, March 6). First year middle and high school teachers’ mathematical content proficiency and attitudes in the Teach for America (TFA) program. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning, Rome, GA.
  • Evans, B. R. (2008, November 8). Engaging students with the Birthday Problem, graphing calculators, and spreadsheets. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State, Rye, NY.
  • Evans, B. R. (2008, November 7). Using the Birthday Problem and technology to motivate students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Slip Rock, PA.
  • Evans, B. R. (2008, October 23). A case study of teachers’ mathematics content knowledge and attitudes toward mathematics. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Hartford, CT.
  • Evans, B. R. (2008, October 3). Math through democracy? An unexpected mathematics result to use in the classroom. Paper presented at the Central regional conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Oklahoma City, OK.
  • Evans, B. R. (2008, April 11). Student attitudes, conceptions, and achievement in introductory undergraduate college statistics. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Leonard, J., Ryan, S. P., Evans, B. R., & Eastburn, J. (2008, March 28). Math links: Building learning communities in urban settings. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.
  • Evans, B. R. (2007, November 8). Math through democracy? An unexpected mathematics result to use in the classroom. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Valley Forge, PA.
  • Evans, B. R. (2007, October 25). Math through democracy? An unexpected mathematics result to use in the classroom. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State, Rochester, NY.
  • Leonard, J., & Evans, B. R. (2007, April 11). Reforming mathematics instruction in teacher education programs to enhance preservice teachers’ understanding in mathematics. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Leonard, J., & Evans B. R. (2007, March 20). Reforming mathematics instruction in teacher education programs to enhance preservice teachers’ understanding in mathematics. Poster presented at the research pre-session meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Atlanta, GA.
  • Evans, B. R. (2006, October 19). Student attitudes, conceptions, and achievement in introductory undergraduate college statistics. Paper presented at the Eastern regional conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Atlantic City, NJ.
  • Evans, B. R. (2005, October 28). Student attitudes, conceptions, and achievement in introductory undergraduate college statistics. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Harrisburg, PA.
  • Ahsani, M., Leon, J., & Evans, B. R. (2005, September 28). Hybrid learning environments: Connecting engineering curriculum and general education to improve student performance. Poster presented at the Interactive Computer Aided Learning International Conference, Carinthia Technical Institute, University of Applied Sciences, Villach, Austria.
  • Evans, B. R., & Callan, J. (2004, April 22). Can students really learn mathematics in a hybrid onsite/online course? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Philadelphia, PA.