Vilma Mesa is professor of education and mathematics at the University of Michigan. She is also and Faculty Associate at the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education. She investigates mathematics instruction and resource use in post-secondary settings, with an emphasis on community colleges. She has conducted several analyses of textbooks and evaluation projects on the impact of innovative mathematics teaching practices for students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Other interests include analysis of textbooks and their use in university math classrooms by students and teachers (in particular digital, interactive, open source and open access textbooks) and development of instruments to assess quality of instruction and mathematical knowledge for teaching in post-secondary mathematics.
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