Thomasenia Lott Adams, PhD, is a mathematics teacher educator/researcher in the School of Teaching & Learning and the Associate Dean of Research (ADR) in the College of Education at the University of Florida (UF), Gainesville, FL. Dr. Adams’ scholarship includes funded grants at the national and state levels, including her role as Co-Principal Investigator on the Florida STEM Teacher Induction and Professional Support Center funded by the Florida Department of Education and the UF Noyce Scholars Program: Raising STEM EduGators funded by the National Science Foundation. She has a commendable lists of publications and conference presentations is a senior author of the Go Math! elementary mathematics textbook series published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She is also author on several publications of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and Solutions Tree.
Service posts to her credit include editor of the Mathematical Roots Department in Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School and co-editor of Investigations Department of Teaching Children Mathematics both published by NCTM. Dr. Adams has also served as board member of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators board member of the School Science and Mathematics Association and past president of the Florida Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.
Dr. Adams is a previous recipient of the Mary L. Collins Teacher Educator of the Year Award for the Florida Association of Teacher Educators. She has participated in major efforts to improve teaching and learning of mathematics, including serving as a mathematics coach across grades K-12, being co-author of K-12 mathematics professional development programs and leader for the mathematics and science job-embedded professional development and graduate degree program for middle and high school teachers. She is also an accomplished mentor of mathematics education doctoral students.
She received a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from South Carolina State College, a Master of Education and Doctorate of Philosophy in Instruction & Curriculum from UF in 1990 and 1993, respectively.