Jennifer Jones

Lecturer, Mathematics Education,
Peter Sammartino School of Education

Contact Information


  • Problem-based Strategies for Elementary Math
  • World of Math: Number
  • World of Math: Algebra
  • World of Math: Geometry
  • World of Math: Data Analysis and Probability
  • World of Math: Science
  • World of Math: Applications in Real World


  • Mathematics identity
  • Affect and mathematics learning/teaching
  • Culturally relevant pedagogy
  • Teaching mathematics for social justice


  • BA, Anthropology, NYU (1994)
  • EdD, Mathematics Education, Rutgers Graduate School of Education (2012)

Academic Profile

Jennifer V. Jones received a BA (anthropology) from NYU, and a doctoral degree (Ed.D.) from Rutgers GSE in 2012. Dr. Jones has been a mathematics and science elementary grades teacher, teacher leader and district coach (math & technology), local education association representative, and teacher-researcher in a NJ urban school district, special education mathematics teaching and learning specialist for the NYC public schools, and adjunct professor at TCNJ and WPU. As a doctoral fellow and research assistant, she worked with Rutgers GSE faculty to collect classroom data (videotaping, interviewing) for a large NSF-funded project (MetroMath) to study mathematics and affect. This led to her own research interest to examine the impact of effect on learning and teaching mathematics, and relationships between racial and mathematics identity co-construction that resulted in a mixed-methods qualitative dissertation entitled Case Stories of Mathematical and Racial Identity among Black Girls in a Small Urban School District.

Dr. Jones worked at Rutgers Center for Mathematics, Science and Computer Education (CMSCE), as project coordinator and then director of The Center’s grant-funded MSP multi-year math and special education teacher professional development programs. During the 2016-2017 academic year, she served as Clinical Faculty for Mathematics with Urban Teachers at the Johns Hopkins School of Education in Baltimore, M.D. (coursework and in-class coaching).

Dr. Jones is active with mathematics and professional development organizations, attends and gives presentations at local and national conferences, and provides mathematics teacher professional development consulting services to schools/districts by contract. A New Jersey native, Jennifer has lived in Cambridge, M.A., and Baltimore, M.D., and now lives in West New York, N.J. to be close to her daughter, son-in-law, and young grandson.

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