Smith elected to national mathematics committee


STEPHENVILLE (February 7, 2017) – Tarleton Associate Professor Dr. Kathy Horak Smith was recently elected to the Publications Committee of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning for the 2017-2020 term.

Smith has worked in the mathematics education field for more than 22 years, serving as an assistant and associate professor for the last 18.

She has co-authored two mathematics professional development modules for the Texas Education Agency.  She also collaborated on a science education textbook with Dr. Molly Weinburgh, and authored and co-authored more than 15 peer reviewed publications, most of which concern the integration of mathematics, science and language acquisition.

Dr. Kathy Horak Smith

Smith is currently working on a book with Dr. Molly Weinburgh and Dr. Cecilia Silva about teaching mathematics, science, and language to multilingual learners.

Since working in the university ranks, Smith has given more than 35 presentations at national and international conferences, and provided numerous professional developments for in-service teachers.

Twice a Tarleton graduate, Smith obtained both her bachelor’s degree (1984) and her master’s in education (1990), before earning her Ph.D. from Georgia State University in 2000.

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