Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

M Nazemi

M Nazemi

M Nazemi

Name: Dr. M Nazemi
Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 250.371.5736


Mathematics Education
Second Language Acquisition
Language and Literacy Across Content Areas
Critical Race Theory
Sociocultural Theories of Learning and Identity
Critical, Anti-racist Feminist Studies
Mixed Methods Research
Institutional Ethnography
Curriculum Design and Development


2013 to 2017: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD); University of Washington
Curriculum and Instruction, Mathematics Education & Critical Race and Mixed Methods
"Racialized Narratives of Female Students of Color: Learning Mathematics in a Neoliberal Context"

2009 to 2011: Master of Arts (M.A.); McGill University
Education and Society & Gender and Women's Studies
"Beyond Racism: Mapping Ruling Relations in a Canadian University from the Standpoint of Racialized Female Student Activists"

2005 to 2006: Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.); University of British Columbia
French Immersion, French as a Second Language, & Mathematics

2000 to 2005: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.); University of British Columbia
Mathematics Major & French Language and Literature Minor

2002 to 2003: Erasmus Student Exchange; Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne & Universite de Lausanne


Henrick, E., Appelgate, M., & Nazemi, M. (under revision, 2017). Instructional Materials as tools for Instructional Improvement. In Cobb, P., Henrick, E., Jackson, K., & Smith, T., Eds. Strategies for improvement: Building school and district capacity for
ambitious teaching and rigorous student learning. Harvard Education Press.

Wilson, J., Nazemi, M., & Jackson, K. (under revision, 2017). Investigating mathematics teaching practice in classrooms that support African American students. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education.

Employment History

August 2017 to Present: Assistant Professor; Thompson Rivers University
School of Education, Faculty of Education and Social Work

June 2014 to Present: Research Conference Reviewer; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

March 2017 to June 2017: Graduate Research Assistant; M2C3 Project, University of Washington-Tacoma

November 2016 to June 2017: French Immersion Teacher; School District No. 43 (Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Anmore, and Belcarra, BC)

September 2013 to March 2017: K-12 Instructional Coach & Graduate Teaching Assistant;
Secondary Teacher Education Program, University of Washington

October 2016 to February 2017: Curriculum Developer for Entrance Exams; Antioch University

May 2016 to January 2017: Adjunct Professor; Antioch University

September 2011 to January 2017: Graduate Research Assistant; MIST Project, Vanderbilt University

June 2015 to August 2015: Adjunct Professor; University of Washington

September 2012 to August 2013: District Elementary Curriculum Evaluator and Consultant
Kahnawake Education Center

September 2010 to August 2013: Adjunct Professor; Department of Integrated Studies in Education & First Nations and Inuit Education, McGill University (Montreal, QC & Kawawachikamach, QC)

June 2008 to August 2009: Summer School Mathematics & French Teacher; Vancouver School Board

September 2005 to August 2009: Secondary Mathematics and French Immersion Teacher; Langley School District

Courses Taught

Bachelor of Education Program; Thompson Rivers University
EDMA 3100: Mathematics I
EDMA 3200: Mathematics II

Masters in Teaching, Secondary Teacher Education Program; University of Washington, Seattle
EDTEP 582: Teaching Mathematics in Secondary School I
EDTEP 583: Teaching Mathematics in Secondary School II
EDTEP 573: Assessment in Secondary Education
EDTEP 575:Working with English Language Learners & Literacy Across the Curriculum (Humanities and STEM section)
EDTEP 575: Working with English Language Learners & Literacy Across the Curriculum (STEM Section Only)

Master of Arts in Teaching Program; Antioch University, Seattle
EDUC 557 Elementary and Middle School (K-8) Mathematics Methods I
EDUC 559 Elementary and Middle School (K-8) Mathematics Methods II

First Nations and Inuit Education & Department of Integrated Studies in Education; McGill University
EDEE 230: Elementary School Mathematics
EDEE 332: Teaching (Elementary School) Mathematics

Langley School District & Vancouver School Board
Calculus AP
Principles of Mathematics 12
Principles of Mathematics 11
Essentials of Mathematics 11
Francais Langue Seconde 11
Principles of Mathematics 10
Essentials of Mathematics 10
Francais Langue Seconde 10
Les Sciences Humaines 10
Advanced Mathematics 9/10
Principles of Mathematics 9
Remedial Mathematics 9
La Litterature Francaise 9
La Grammaire Francaise 9
Principles of Mathematics 8
Remedial Mathematics 8


Description Day Start End
EDMA 3100 Section 1 Monday 12:30 PM 3:30 PM