Plenary Speaker Profile (2021-22)
Christopher Jett
Professor of Mathematics Education
University of West Georgia
The Qualms and Quarrels with Online Mathematics Instruction: Inserting Race into the Equation

Online mathematics instruction is a critical contemporary concern, especially as we continue to offer online and hybrid-style courses during the COVID-19 global pandemic. This plenary talk will draw from research regarding online mathematics instruction. Moreover, it will insert race into the discussion given the current racial climate at educational institutions and the ongoing attacks on Critical Race Theory (CRT). In so doing, attendees will learn more about the presenter’s line of research vis-à-vis the use of CRT in mathematics education, engage in critical conversations about race-related work as educators, and brainstorm ways to improve online mathematics instruction for minoritized students.

Dr. Christopher C. Jett is Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Computing and Mathematics at the University of West Georgia. His research examines African American male students’ mathematical and racialized experiences. He received an NSF CAREER award, the 2019 Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) Early Career Award, and a 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). His scholarship has been published in the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Investigations in Mathematics Learning, and the Journal of Higher Education. Additionally, he is co-editor of Critical Race Theory in Mathematics Education (Routledge, 2019).