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Keri Valentine, PhD
Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education


West Virginia University 
College of Education and Human Services 
Department of Curriculum & Instruction/Literacy Studies

Dr. Keri Valentine is an assistant professor of mathematics education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction/Literacy Studies at WVU. She joined WVU in 2014 after earning her doctorate from the University of Georgia in Learning, Design, and Technology. Previously, Dr. Valentine worked as an elementary and middle grades mathematics teacher as well as a district level mathematics and science school support specialist in both Georgia and New York. 

Dr. Valentine's research is motivated by phenomenological questions that seek to understand how mathematical thinking and learning manifests from an embodied perspective. She investigates the ways that learners draw on their everyday experiences in a spatial world to make sense of discrete mathematical spaces in a variety of contexts, ranging from mathematics classrooms to augmented play spaces (e.g., video games like Pokémon Go), and even semi-formal learning spaces such as game design camps where learners are designing play spaces for others. Dr. Valentine also works with colleagues to better understand the lived-experiences of elementary pre-service teachers in mathematics as well as contribute to advancing the philosophical and methodological considerations regarding post-intentional phenomenological approaches. 

Additional information regarding Dr. Valentine's research focus can be accessed on the  publications and presentations pages as well as by viewing her curriculum vitae.