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.