Jonathan Watkins
Jonathan Watkins
Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences


Room:RB 432


Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction: Mathematics Education, University of Louisville, 2018
M.A. in Mathematics, University of Louisville, 2011
B.A. in Mathematics & Spanish, Murray State University, 2003


Dr. Watkins’ research interests have been shaped by his experiences as a secondary mathematics teacher and a mathematics teacher educator. These interests include mathematical knowledge for teaching, educational technology/courseware in mathematics, and equitable teaching practices and strategies in mathematics.


  • Kochmanski, N., Galanti, T. M., Lee, A., & Watkins, J. D. (in press). Modeling ambitious teaching in synchronous online mathematics education courses. Proceedings of the forty-fourth annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA). Nashville, TN.
  • Watkins, J. D. (in press). Poker probabilities: Exploring dependent events using Texas Hold’em. Indiana Mathematics Teacher.
  • Peters, S. A., Bennett, V. M., Young, M., & Watkins, J. D. (2016). A fair and balanced approach to the mean. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 21, 364-372.
  • Peters, S. A., Watkins, J. D., & Bennett, V. M. (2014). Middle and high school teachers’ transformative learning of center. In K. Makar, B. de Sousa, & R. Gould (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS-9), Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. The Hague-Leidschenveen, The Netherlands: International Statistical Institute.