Ashley Suominen

General education professor

Education

  • B.S., mathematics, Wheaton College
  • M.A.T., teaching, Wheaton College
  • M.S., computational sciences, Marquette University
  • PhD, mathematics education, University of Georgia

Credentials

  • Math content expert, CK-12 Foundation, 2016 to present
  • Advanced Placement calculus question team leader/table leader/exam reader, Educational Testing Services, Kansas City, Missouri, 2008 to present
  • Lecturer, University of Georgia, Department of Mathematics and Science Education, 2015–16
  • Math content curriculum writer, Sapling Learning, 2015–16
  • Graduate assistant, University of Georgia, Department of Mathematics and Science Education, 2014–15
  • Research assistant, University of Georgia, Department of Mathematics and Science Education, 2012–15
  • Teaching intern, University of Georgia, Department of Mathematics and Science Education, 2014
  • Lecturer, Emmanuel College, Department of Mathematics, 2011–14
  • Teaching assistant, Marquette University, Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics, 2010–11
  • Research assistant, Marquette University, 2009–10
  • Adjunct faculty, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Department of Mathematics, 2007–09
  • Mathematics specialist, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Learning Resource Center, 2007–09
  • Adjunct faculty, Judson University, Department of Mathematics, Elgin, Illinois, 2007
  • Instructor/teaching assistant, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, 2005–06

Awards, recognitions and honors

  • Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy poster presentation winner, Marquette University, 2009
  • Pi Mu Epsilon, Illinois Iota Chapter (National Mathematics Honor Society), 2003

Organizations

American Mathematical Society, Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Mathematical Association of America, Special Interest Group of the MAA on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education

Publications and Presentations

  • "Prospective Secondary Mathematics Teachers' Beliefs about Teaching Proof," by AnnaMarie Conner, Carlos Nicolas Gomez, Hyejin Park and Ashley Suominen, presented at the annual University of Georgia College of Education Research Conference in Athens, Georgia, 2016.
  • "Identifying and Classifying Connections Between Abstract Algebra and Secondary School Mathematics," presented at the Annual Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Conference in Irvine, California, 2016.
  • Dissertation, "Abstract algebra and secondary school mathematics: Identifying and classifying mathematical connections," University of Georgia, 2015.
  • "Abstract Algebra and Secondary School Mathematics: Identifying Mathematical Connections in Textbooks," presented at the Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2015.
  • "Proof expectations of students: The effects on proof validation," by AnnaMarie Conner, Hyejin Park and Ashley Suominen, presented at the Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2015.
  • "Connecting Abstract Algebra to Secondary School Mathematics: How Mathematicians and Mathematics Educators Discuss Mathematical Connections," presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio, Texas, 2015.
  • "Perceptions in Abstract Algebra: Identifying Major Concepts and Concept Connections Within Abstract Algebra," presented at the Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education in Denver, Colorado, 2014.
  • "Prospective Secondary Teachers' Conceptions of Proof and Interpretations of Arguments," by AnnaMarie Conner, Richard Francisco, Carlos Nicolas Gomez, Hyejin Park and Ashley Suominen, presented at the Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education in Denver, Colorado, 2014.
  • Faculty adviser, "A Closer Look at a Robert Hearn Sliding Coin Game" by Benjamin E. Scranton, presented at the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America in Rock Hill, South Carolina, 2013.
  • "Moufang loops of order 243," by Michael Slattery and Ashley Suominen, Commentationes Mathematicae Universitatis Carolinae, vol. 53, no. 3 (423–428), 2012.
  • M.S. thesis, "Moufang loops of order 243," Marquette University, 2011.
  • "Pre-service elementary teachers' knowledge of relational thinking," by Edwin O'Sullivan and Ashley Zenisek, presented at the Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy, Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2009.
  • M.A.T. thesis: "Gender attrition in mathematics classroom: Classroom presence and middle school educators," Wheaton College, 2007.