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Jason Silverman
Associate Professor
Mathematics Learning and Teaching Director

Jason Silverman, PhD

Education

PhD, MS, in Mathematics, MS in Mathematics Education, Vanderbilt University
BA, Franklin and Marshall College

Program Affiliation

MS, Mathematics Learning and Teaching
PhD Educational Leadership Development and Learning Technologies
  • Silverman, J., Rosen, G., & Essinger, S. (2013). School Mathematics and Digital Image Processing. The Mathematics Teacher.
  • Silverman, J. & Clay, E. (2010). Examining Mathematics Teacher Education: Online Asynchronous Collaboration and the Development of Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching. The Teacher Educator.
  • Clay, E. & Silverman, J. (2009). Reclaiming lost opportunities: The role of the teacher in online asynchronous collaboration in mathematics teacher education. In C. Maddux (Ed.) Research Highlights in Information Technology and Teacher Education 2009 (pp. 43-50). Chesapeake, VA: Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE).
  • Silverman, J., & Thompson, P.W. (2008). Toward a Framework for the Development of Mathematics Content Knowledge for Teaching. Journal for Mathematics Teacher Education, 11(6), 499-511.
  • Thompson, P. W. & Silverman, J. (2008). The Concept of Accumulation in Calculus. In M. Carlson & C. Rasmussen (Eds.), Making the connection: Research and teaching in undergraduate mathematics (pp. 117-131). Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America.
  • Thompson, P.W., Carlson, M. and Silverman, J. (2007). The design of tasks in support of teachers’ development of coherent mathematical meanings. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 10, 415-432. (Special double issue on the role of tasks in mathematics teacher education)
  • Silverman, J. & Dean, C. (in press). Analyzing Teachers’ Learning in an Online Professional Teaching Community: Transferring a Framework from Face-to-Face to Online. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education 2010 (pp. xx-xx). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  • Silverman, J. & Clay, E. (in press). Towards A Model For Supporting Teachers Development Of Mathematical Knowledge For Teaching In An Online Environment. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education 2010 (pp. xx-xx). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  • Silverman, J. & Clay, E. (2009). Supporting Teachers’ Development of Coherence Through a Focus on Mathematical Structure. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, September 23-26, 2009. Atlanta, GA: PME-NA.
  • Dean, C. & Silverman, (2009). Transferability of an Existing Framework for Analyzing Teachers’ Learning in an Online Professional Teaching Community. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, September 23-26, 2010. Atlanta, GA: PME-NA.
  • Clay, E., & Silverman, J. (2009). The role of the teacher in online mathematics courses for teachers. In Tzekaki, M., Kaldrimidou, M. & Sakonidis, C. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 33rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 1. Thessaloniki, Greece: PME.
  • Silverman, J. & Clay, E. (2009). Reclaiming lost opportunities: The role of the teacher in online asynchronous collaboration in mathematics teacher education. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education 2009 (pp. 519-526). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  • Regis, T.P., Silverman, J., Clay, E., Madison, N., & Shumar, W. (2009). The Math Forum’s Online Professional Development Model to Identify Mathematics Leaders. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education 2009 (pp. 2943-2946). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  • Rosen, G., Silverman, J., & Chauhan, A. (2009). Connecting Artistically-inclined K-12 Students to Physics and Math through Image Processing Examples. Proceedings of the IEEE Signal Processing Education Workshop, Jan. 4-7, 2009. Marco Island, FL.
  • Silverman, J. & Clay, E. (2008, Fall). Research Brief: Online Asynchronous Collaboration and the Development of Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching. Newsletter of the Pennsylvania Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.
  • Clay, E., & Silverman, J. (2008). Online Collaboration in Mathematics Teacher Education. In Figueras, O., Cortina, J.L., Altorre, S, Rojano, T., & Sepúlveda, A. J. Cortina (Ed.), Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education and the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 1. Moreila, Michoacán, Mexico: PME.
  • Silverman, J. & Clay, E. (2008). Online Asynchronous Collaboration in Mathematics Teacher Education. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education, March 3-7, 2008. Las Vegas, Nevada: SITE.
  • Silverman, J. & Clay, E. (2009). Online Asynchronous Collaboration in Mathematics Teacher Education. Paper presented at the International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, March 12-15, 2009. New Orleans, LA.
  • Silverman, J. & Clay, E. (2010). The Role of the Teacher Educator in Online Mathematics Teacher Education. Paper presented at the Research Presession of the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. April 29-21, 2010. San Diego, CA.
  • Mead, C. & Silverman, J. (2010). Online Mentoring as a Site for Teacher Development (Symposium Co-Chair). Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators. January 28-30, 2010. Irvine, CA.
  • Silverman, J. & Clay, E. (2010). Developing Mathematical Content Knowledge for Teaching in an Online Professional Development Program. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators. January 28-30, 2010. Irvine, CA.
  • Silverman, J., Rosen, G., Dirnbach, B., Chauhan, A., & Coote, R. (2009). Exploring Mathematics through Advanced Technology Applications from Popular Culture. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, April 22-25, 2009. Washington, DC.
  • Shumar, W. & Silverman, J. (2008). The Math Forum’s Virtual Fieldwork Sequence. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) Program, August 13-15, 2008. Washington DC. (Invited)
  • Alejandre, S. & Silverman, J. (2008). Math Forum Online Workshops – Building Understanding of Probability. Session presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, April 9-12, 2008. Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Alejandre, S. & Silverman, J. (2008). Developing Technology Expertise in Mathematics Teacher Leaders: The Math Forum Hybrid Workshop Model. Session presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, April 7-9, 2008. Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Silverman, J. (2008). Online Mentoring as a Site for Teacher Development. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators. January 24-26, 2008. Tulsa, OK.
  • Alejandre, S. & Silverman, J. (2008). Building Teacher Leaders through Online Workshop Development. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators. January 24-26, 2008. Tulsa, OK.
  • Silverman, J. (2007). First- and Second- Order Knowledge as a Framework for Studying Mathematics Teacher Development. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, January 25 – 27, 2007. Irvine, CA.
  • Silverman, J. (2006). Examining Mathematics Content Knowledge for Conceptual Teaching. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, January 26-28, 2006. Tampa, FL.
  • Mathematics teacher education
  • Discourse in mathematics classrooms
  • Technology in mathematics education
  • Community-based teacher professional development
  • Online education
  • Director, Graduate Programs in Mathematics Learning and Teaching (2006-present)
  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, Drexel University School of Education (2006-present)
  • Research Associate and Resource Developer, The Math Forum @ Drexel (2006-present)
  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Saint Joseph’s University (2005-2006)
  • Graduate Research Associate and Instructor, Vanderbilt University (2001-2005)
  • Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics, Nashville State Community College (2001-2005)
  • Teaching Fellow, Boston College Department of Mathematics (2000-2001)
  • Academic Advisor and Coach in Residence, Mount Ida College (2000-2001)
  • Instructor of Mathematics and Physics, The Hill School (1996-2000)

Dr. Jason Silverman is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education in the School of Education. Dr. Silverman joined Drexel in 2006 and has served as the Director of the Mathematics Learning and Teaching Program (2006-2016) and the Director of the PhD program (2012-2014). He also currently serves as the Director of DragonsTeach, a university wide effort to recruit and prepare undergraduate STEM majors for careers in secondary education and is a co-Director for Drexel’s Center for Research in STEM Teaching and Learning Excellence (CASTLE). In 2015, Dr. Silverman was appointed a Provost’s Administrative Fellow, where he works with the Dean of the Graduate College to develop a program of professional development for graduate students and leads initiatives to recognize high-achieving graduate students and monitor graduate student progress through their academic programs.

His research interests include mathematics teacher education, effective use of technology in mathematics teaching, online teacher professional development and the intersections between K-12, undergraduate and graduate STEM learning and teaching. He has served as a board member for the Pennsylvania Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators and on the Research Advisory Committee of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators. Dr. Silverman has a BA in mathematics from Franklin & Marshall College and an MS in mathematics and an MA and PhD in mathematics education from Vanderbilt University. He lives in Meadowbrook with his wife, Molly, two children, Audrey and Zach, and two Rhodesian Ridgebacks.