Anthony Matranga is a 2017 graduate of the Educational Leadership Development and Learning Technologies doctoral program and is currently an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education and Educational Technologies at California State University San Marcos. His interest in this area has developed through five years of teaching high school mathematics in an urban school while completing a master's degree in the Mathematics Learning and Teaching program at Drexel University. Specifically, Anthony is interested in supporting teacher learning of content and pedagogy through engagement with a community of experienced mathematics educators.
Anthony is also a research assistant for the NSF-funded grant, EnCoMPASS (Emerging Communities for Mathematical Practices and Assessment). Included in this work, Anthony has focused on collecting and analyzing interactional data using social network analytical methods. Anthony is engaged in an exploratory research project with the purpose of evidencing the presence of a community, as it is theoretically defined, amongst the participants in the EnCoMPASS research project. This work is closely connected to Anthony’s personal research interests and may be a part of his dissertation research moving forward.