Mark Ellis, Ph.D.
Professor of Secondary Education
California State University, Fullerton
Mark Ellis is a professor of Education at California State University, Fullerton. He taught mathematics in grades 6-12 in northern California public schools for six years and experienced firsthand the power of creating learning environments in which students are supported in making sense of mathematics through collaborative inquiry and culturally relevant lessons. While earning a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina in 2005 with an emphasis on mathematics teacher education, Mark developed scholarly interests in the history of school mathematics in the U.S., equity in mathematics education, and middle school mathematics teaching and learning. He has taught future and current teachers of mathematics in content and methods courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and has published over 40 articles and two books including Reimagining the Mathematics Classroom: Creating and Sustaining Productive Learning Environments, K-6. All his work is driven by a belief that every student has the potential to be successful in learning mathematics and a commitment to ensuring this potential is fulfilled in every classroom.