Toya Frank, Ph.D.
George Mason University
Toya Jones Frank is an associate professor in the Mathematics Education Leadership and Secondary Education programs. Her research focuses on understanding how race impacts mathematics teacher education and enhancing advanced mathematics learning spaces for historically marginalized students. Frank is the Principal Investigator of Examining the Trajectories of Black Mathematics Teachers, a mixed-methods project that explores racialized experiences of Black teachers of mathematics as well as the sociocultural and sociopolitical influences that impact their recruitment and retention. She is a collaborator with mathematicians, mathematics teachers, and teacher leaders in developing math circles for teachers of color that are affirming, supportive, and transformative spaces. Frank is a former high school mathematics teacher, department chair, and educational consultant. She is currently a Program Officer in the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings at the National Science Foundation.
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