Joo Young Park

Assistant Professor | Mathematical Sciences

Contact Information

jpark@fit.edu
(321) 674-8236
Shephard Building, 109

Educational Background

Ph.D. Mathematics Education, Columbia University, New York

A.B.D. Mathematics, Kyungpook National University, Republic of Korea

M.S. Mathematics, Kyungpook National University, Republic of Korea  

Current Courses

EDS 6070 Advanced Statistics for Educational Research

EDS 5070 Educational Statistics

MTH 1702 Applied Calculus

Selected Publications

(* co-authored with doctoral students)

Refereed journals

Park, J. & Walker, E. (under review). Enjoying, Becoming, and Contributing: Promoting Value-Creation in Mathematical Modeling Practice. Educational Studies in Mathematics. Submitted in 2021.

*Spalding, L. & Park, J. (under review). “I see it, I can be it”: A Qualitative Phenomenology Approach to Understanding Underrepresented Minority Students’ Perception of Pursuing STEM Careers. Social Psychology of Education. submitted in 2021.

*Gibbs. A. & Park, J. (in press). Unboxing Mathematics: Creating a culture of modeling as critic. Educational Studies in Mathematics.

*Young, S.A., *Newton, A.R., Fowler, S.R., and Park, J. (2021). Application of Critical Thinking Activities in Florida Undergraduate Biology Classes, Journal of Biological Education. DOI: 10.1080/00219266.2021.1877785

*Elrod, E., & Park, J. (2020). A Comparison of Students’ Quantitative Reasoning Skills in STEM and Non-STEM Math Pathways. Numeracy 13 (2), article 3. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5038/ 1936-4660.13.2.1309

Park, J. (2017). A Commognitive perspective on pre-service secondary teachers' content knowledge in mathematical modelling. In Stillman et al. (Eds.), International Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling, Springer, New York.

Refereed conference proceedings and presentations

Park, J. (2021). Students' conception of confidence intervals: statistical literacy reflected on the COVID-19 Vaccine media reports. The 43rd Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, PME-NA: Philadelphia, PA.

 Park, J. (2021). Pre-service mathematics teachers project- based mathematical modeling instruction: conception, task design, and enactment. The 14th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-14), Shanghai, China.

Park, J. (2018). The theory of Value-Creation meets in Mathematical Practice: the potential role of mathematical modeling project. The 1st International Conference on Ikeda Studies and Soka Education. DePaul University, Chicago, IL.

Park, J. (2018). Project-based instruction with mathematical modeling: Pre-service teachers’ view on tasks and challenges. The Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, NY.

Groshong, K., & Park, J. (2017). Examining secondary mathematics teachers’ mathematical modeling knowledge. In Galindo, E., & Newton, J., Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 1507-1515). Indianapolis, IN: Hoosier Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.

Groshong, K., & Park, J. (2016). Examining secondary mathematics teachers’ mathematical modeling knowledge. In M. B. Wood, E. E. Turner, M. Civil, & J. A. Eli Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, (pp. 1682-1689). Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona.

Park, J. (2015). Pre-service mathematics teachers’ knowledge of and views on mathematical modeling.The 17th conference of International Committee of Teachers of Mathematical Modeling and Applications, ICTMA-17, Nottingham, UK.

Park, J. (2015). Makiguchi’s theory of value creation and its implication for mathematics. The Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL.

Park, J. (2013). Pre-service teachers’ subject matter knowledge and knowledge about students: meaning of equivalent forms in algebra. In A. Lindmeier & A. Heinze (Ed.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, PME: Kiel, Germany

Dietiker, L., Figueras, H., Park, J., & Michal, T. (2009). Student Questions and the Resulting Discourse: Discursive Patterns. Symposium Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Diego, CA.

Recognition & Awards

The Provost Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant, Columbia University 2014

Eugene, W. Hellmich Mathematics Scholarship, Columbia University 2013

Arthur Zankel Urban Fellowhip, Columbia University, New York 2009

BK21 (Brain Korea 21) Research Fellowship Kyungpook National University 2001

Research

Research & Project Interests

  • Mathematical Modeling Approach in Undergraduate Mathematics
  • Statistical Literacy
  • Project-Based Instruction (PBI) in STEM
  • Value-creating STEM Education