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Grants and Publications


Grants
  • Recipient, 2012 TENSOR grant renewal from the TENSOR Foundation through the Mathematical Association of America for the project "Women and Mathematics for Future Teachers." For final dissemination materials, see http://myweb.lmu.edu/jdewar/wam/
  • Recipient, 2010 TENSOR grant renewal from the TENSOR Foundation through the Mathematical Association of America for the project "Women and Mathematics for Future Teachers." See 2007 TENSOR grant below and http://myweb.lmu.edu/jdewar/wam/
  • Recipient, 2007 TENSOR grant from The TENSOR Foundation through the Mathematical Association of America to mentor two women faculty in the teaching of a course for future K-12 teachers on Women and Mathematics; make course materials readily available to others; recruit course graduates to share with other future teachers the knowledge they gained from the course about (a) women's contributions to mathematics throughout history and (b) K-12 gender equity issues; and prepare course graduates as workshop leaders for an math/science career day for junior high girls.
  • Recipient, 2004 SENCER grant to support an interdisciplinary faculty team to develop a math core course based on modeling environmental problems in Los Angeles. SENCER stands for Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities, an NSF-funded initiative to improve science education by teaching math and science through real world problems. See http://www.sencer.net/
  • Campus Coordinator (and collaborator on the grant proposal) for Loyola Marymount University in the Los Angeles Collaborative for Teacher Excellence, a 5-year, $5,500,000 NSF-funded initiative with the goal of improving K-12 teacher preparation programs in science and mathematics at ten Los Angeles area colleges and universities. See http://www.lacte.us

Books and Book Chapters
  • Co-editor (with P.-s. Hsu and H. Pollatsek). Mathematics Education: A Spectrum of Work in Mathematical Sciences Departments. New York: Springer (http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319449494), 2016.
  • Co-author (with P.-s. Hsu and H. Pollatsek). "Opening Lines." In J. Dewar, P.-s. Hsu and H. Pollatsek (eds.), Mathematics Education: A Spectrum of Work in Mathematical Sciences Departments. New York: Springer, 2016.
  • Co-editor (with C. Bennett). Doing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Mathematics. Washington DC: Mathematical Association of America (http://www.maa.org/publications/ebooks/doing-the-scholarship-of-teaching-and-learning-in-mathematics), 2015.
  • Co-authored (with C. Bennett). "Understanding SoTL and Its Potential Benefits," "Initiating a SoTL Investigation," "The Question of Transfer: Investigating How Mathematics Contributes to a Liberal Education," and "Synthesis of the Value and Benefits of SoTL Experienced by the Contributors." In J. Dewar and C. Bennett (Eds.), Doing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Mathematics. Washington DC: Mathematical Association of America, 2015. Note: "Synthesis of the Value and Benefits of SoTL Experienced by the Contributors" appeared as posting #1382 in Tomorrow's Professor (http://cgi.stanford.edu/~dept-ctl/cgi-bin/tomprof/postings.php)
  • "Gathering and Analyzing Evidence" and "Resources for Pursuing SoTL and Going Public." In J. Dewar and C. Bennett (Eds.), Doing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Mathematics. Washington DC: Mathematical Association of America, 2015.
  • Co-author (with C. Bennett). "SoTL and Interdisciplinary Encounters in the Study of Students' Understanding of Mathematical Proof." In Kathleen McKinney (ed.), The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning In and Across the Disciplines Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2013.
  • Co-author (with D. Zill). Essentials of Precalculus with Calculus Previews, 5th ed. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2012.
  • Co-author (with D. Zill). Precalculus with Calculus Previews: Expanded Volume, (4th edition), Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2009.
  • Co-author (with D. Zill). Precalculus with Calculus Previews, (4th edition), Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2007.
  • Co-author (with S. Larson and T. Zachariah). Quantitative Literacy Through Community Based Projects: An Emerging Model Course, Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (http://www.sencer.net/models.cfm), 2006.
  • "Increasing Math Majors' Success and Confidence though Problem Solving and Writing." In Rosamond, Frances and Larry Copes (eds.). Educational Transformations: The Influences of Stephen I. Brown. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2006, pp 101-121.
  • Co-author (with J. Kasabian). Future Teachers Conference Planning Handbook (2nd edition). Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles Collaborative for Teacher Excellence and Washington Mutual Bank, 2003.
  • Co-author (with J. Kasabian). Meet the Teachers Roundtable: Connecting Future Teachers with Role Model Teachers Planning Handbook (2nd edition). Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles Collaborative for Teacher Excellence and Washington Mutual Bank, 2003.
  • Co-author (with S. Larson, and T. Zachariah). Developing Successful Mathematics Majors: Instructor Manual and Student Manual. Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles Collaborative for Teacher Excellence, 2000.
  • Co-author (with D. Zill). Algebra and Trigonometry, (2nd edition), Algebra, (2nd edition) and Trigonometry, (2nd edition). New York: McGraw Hill, 1990.
  • Co-author (with D. Zill and S. Wright). Basic Mathematics for Calculus, (3rd edition). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Co., 1988.

Peer-reviewed Articles
  • Dewar, J. (2017). Women and mathematics: a course and a scholarly investigation. BSHM Bulletin: Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17498430.2017.1319160
  • Thadani, V., Breland, W. & Dewar, J. (2015). Implicit Theories About Teaching Skills Predict University Faculty Members' Interest In Professional Learning. Learning and Individual Differences, 40, 163-169. Available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1041608015000849.
  • Dewar, J. & Vig, R. (2012). Future teachers' intentions for gender equity: How are these carried forward into their classroom practice? In (Eds.) S. Brown, S. Larsen, K. Marrongelle, and M. Oehrtman, Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, 2012, Portland, Oregon.
  • Bennett, C. & Dewar, J. (2012). An overview of the scholarship of teaching and learning in mathematics. PRIMUS: Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies, 22(6), 458-473.
  • Dewar, J., Larson, S. & Zachariah, T. (2011). "Group projects and civic engagement in a quantitative literacy course." PRIMUS, 21(7), 606-637.
  • Dewar, J. (2011). Helping stakeholders understand the limitations of SRT data: Are we doing enough? Journal of Faculty Development, 25(3), 40-44.
  • Dewar, J., Dailey-Hebert, A., & Moore, T. (2010, July). The attraction, value and future of SoTL: Carnegie Affiliates perspectives. Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning eJournal, (4)1. Available at http://www.kpu.ca/td/past-issues/4-1.
  • August, S. and Dewar, J. (2010, July). SoTL and community enhance one another to create impact at Loyola Marymount University. Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning eJournal. Available here.
  • Dewar, J. & Cohn, M. (2010, July). A synthesis of the challenges facing SoTL at Carnegie Affiliate institutions. Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning eJournal 5(1). Available here.
  • Thadani, V., Breland, W., & Dewar, J. (2010). College instructors implicit theories about teaching skills and their relationship to professional development choices. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 21 (2), 113-131.
  • Dewar, J. & Bennett, C. (2010). Situating SoTL within the disciplines: Mathematics in the United States as a case study. International Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. (4)1.
  • "An Apology for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning," InSight: A Journal for Scholarly Teaching, 3, 2008, pp. 17-22.
  • "What is mathematics: Student and faculty views." Electronic Proceedings for the Eleventh Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, San Diego, CA 2008. See this link.
  • "Developing and applying a taxonomy for mathematical knowledge-expertise." Co-authored with C. Bennett. Electronic Proceedings for the Tenth Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, San Diego CA, 2007. See this link.
  • "What you really ought to know about collaboration on a SoTL project," co-authored with C. Bennett, National Teaching and Learning Forum, December 2004.
  • A Future Teachers Conference - A Vehicle to Retain, Inform, and Inspire New and Prospective Teachers, co-authored with J. Kasabian and L. Fathe, Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations, 5(2), Fall 2002, pp. 181-188.
  • "Addressing Gender Equity in Mathematics for Preservice Elementary Teachers," Undergraduate Mathematics Education Trends, 6(3) July 1994, p. 2.
  • "Using the Computer Language LOGO to Provide College Students With a Mathematical Experience," Collegiate Microcomputer, IX(1), February 1991, pp. 59-61.
  • "Mathematics: Contributions by Women," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics (formerly Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal/Newsletter), 6, 1991.
  • "Recruitment and Retention of Students in Undergraduate Mathematics," co-authored with P. Kenschaft, M. Cooney, V. Kraines, B. Latka, and B. LiSanti, The College Mathematics Journal, 21(4) September 1990, pp. 294-301.
  • "Incorporating Computer Literacy Into a Mathematics Course for Preservice Elementary Teachers," Mathematics and Computer Education, 20(3) Fall 1986, pp. 155-159.
  • "Another Look at the Teaching of Percent," The Arithmetic Teacher, 31(7) March 1984, pp. 48-49.
  • "The Selling of Mathematics: A Career Night Approach," California Mathematics, 8(1) April 1983, pp. 20-23.
  • "Math Science Interchange: A Los Angeles Network," Proceedings, 63rd Annual Meeting, pacific Division, American Association for the Advancement of Science, June 1982.
  • "Math Anxiety in Women: A Perspective by Two Women Mathematicians," co-authored with R. Afflack, Proceedings, Seventh Annual Conference on Feminist Psychology, March 1980.

Book Reviews
  • Judith E. Jacobs, Joanne Rossi Becker, Gloria F. Gilmer (eds.). Changing the Faces of Mathematics: Perspectives on Gender. In Teaching Children Mathematics, 8(5), January 2002, pp. 299-300.
  • Claudia Zaslavsky. Africa Counts: Number and Pattern in African Culture. In Teaching Children Mathematics, 6(9), May 2000, p. 200.
  • Third International Mathematics and Science Study, U. S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement. Attaining Excellence: A TIMSS Resource Kit. In Teaching Children Mathematics 5.1 September 1998, pp. 59-60.
  • Janet Trentacosta (ed.). Multicultural and Gender Equity in the Mathematics Classroom: The Gift of Diversity. In Teaching Children Mathematics 4(5) January 1998, p. 295.
  • Jean Moon and Linda Schulman. Finding the Connections: Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Curriculum in Elementary Mathematics. In Teaching Children Mathematics 3(8), April 1997, pp. 461-2.
  • Walter G. Secada, Elizabeth Fennema, and Lisa Byrd Adajian. New Directions for Equity in Mathematics Education. In Teaching Children Mathematics 2.7 March 1996, p. 440.
  • Rebecca Lowe Warren and Mary H. Thompson. The Scientist Within You: Experiments and Biographies of Distinguished Women in Science. In Teaching Children Mathematics 1(9), May 1995, p. 588.
  • Addventures for Girls. In Teaching Children Mathematics 1(1), September, 1994.