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# Jeffrey Xavier Watt

Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Outreach, Dean's Office

Associate Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences

Bittinger Chair in Mathematics Education

University Director, Project Lead the Way

## Education

**1990**Ph.D. Mathematics and Education, Indiana University

**1986**M.S. Applied Mathematics, Fluid Dynamics, Purdue University

**1984**F.S. Field Studies, Emory University

**1983**B.S. Applied Geophysics and Engineering , Michigan Technological University

## Professional Affiliations

Indiana Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges (InMATYC)

Mathematical Association of America (MAA)

American Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC)

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

## Teaching Assignments

MATH 16500 Calculus I,

MATH 16600 Calculus II,

MATH 3000 Logic and Proof,

EDUC M457 Methods of Teaching Middle and High School Mathematics,

MATH 58300 History Of Mathematics

## Current Research

My area of specialty is Mathematics Education at the secondary and post-secondary level. My current activities involve closing the achievement gap between high school and college level mathematics, curriculum and instruction development at the undergraduate level, training pre-service mathematics teachers, and professional development for in-service mathematics and science teachers.

## Select Publications

J.X. Watt, S.P. Hundley, C. Feldhaus, K. Marrs, A. Gavrin. *Developing a STEM Talent Expansion Pipeline in Higher Education:** **A Work-in-Progress** at **Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis*. PICMET (2011).

J. X. Watt, "*What Does It Really Mean to be “College Ready*”? Indiana’s Future: Bold Choices. Better School. Facing Today’s Challenges, Finding Tomorrow’s Opportunities. 2009 CELL Abstract. November 16, 2009.

J.X. Watt, *Finite Mathematics*, 3rd Edition, Hayden McNeil Publishing. Highland, MI (2007).

A. Gavrin, J. X. Watt, K. Marrs, and R. E. Blake, *Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT): Using the Web to Enhance Classroom Learning*, in Computers in Education Journal, Number 2, **14** (2004), 51-60.1.

A. Gavrin, J. X. Watt, K. Marrs, and R. E. Blake, *Using the Web to Enhance Classroom Learning*, in the Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education 3220: 1-13, (2003).

J. X. Watt, *SEEN-Math: Problem Solving, Writing, and Collaborative Environments for Active Learning,* in Proceedings of the Eighth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (G. Goodell, editor), Addison Wesley (1996).

J. X. Watt and B. S. Ng, *Assessment Report on the Developmental, Introductory, and Service Mathematics Courses at IUPUI: Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Outcomes*. A Seven-Year Study. Report prepared for William Plater, Dean of the Faculty, IUPUI (1996).

H. J. Schwartz and J. X. Watt, *Collaborative Writing Software for Problem Solving in Mathematics,* in Computer Support for Collaborative Learning (C. O'Malley, editor), Springer-Verlag (1995), 296-299.

J. X. Watt, *Compendium to Self-Study I: Instructional Assessment Results and Student Survey Data*. Report prepared for the IUPUI External and Internal Review of the Department of Mathematical Sciences (1994).

H. J. Schwartz and J. X. Watt, *Collaborative Learning in Writing-Across-the-Curriculum*, in the Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Technology and Education (M. Thomas, T. Sechrest, and N. Estes, editors), ICTE Austin TX **11** (1994), 578-580.

J. X. Watt, *Assessment Report on Developmental and Introductory Mathematics at IUPUI: Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Outcomes*. A six-year study. Report prepared for Erv Boschmann, Associate Dean of Faculty, and the Department of Mathematical Sciences at IUPUI (1993).

J. X. Watt, *Report on the Placement Test's Validity and Reliability and the Longitudinal Tracking of Students through the Developmental Mathematics Curriculum*. A five-year study. Report prepared for the Dean of Faculty and the Department of Mathematical Sciences (1992).

L. A. Hutton and J. X. Watt, *A Survey of Pre-Calculus Skills*, Virginia Mathematics Teacher **19** (1992), 30-32.

L. A. Hutton and J. X. Watt, *A Survey to Identify those Pre-Calculus Skills that are Weak or Missing Among Students who do not Succeed in Calculus*, Ontario Mathematics Journal **30** (1991), 18-20.

J. X. Watt, *National Conference on Assessment Report,* Indiana University Assessment Exchange **3** (1991), 1-2.

J. X. Watt, *The Effects of an Experimental Spatial Ability Treatment Program on Calculus Achievement With University Students*. Dissertation Abstracts. (1990) Indiana University; Bloomington, IN.

J. X. Watt, *Assessment Report on Curriculum and Instruction of Mathematics at IUPUI*. A three-year study. Report prepared for the IUPUI Assessment Committee (1990).

## Awards & Honors

**2013**Glenn W. Irwin Experience Excellence Recognition Award for Extraordinary Service to IUPUI

**2010**U.S. Professor of the Year Award, Indiana, Carnegie Foundation for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring

**2009**Mathematical Association of America's Distinguished University Teaching Award

**2004**IUPUI Athletics Department’s Favorite Professor Award

**2003**Winner of the John A. Curtis Lecture Award

**2003**IU Frederic Lieber Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching

- phone: (317) 274-4070
- office: LD 270N
- e-mail: jwatt@math.iupui.edu

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