Thomasenia Lott Adams
Thomasenia Lott Adams, PhD, is associate dean for research and faculty development in the College of Education (COE) at the University of Florida (UF). She is also a professor of mathematics education in the School of Teaching & Learning in COE. She has taught undergraduate mathematics, undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation, and has served as a mathematics coach at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels.
Dr. Adams has an impressive array of engagement in the field of mathematics education. She is a coauthor of Solution Tree’s Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching series. Her current professional activity includes serving as an associate editor for Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PreK–12 and as the mathematics program officer for the UF Lastinger Center for Learning.
Her past professional activities include serving as the editor for the Mathematical Roots Department in Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School and coeditor for the Investigations Department of Teaching Children Mathematics. She has also served as a board member for the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators and School Science and Mathematics Association. She is a past president of the Florida Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators and a recipient of the Mary L. Collins Teacher Educator of the Year Award from the Florida Association of Teacher Educators.
Dr. Adams is an accomplished researcher, presenter, and author of professional development books, a K–6 mathematics text series, peer-reviewed journal articles, and mathematics professional development programs.
She received a bachelor of science in mathematics from South Carolina State College and a master of education and doctorate of philosophy in instruction and curriculum with emphasis in mathematics education from UF.