Randolph Philipp
CoPrincipal Investigator, Studying Teachers' Evolving Perspectives (STEP): A CrossSectional
Snapshot of Teachers Engaged in Sustained Professional Development Focused on Children's
Mathematical Thinking
(http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/crmse /STEP/)
Integrating Mathematics and Pedagogy (IMAP): An Investigation of the Effects on Elementary
Preservice Teachers' Beliefs and Learning of Mathematics
(http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/CRMSE /IMAP/main.html)
Education
 B.A. Mathematics, California State University Northridge (CSUN)
 M.S. Mathematics, CSUN
 Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction (Math Ed), University of Wisconsin Madison
Background
I grew up in the San Fernando Valley in California, where I earned a degree in mathematics
and then a fifth year singlesubject teaching credential in mathematics. I worked
my way through college "busting tires" at Sears, and in my spare time I taught CPR
courses for the American National Red Cross and I served as a Big Brother of Greater
Los Angeles. I spent the next two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer teaching mathematics
at a junior high school and in a teacher training institute in Liberia, West Africa,
where, while out for a run one afternoon in the bush, I decided I enjoyed working
with prospective teachers even though I did not know what I was doing. I decided then
to pursue a graduate degree in mathematics education. I returned to the U.S. and taught
mathematics in an innercity Los Angeles high school and then in Canyon Country, north
of Los Angeles. While teaching, I worked on an M.S. degree in mathematics at night
and I also served on a crisis intervention helpline. Upon finishing my M.S. degree,
I married, moved to Wisconsin, and studied for my doctorate under the direction of
Tom Carpenter.
Activities/Interests/Plans
I have devoted much of my research and teaching to understanding and working with
prospective and practicing elementary and secondary mathematics teachers, and to support
this work, we have developed video of children’s mathematical thinking. The CD, which
is used in several of our courses, is available through Pearson/Prentice Hall. Samples
of these video are available on our IMAP website (http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/CRMSE/IMAP/video.html).
Current Projects
Project LEARN
Awards
2013 San Diego State University President's Leadership Fund Faculty and Staff Excellence
Award. This award was presented to five people by SDSU President Elliot Hirshman
on the basis of the impact one has on SDSU’s campus and local communities. A $5,000
stipend for ongoing work was associated with this award.
2013, American Educational Research Association Division K Research Award for edited
book: Sherin, M. G., Jacobs, V. R., & Philipp, R. A. (Eds.). (2011). Mathematics teacher noticing: Seeing through teachers’ eyes. New York: Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group).
National Service
2016present. President, Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.
20112014, Chair, Digital Library of Practice Advisory Group (DLPAG), National Council
of Teachers of Mathematics.
Current National Advisory Boards Advisory Board Member, Theorizing and Advancing Teachers’ Responsive Decision Making
in the Domain of Rational Numbers. Susan Empson, University of Texas, and Victoria
Jacobs, University of North CarolinaGreensboro, 2013–2018.
Advisory Board Member, Mathematical Knowledge for Equitable Teaching: Exploring opportunities
to enable Elementary preservice teachers to develop ambitious and equitable teaching
practices. Imani Goffney and Jen Chauvot, University of Houston, 2012 – present.
Advisory Board Member, Mathematically Significant Pedagogical Openings to Build on
Student Thinking (MOST). Laura Van Zoest, Western Michigan University; Shari Stockero,
Michigan Techological Institute; Keith Leatham and Blake Peterson, Brigham Young University,
2012 – present.
Advisory Board Member, Learning to Support Productive Collective Argumentation in
Secondary Mathematics Classes, National Science Foundation Early Career Grant, AnnaMarie
Conner, University of Georgia, 20122017.
Advisory Board Member, Learning to Learn from Teaching. National Science Foundation
Early Career Grant, Rossella Santagata, PI, University of California, Irvine, 2010–2015.
Advisory Board Member, Connecting Mathematics for Elementary Teachers. NSFfunded
Division of Undergraduate Education, David Feikes, PI, 2010–2014.
Advisory Board Member, Mathematics Discourse in Secondary Classrooms (MDISC): A CaseBased
Professional Development Curriculum NSFfunded DRK12, Development of Resources and
Tools Project. Beth HerberlEisenmann, Michael Steele, & Michelle Cirillo, PIs, 2009
 2014.
Advisory Board Member, Constructing Coherence: Elementary Teachers’ Strategies for
Using StandardsBased Mathematics Curriculum Materials, National Science Foundation
Early Career Grant, Corey Drake, Iowa State University, 2007  2014.
PUBLICATIONS
Books
Philipp, R., & Schappelle, B. (2011). Facilitator's guide for IMAP (Integrating Mathematics and Pedagogy): Searchable collection of children’smathematicalthinking video clips. New York: Pearson.
Sherin, M. G., Jacobs, V. R., & Philipp, R. A. (Eds.). (2011). Mathematics teacher noticing: Seeing through teachers’ eyes. New York: Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group). (Note: this book won the 2013 AERA Division K Research Award.)
Sowder, J. T., Philipp, R. A., Armstrong, B. E., & Schappelle, B. T. (1998). MiddleGrade Teachers' Mathematical Knowledge and Its Relationship to Instruction. New York: SUNY Press. (Note: this is a research monograph.)
Articles and Chapters Since 2007
Philipp, R. A. (in press). Valorization of Knowledge as a Component of Understanding
and Building Upon Students’ Thinking. (Editors Unknown.) Cases for Teacher Educators: Facilitating Conversations about Inequities in Mathematics
Classrooms. Information Age Publishing.
Philipp, R. A., & Hawthorne, C. (in press) Unpacking Referent Units in Fraction
Division. Teaching Children Mathematics.
Bishop, J. P., Lamb, L. L., Philipp, R. A., Whitacre, I., & Schappelle, B. (in press).
Leveraging Structure: Logical Necessity in the Context of Integer Arithmetic. Mathematical Thinking and Learning.
Philipp, R. A. & Siegfried, J. (2015). Studying Productive Disposition: The Early
Development of a Construct. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 18(5), 489–499.
Whitacre, I., Bishop, J. P., Philipp, R. A., Lamb, L. L., Bagley, S., & Schappelle,
B. P. (2015). ‘Negative of my money, positive of her money’: secondary students’
ways of relating equations to a debt context. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 46(2), 234–249. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0020739X.2014.956822)
Jacobs, V., Martin, H., Ambrose, R, & Philipp, R. A. (2014). Warning Signs: Challenges
to Children’s Understandings. Teaching Children Mathematics, 21(2), 107113.
Whitacre, I., Bishop, J. P., Philipp, R. A., Lamb, L. L., & Schappelle, B. P. (2014).
Dollars and Sense: Students’ Integer Perspectives. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School 20 (2), 8489.
Philipp, R. A. (2014). Research on teachers’ focusing on children’s teaching in
learning to teach: Teacher noticing and learning trajectories. J. J. Lo, K. R. Leatham,
and L. R. Van Zoest (Eds.), Research Trends in Mathematics Teacher Education. Springer.
Bishop, J. P., Lamb, L. L., Philipp, R. A., Whitacre, I., Schappelle, B. P., & Lewis.,
M. L. (2014). Obstacles and Affordances for Integer Reasoning: An Analysis of Children’s
Thinking and the History of Mathematics. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 45(1), 19–61.
Philipp R., Jacobs, V. R., & Sherin, M. G (2013). Noticing of mathematics teachers.
In S. Lerman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of mathematics education: Springerreference, Article ID: 313299, Chapter ID: 120. Encyclopedia entry retrieved Dec 30, 2013,
from http://www.springerreference.com/docs/edit/chapterdbid/313299.html (Username and password available upon request).Bishop, J. P., Lamb, L. C., Philipp,
R. A., Whitacre, I., & Schappelle, B. P. (2014). Using Order to Reason About Negative
Numbers: The Case of Violet. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 86(1), 39–59.
Thanheiser, E., Philipp, R. A., Fasteen, J., Strand, K., & Mills, B. (2013). PreserviceTeacher
Interviews: A Tool for Motivating Mathematics Learning. Mathematics Teacher Educator, 1(2), 34–44.
Jacobs, V., Sherin, M., & Philipp, R. (2013). Mathematics teacher noticing: A hidden
skill of teaching. Proceedings of the 35th annual conference of the North American Chapter of the International
Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 1329–1333), Chicago, IL.
Lamb, L., Bishop, J., Philipp, R., Whitacre, I., Stephan, M., Bofferding, L., Lewis,
J., Brickwedde, J., Bagley, S. & Schappelle, B. (2013). Building on the emerging
knowledge base for teaching and learning in relation to integers. Proceedings of the 35th annual conference of the North American Chapter of the International
Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 1362–1366), Chicago, IL.
Lamb, L.C., Bishop, J.P., Philipp, R. A., Schappelle, B. P., Whitacre, I., Lewis,
M. (2012). Developing Symbol Sense for the Minus Sign. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 18(1), 5–9.
Lamb, L. L., Bishop, J. P., Philipp, R. A., Schappelle, B. P., Whitacre, I., & Lewis,
M. (2012). High school students' conceptions of the minus sign. Mathematics Teaching, 227, 4044.
Whitacre, I., Bishop, J. P., Lamb, L. C., Philipp, R. A., Schappelle, B. P., & Lewis,
M. L. (2012). Happy and sad thoughts: An exploration of children's integer reasoning.
Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 31, 356–365.
Bishop, J. P., Lamb, L. L. C., Philipp, R. A., Schappelle, B. P., & Whitacre, I. (2011).
First graders outwit a famous mathematician. Teaching Children Mathematics, 17, 350–358.
Sherin, M. G., Jacobs, V. R., & Philipp, R. A. Situating the Study of Teacher Noticing.
(2011). In M. G. Sherin, V. R. Jacobs, & R. A. Philipp (Eds.), Mathematics teacher noticing: Seeing through teachers’ eyes (pp. 3–14). New York: Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group).
Jacobs, V. R., Lamb, L. C., Philipp, R. A., & Schappelle, B. P. (2011). Deciding how
to respond on the basis of children’s understandings. In M. G. Sherin, V. R. Jacobs,
& R. A. Philipp (Eds.), Mathematics teacher noticing: Seeing through teachers’ eyes (pp. 97116). New York: Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group).
Jacobs, V. R., & Philipp, R. A. (2010). Supporting children during problem solving.
Teaching Children Mathematics. 17(2), 98105.
Philipp, R. A., & Thanheiser, E. (2010). Showing your students you care: Seeing the
individual trees in the classroom forest. New England Mathematics Journal, 42(May, 2010), 817.
Jacobs, V. R., Lamb, L.L.C., & Philipp, R.A. (2010). Professional noticing of children's
mathematical thinking. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 41(2), 169202.
Lamb, L. C., Philipp, R. A., Jacobs, V. R., & Schappelle, B. P. (2009). Developing
teachers' stances of inquiry: Studying teachers' evolving perspectives. In D. Slavit,
T. H. Nelson & A. Kennedy (Eds.), Perspectives on supported collaborative teacher inquiry (pp. 1645). New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.
Philipp, R. A. & Fulton, Brad. (2009). Answering Students’ Questions. The California Mathematics Council Communicator, 33(3), 3942.
Lamb, L. C., Philipp, R. A., Jacobs, V. R., & Schappelle, B. P. (2009). Developing
teachers' stances of inquiry: Studying teachers' evolving perspectives. In D. Slavit,
T. H. Nelson & A. Kennedy (Eds.), Perspectives on supported collaborative teacher inquiry (pp. 1645). New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.
Philipp, R. A. (2008). Motivating prospective elementary school teachers to learn
mathematics by focusing upon children's mathematical thinking. Issues in Teacher Education, 17(2) 726.
Philipp, R. A. (2007). Mathematics teachers' beliefs and affect. In F. Lester (Ed.),
Second handbook of research on mathematics teaching and learning (pp. 257315). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Philipp, R. A., Ambrose, R., Lamb, L. L., Sowder, J. T., Schappelle, B. T., Sowder,
L., Thanheiser, E., & Chauvot, J. (2007). Effects of Early Field Experiences on the
Mathematical Content Knowledge and Beliefs of Prospective Elementary School Teachers:
An Experimental Study. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 38(5), 438  476.
Presentations (2013 present)
Bishop, J., P., Philipp, R. A., and Lamb, L. L. (2014, April 9). Opportunities of
Algebraic Reasoning in the Context of Integers. Presentation at the National Council
of Teachers of Mathematics Research Presession, New Orleans, LA. Philipp, R. (2014, April 8). Finding Faculty Positions in Higher Education. Presenter
at the Graduate Student, Junior Faculty, and Researcher Mentoring Session, National
Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Presession, New Orleans, LA.
Philipp, R. (2014, April 8). Discussant for session, Using Representations of Practice
in Survey Research with Mathematics Teachers, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Research Presession, New Orleans, LA.
Philipp, R. & Bishop, J. (2014, February 14). A CGIApproach to Integers: Helping
Teachers Structure Their Intuitive Knowledge About Children’s Understandings of Negative
Numbers. Plenary Address at the Annual Meeting of the Teachers’ Development Group,
Portland, Oregon.
Siegfried, J., Philipp, R., Hawthorne, C., & Nanna, R. (2014, February 6). An Analysis
of Mathematical Content Knowledge for Teaching. Presentation at the Annual Meeting
of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Irvine, CA.
Wieman, R. & Philipp, R. (2014, February 8). Using Secondary Mathematics Video:
Strategies and Visions. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association of
Mathematics Teacher Educators, Irvine, CA.
Jacobs, V., Sherin, M., & Philipp, R. (2013, November 15). Mathematics teacher noticing:
A hidden skill of teaching. Presentation at the 35th annual conference of the North
American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education,
Chicago, IL.
Lamb, L., Bishop, J., Philipp, R., Whitacre, I., Stephan, M., Bofferding, L., Lewis,
J., Brickwedde, J., Bagley, S. & Schappelle, B. (2013, November 15). Building on
the emerging knowledge base for teaching and learning in relation to integers. Presentation
at the 35th annual conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group
for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Chicago, IL.
Philipp, R. (2013, June 18). Algebraic Reasoning. Presentation to the Equals Institute,
Long Beach State University.




Randolph Philipp CRMSE Director Professor of Mathematics Education

School of Teacher Education North Education 99 San Diego, CA 92182 Phone: 6195941371
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