Melhuish, Kate
Contact Information
Kate Melhuish, PhD.
Assistant Professor Curriculum vitae Office: MCS 457 Email: kmm335@txstate.edu Phone: 512.245.9969
Research Interest
Student Understanding in Advanced Mathematics; Supporting Teachers in Promoting High Level Reasoning in their Classrooms 
Dr. Kate Melhuish received her PhD in mathematics education from Portland State University in 2015. She also has a BS and MS in mathematics. After completing her PhD, Dr. Melhuish spent a year working a postdoctoral research fellow for Teachers Development Group. Her research interests focus on two primary areas: student understanding and activity in advanced mathematics, and supporting teachers in promoting highlevel reasoning in their classrooms. Dr. Melhuish is currently coPI on a DRK12 grant looking at the efficacy of a sustained PD model at the 3rd5th grade level. Her secondary project is the development of models of student thinking in abstract algebra and design and maintenance of the Group Theory Concept Assessment, a measure meant to reflect student thinking in this area.
Selected Publications:
 Melhuish, K. (Accepted) Conceptual replication studies in Group Theory Journal for Research in Mathematics Education.
 Melhuish, K. & Thanheiser, E. (Accepted) Replication studies: What are they? When should they be enacted? Journal for Research in Mathematics Education.
 Melhuish, K. &,Thanhesier, E. (2017). Using formative evaluation to support teachers in in creasing student reasoning. Annual Perspectives in Mathematics Education. National Council for Teachers of Mathematics.
 Fasteen, J., Melhuish, K., & Thanheiser, E. (2015). Multiplication by 10five: Making sense of place value structure through an alternate base. Mathematics Teacher Educator.
 Larsen, S., Glover, E. & Melhuish, K. (2015). Beyond good teaching: The benefits and challenges of implementing ambitious teaching. In D. Bressoud, V. Mesa, & C. Rasmussen (Eds.) Insights and Recommendations from the MAA National Study of College Calculus. Mathematical Association of America.
Current Projects/Grants:

Enhancing Mathematics Teaching and Learning in Urban Elementary Schools: A ClusterRandomized Efficacy Trial of a Novel Professional Development Approach, $2,488,354.00. Kate Melhuish, Co Principal Investigator. Discovery Research K12 (DRK12), National Science Foundation DRL1223074, 2012current.

Scaling Up Research in Advanced Undergraduate Mathematics Education, $8,000. Kate Melhuish, Principal Investigator, Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, 2016current.

Group Theory Concept Assessment. http://groupconcepts.wp.txstate.edu/