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Zhaochen Song

Faculty Profile

Office: Derrick 303
Phone: 512.245.4755
Research Interest
Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Cultural Beliefs Towards Teaching, Comparative Studies Between Cultures


I received my Ph.D. in Mathematics Education in May 2019 at Texas State University. My dissertation studies the relationships between pedagogical content knowledge and cultural beliefs towards teaching for a group of middle school mathematics teachers in China. I received my master's degree in Applied Mathematics in 2014 at Texas State University with a focus on number theory, particularly the Postage Stamp Problem. My current research interests involve pedagogical content knowledge, teachers' cultural beliefs towards teaching, and comparative studies between different cultures.

I enjoy mathematics because it is the fundamental tool of all science. Mathematics, for me, is a fascinating subject to study and to teach, as it lies behind so many natural phenomena, and studying it helps us to understand and explore not only our Earth but the entire universe.