Dr. Strickland received her PhD in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy (concentration in mathematics education) from Michigan State University. She also acts as Faculty in Residence for Residential College where she works closely with a cohort of freshman. In additional to teaching for the university, she has developed and led a wide range of content-oriented professional development workshops for school districts across the nation and for Mathworks. Dr. Strickland's current research focuses on the role of discourse in classrooms, particularly how teachers respond to students' mathematical thinking. Other areas of interest include preparing future teachers, mathematics majors learning to prove as they transition to upper level coursework, as well as everyone learning more geometry.