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Alexander White

Assistant Chair, Professor

Office: MCS 470
Phone: 512.245.2551
Research Interests
Statistics Education
Visualization of Functions
Middle School Mathematics
Technology for Teaching

Alexander White has a Ph.D. in Statistics from Michigan State University, is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education and has interests in Mathematics and Statistics Education. He is currently the Advisor for the doctoral program in Mathematics Education, Vice-Chair of the Faculty Senate and Liaison to doctoral program in Developmental Education. 

Dr. White has worked as a consultant in test development, sample selection and evaluation for a number of organizations including the Honduran Unit for the Measurement of Educational Quality. He collaborates with Texas Mathworks, a center for mathematics education at Texas State University on curriculum development and professional development.  He recently co-authored a new middle school mathematics curriculum, Math Explorations.

Dr. White has research interests in mathematics education, and statistics. In mathematics education he has authored several papers concerning the ability of students entering calculus to visualize functions and work with graphs. His has published several articles from a NSF-funded project on using Dynamic Geometry to teach high school.  He has worked on application of statistical models to assessment of educational systems in Central America.