Professor, Mathematics Education
Patricia Moyer-Packenham is Professor and Director of the Mathematics Education and Leadership (MEL) Programs in the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. The MEL Programs include the PhD concentration in Mathematics Education, online Master's Elementary Mathematics Endorsement, Tutoring Intervention and Mathematics Enrichment (TIME) Clinic, and online Elementary Mathematics Teachers Academy PD modules. Moyer-Packenham received her PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with an emphasis in mathematics education, and a B.S. in K-8 Education from the Pennsylvania State University. She was an elementary and middle school classroom teacher for 10 years.
Moyer-Packenham's research focuses on uses of mathematics representations and manipulatives (including virtual, physical, pictorial, and symbolic) and teacher development in mathematics. She has over 80 publications that focus on teachers' and students' uses of manipulatives and virtual manipulatives, including three books titled Teaching K-8 Mathematics with Virtual Manipulatives, International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning Mathematics with Virtual Manipulatives, and What Principals Need to Know about Teaching Mathematics. Moyer-Packenham has been the Principal Investigator of over $16 million dollars in total career grant funding and consulted on national research studies in the U.S. including Inside the Classroom Project (funded by NSF), TE-MAT Teacher Materials Database Project (funded by NSF), and the Mozaic Project (funded by the Rand Corporation).