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Department of Curriculum & Instruction
College of Education
University of Idaho
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Julie Amador

Julie Amador, Ph.D.


Office: 121
Phone: 208-664-7010
Email: jamador@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: 1031 N. Academic Way

Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

College of Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Assistant Professor

Campus Locations: Coeur d'Alene
With UI Since 2012


  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Elementary Mathematics Education--Lesson Planning, Student Thinking, Lesson Study
  • Biography
    Julie Amador is an Assistant Professor of elementary/middle school mathematics and technology education, in the College of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

    Dr. Amador came to northern Idaho from Indiana University, Bloomington, where she worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Research on Learning and Technology. She has taught in elementary and in university classrooms, served as an instructional coach for new mathematics teachers, trained adult volunteers to serve as tutors, and has served on district and state department of education boards, shaping district and state teaching standards and policies.

    Her research focuses on the design and enactment of mathematics lessons with an emphasis on student thinking and reasoning. She is specifically interested in how practicing and preservice teachers construct models of student mathematical thinking and engage in Lesson Study.

    Dr. Amador holds a doctoral degree in Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership, both from the University of Nevada, Reno, and a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from California State University, Fresno.
  • Selected Publications
    • Amador, J., & Soule, T. (in press). Girls build vectors from Scratch. Mathematics Teaching
      in the Middle School. 
    • Amador, P., & Amador, J. (2014). Academic advising via Facebook: Examining student help seeking. The Internet and Higher Education, 21, 9-16.
    • Amador, J., & Lamberg, T. (2013). Learning trajectories, lesson planning, affordances, and constraints in the design and enactment of mathematics teaching. Mathematical Thinking and Learning, 15, 146-170.
    • Weiland, I., Hudson, R., & Amador, J. (2013). Preservice formative assessment interviews: The development of competent questioning. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
    • Amador, J., Vesperman, C., & Weibke, H. (2012). Eliciting geometric student thinking through questioning techniques. Wisoncon Teacher of Mathematics, 63, 7-10.
  • Research Projects
    Grants:
    • Principal Investigator. (2014). Amador, J. State Summer Mathematics Academy. Idaho State Department of Education.
    • Principal Investigator. (2014). Amador, J. Digital Innovation Generating New Information Technology. Idaho State Department of Education. 
    • Principal Investigator. (2014). Amador, J. Idaho Regional Mathematics Centers. Idaho State Department of Education.
    • Co-Principal Investigator. (2014). Bennett, C., & Amador, J. Professional Noticing: Using Evidence-based Learning in Idaho’s Mathematics Classrooms. Idaho State Board of Education.
    • Principal Investigator. (2013). Amador, J. Idaho Regional Mathematics Centers II. Idaho State Board of Education.
    • Principal Investigator. (2013). Amador, J., & Bennett, C. Idaho Regional Mathematics Centers. Idaho State Board of Education. 
    • Principal Investigator. (2013). Amador, J. Idaho Mathematics Infrastructure. Idaho State Department of Education. 
    • Principal Investigator. (2013). Amador, J. & Soule, T. Digital Innovation Generating New Information Technology, Micron STEM Initiative, University of Idaho.
    • Principal Investigator. (2013). Amador, J. Technology to Teach Mathematical Practices to Parents, Micron STEM Initiative, University of Idaho.
    • Principal Investigator. (2013). Amador, J. Student Centered Mathematics: Implementing the Common Core State Standards in Grades 3-5, Coeur d'Alene Tribe.

  • Outreach Projects
    • Regional Mathematics Director, Region I & II, Idaho Department of Education
    • Idaho Mathematics Steering Committee, Idaho State Department of Education
    • Coeur d'Alene School District Mentor Project, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho