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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., & 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. (2013). Amador, J., & Buck, C. Digital Innovation Generating New Information Technology. ($8,551). 
    • Principal Investigator. (2013). Amador, J. & Bennett, C. Idaho State Board of Education, Idaho Regional Mathematics Centers II. ($90,000)
    • Principal Investigator. (2013). Amador, J., & Bennett, C. Idaho State Board of Education. Idaho Regional Mathematics Centers ($284,303)
    • Principal Investigator. (2013). Amador, J. Idaho Department of Education. Idaho Mathematics Infrastructure. ($255,000).
    • Principal Investigator. (2013). Amador, J. & Soule, T. Micron STEM Initiative, University of Idaho. Digital Innovation Generating New Information Technology.($14,550).
    • Principal Investigator. (2013). Amador, J. Micron STEM Initiative, University of Idaho. Technology to Teach Mathematical Practices to Parents. ($8,000).
    • Principal Investigator. (2013). Amador, J. Coeur d'Alene Tribe. Student Centered Mathematics: Implementing the Common Core State Standards in Grades 3-5. ($5,000)
    • Co-Principal Investigator. (2012). Miller, B., & Amador, J. Integrating Technology in Teaching: Faculty Innovation. Integrating Technology in Teaching: Redesign oof Technology Tools for Teaching and Learning. ($9,700)
    • Consultant. (2012). Galindo, E., Norton, A., Akerson, V., & Park Rogers, M. National Science Foundation-DRK-12, Design Research K-12, Iterative Model Building. ($1,430,000)
    • Postdoctoral Fellow. (2010-2012). Galindo, E., Norton, A., Akerson, V., & Park Rogers, M. National Science Foundation-DRK-12, Design Research K-12, Iterative Model Building. ($1,430,000)
  • Outreach Projects
    • Regional Mathematics Director, Region 1, Idaho Department of Education
    • Idaho Mathematics Steering Committee, Idaho State Department of Education
    • Coeur d'Alene School District Mentor Project, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho