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James P. Burke
Works at UMass Dartmouth - Kaput Center
Attends University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Lived in Somerset, MA
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Happy birthday, Caro!
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Two years ago...
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Aww, good memories!
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My daughter's holiday ornament mashup. Bilbo Baggins + Animal Crossing.
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The 12PM wave going over the start of the Insane Inflatables 5K at UMass Dartmouth.
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Yenny wanted to see the photo I took that the Harvard Museum of Natural History wanted to use in their promotional materials years ago.
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Yes, but I never saw where it appeared.

On another visit they took a picture of my family for use in some other PR, but we never saw that either. Actually, they did send us an electronic copy of the photo, but I don't know if they actually used it. They had us looking at some Peruvian pottery, I think, and pondering deeply as the children looked enthralled and delighted. Or something like that.

After that, we realized we might have become regulars. But now we haven't been in over 2 years!
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Grad Student, Research Assistant, Software Developer
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As a researcher, I value questions that lead to bringing students and teachers better control over their own activity, and more ways to see and understand the world. My zeal for research is guided by my respect for people's experiences and the effort it takes to keep our analyses trustworthy and authentic. I am an insightful programmer with a special talent for understanding things as systems. I am a practical user of mathematics always looking to extend my understanding. I am keenly interested in people and how we can better understand each other. I excel at making useful connections between ideas, and I have a very eclectic base of knowledge from which to draw. I am a careful thinker, and I work hard at reflecting this in my writing.
Employment
  • UMass Dartmouth - Kaput Center
    Ph.D. student, Research Associate, Software Developer, 1994 - present
  • Raytheon
    Member of technical staff, 1990 - 1992
  • Xenergy
    1992 - 1994
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Previously
Somerset, MA
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"We only think when we are confronted with a problem." - John Dewey
Introduction
I inhabit southeastern Massachusetts, where I enjoy the scenery and weather, almost no matter what it is.

BS in Computing and Information Science,
MS in Mathematics Education. 

Currently I'm writing my dissertation thesis for a PhD in Math Education with the intent of continuing a career as a researcher in that field, either in the professoriat or elsewhere. I am a research assistant of the Kaput Center, a STEM education research center at UMass Dartmouth. I have developed educational software since the mid 1990's (SimCalc MathWorlds - the subject of many research projects) and assisted with research projects in data gathering, analysis, and writing.

Specific interests in mathematics education: technology, classroom practices, inquiry-based learning; early algebraic reasoning; proportional reasoning.

Other interests: I am a runner at the half marathon distance, married to my running partner. As a father, I enjoy a number of activities with my two daughters, including watching and critiquing popular media, geocaching, and playing games. I enjoy cooking, baking, making things, and solving problems. I have few but well-appreciated opportunities to spend time with my dear friends and family.
Bragging rights
BS in Computer and Information Science; Master of Science in Mathematics Education; ABD in Mathematics Education
Education
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
    Mathematics Education PhD program, 2009 - present
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
    Computer and Information Science, 1985 - 1989
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Male
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Married