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D'Anna Pynes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Center for STEM Education; Faculty, ACE Teaching Fellows

D'Ana Pynes

307J Carole Sandner Hall

D’Anna Pynes is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education in the Center for STEM Education and a faculty member and Fellow of the Institute for Educational Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame.

Dr. Pynes’ research focuses on teacher professional development in mathematics and in particular teacher noticing of children’s mathematical thinking and learning opportunities in teacher collaboration. She is especially interested in how teachers understand and implement their learning from professional development experiences.

Dr. Pynes earned her Ph.D. in STEM Education from the University of Texas at Austin with a focus on elementary mathematics. In previous roles, Dr. Pynes has taught in elementary classrooms and served as a district and regional professional development and curriculum specialist in central Texas.