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Suzanne Rushton Harper


Department of Mathematics

207 Bachelor Hall

Oxford, Ohio 45056-3414



Ph.D., University of Virginia, Mathematics Education

M.S., Florida State University, Mathematics Education

B.A., Hollins College, Mathematics & Computer Science



Professor, Department of Mathematics, Miami University (2014-present)

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Miami University (2008-2012)

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Miami University (2002-2008)

Lecturer, Department of Curriculum, Instruction & Special Education, University of Virginia (2001-2002)

Graduate Fellow, Center for Technology and Teacher Education, University of Virginia (1997-2001)

Lecturer, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Hollins College (1997-1998)



Cox, D.C., Harper, S.R. & Edward, M.T. (in press, 2017). Screencasting as a tool to capture moments of authentic creativity. In V. Freiman & J. Tassell, (Eds.), Creativity and Technology in Mathematics Education (Vol. 9 in Mathematics Education in the Digital Era Series). New York: Springer.


Cox, D.C. & Harper, S.R. (in press, 2017). Using narratives to articulate mathematical problem solving and posing in a technological environment. In Proceedings of the 39th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Indianapolis, IN. Will be available:

Harper, S.R. & Cox, D.C. (in press, 2017). Screencasting to study creative insight and create records of authentic problem solving practice. In J. Foster (Ed.) Proceedings of the Twenty-ninth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics [ICTCM]. Will be available:

Harper, S.R. & Cox, D.C. (2017). Inspiring problem solving with quickfire challenges. Mathematics Teacher, 110(9) 686-692. [cover article]

Cox, D.C. & Harper, S.R. (2016). Documenting a developing vision of teaching mathematics with technology. In M.L. Niess, S. Driskell & K. Hollebrands, (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Transforming Mathematics Teacher Education in the Digital Age (pp. 166-189). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.


Lee, H.S., Kersaint, G., Harper, S.R., Driskell, S.O., Jones, D., Leatham, K., Angotti, R., & Adu-Gamfi, K. (2014). Teachers' use of transnumeration in solving statistical tasks with dynamic statistical software. Statistics Education Research Journal, 13(1), 25-52.


Naresh, N., Harper, S.R., Keiser, J.M. & Krumpe, N. (2014). Probability explorations in a cultural context. Mathematics Teacher, 108(3), 184-192.


Edwards, M.T., Harper, S.R., Quinlan, J., Phelps, S., & Cox, D. (2014). Fostering deductive thinking with angle chasing. Mathematics Teacher, 107(6), 426-431.


Edwards, M.T., Harper, S.R., & Klein, R.M. (2013). And now this problem: Neil Postman, technology, and the secondary school mathematics curriculum. In M. Clough, J. Olson, & D. Niederhauser (Eds.) The Nature of Technology: Implications for Teaching and Learning (pp. 157-182). Boston, MA: Sense Publishers.


Edwards, M.T., Harper, S.R., & Cox, D. (2013). Authentic tasks in a standards-based world. Mathematics Teacher, 106(5), 346-353.


Lee, H. S., Kersaint, G., Harper, S., Driskell, S. O., & Leatham, K. R. (2012). Teachers' statistical problem solving with dynamic technology: Research results across multiple institutions. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 12(3). Manuscript awarded the National Technology Leadership Initiative Award.



National Technology Leadership Initiative Fellowship in Mathematics Education 2012

Miami University National Society of Leadership and Success, Excellence in Teaching Award 2012

Miami University Alumni Association 2010-2011 Effective Educator Award Nominee

Miami University Alumni Association 2008-2009 Effective Educator Award Nominee

Miami University M. Pauline Priest Barney Mathematics Fellowship 2011

National Technology Leadership Initiative Fellowship in Mathematics Education 2004


Technology in the teaching and learning of K-12 mathematics;

Content knowledge of prospective mathematics teachers; and

Teaching and learning of geometry.