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Jonathan N. Thomas University of Kentucky, USA

Jonathan N. Thomas is an associate professor of mathematics education and the chairperson of the department of STEM education at the University of Kentucky. After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education at the University of Kentucky, Jonathan was a mathematics intervention specialist in public, private, and charter schools in the Cincinnati metropolitan area. While teaching, Jonathan completed a Masters of Arts in Education degree with a focus on education leadership and his Doctor of Education degree in mathematics education, both from the University of Cincinnati. Jonathan’s research focused on responsive and equitable teaching practices in the elementary classroom as well as children’s construction of mental imagery and use of gesture in foundational mathematical experiences. Jonathan has been the principal investigator on several projects, funded by the National Science Foundation, focused on these areas. Jonathan is also an associate editor of the School Science and Mathematics journal and Kentucky Center for Mathematics faculty associate.