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Karin M. Wiburg New Mexico State University, USA

Dr. Karin M. Wiburg is Associate Dean for Research at New Mexico State University and continues to spend one quarter of her time involved in research related to mathematics education and closing the achievement gap on the border She was a professor of curriculum and learning technologies in the C&I Department in the College of Education (COE) at NMSU since 1994. Prior to that she taught in higher education in California and served as Coordinator of the Technology Consortium at the San Diego county office. She also spent 13 years as a teacher and administrator in the Seattle Public Schools in areas related to math, technology and reading.    She has been involved in distance education since 1987 when she used an Apple II computer as a  SYSOP for a teacher network in California. At NMSU since 1993, she coordinated a specialization in Learning Technologies which included distance education programs at the masters and doctoral levels. She has received numerous grants for technology and mathematics and science education, has co-authored three textbooks and has written numerous articles for publication. She has been a frequent presenter at national conferences and is primarily interested in the improvement of learning environments. .