Yasemin Gunpinar

Assistant Professor

ygunpinar@stkate.edu

Yasemin Gunpinar earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Department of Elementary Mathematics Education in Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey. The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) sponsored her while pursuing her master’s degree. From 2006 to 2008, she taught mathematics in both private and public schools in Turkey. She co-wrote a publication titled “Supporting Lesson Book Including Subject Teaching for All Courses in Elementary 6th Grades”. She enjoyed teaching mathematics as much as she enjoyed studying. This feeling influenced her desire to focus on mathematics education as her future career goal. Although she enjoyed her initial work as a teacher, she needed to reach more students and teachers to fulfill her potential as an educator.

While exploring ways to reach her goal, she applied for and won the Scholarship for Graduate Study abroad from the Turkish Ministry of Education. In 2014, she completed her Ph.D. degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Mathematics Education at the University of Florida. Her dissertation was titled "Teachers' Instructional Practices within Connected Classroom Technology Environment to Support Representational Fluency". Since 2014, she has been working for St. Catherine University as an Assistant Professor.

Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Mathematics Education
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 2014

Master of Education, Department of Mathematics Teaching in Elementary Education
Marmara University, Istanbul, Other, 2008

Bachelor of Science, Department of Mathematics Teaching in Elementary Education
Marmara University, Istanbul, 2006

Assistant Professor, St. Catherine University, 2014–Present

Instructor, University of Florida, 2012–2013

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Florida, 2011

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Florida, 2010

Mathematics Teacher and Head of the Mathematics Teaching Group, Namik Kemal Elementary School, 2007–2008

Mathematics Teacher, Halil Necati Private Elementary School, 2006–2007

Journal Article

Ozdemir, A. & Gunpinar (formally Sert), Y. (2010). "The effect of project supported education in elementary number theory course on student achievement."

Books

Ozdemir, A., Balkaya, A., Duran, C., Uncular, H., Celep, M., Bozcan, M. ... & Gunpinar (formally Sert), Y. (2007). Project, Performance and CD Activities for Elementary 6th Grades.

Ozdemir, A., Balkaya, A., Duran, C., Uncular, H., Celep, M., Bozcan, M. ... & Gunpinar (formally Sert), Y. (2007). Supporting Lesson Book Including Subject Teaching for All Courses in Elementary 6th Grades.

Ozdemir, A., Balkaya, A., Duran, C., Uncular, H., Celep, M., Bozcan, M. ... & Gunpinar (formally Sert), Y. (2007). Test Book for Elementary 6th Grades.

Gunpinar (formally Sert), Y. & Pape, S. (2011). "An investigation of A Teacher’s use of Ti-Navigator to Facilitate Students’ Understanding of Quadratic Equations." 33rd Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education

Gunpinar (formally Sert), Y. & Pape, S. (2010). "Supporting and Facilitating Students’ Use of Multiple Representations by Using TI-Nspire." Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference

Ozdemir, A. & Gunpinar (formally Sert), Y. (2009). "The effect of project supported education in elementary number theory course on student achievement." 7th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications