Member Since: 2022
Miriam Gamoran Sherin is Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education at Northwestern University and the Alice Gabrielle Twight Professor of Learning Sciences in the School of Education and Social Policy. Sherin’s research seeks to improve our understanding of how teachers think and learn by examining a broad range of teacher knowledge across a variety of cognitive tasks. Most recently her research has focused on the construct of teacher noticing, looking specifically at teachers’ professional vision — the ability to identify and respond to significant events in the moments of instruction. For over two decades Sherin has been at the forefront of efforts to design and study contexts that make use of video in ways that promote teacher learning. Mathematics Teacher Noticing: Seeing Through Teachers’ Eyes, edited by Sherin, V. Jacobs, and R. Philipp, received the 2013 Excellence in Research in Teaching and Teacher Education award from the Teacher and Teacher Education Division of the American Educational Research Association. In 2016, Sherin, along with her colleagues K. Linsenmeier, J. Walkoe, and M. Mulligan were awarded the Outstanding Publication Award for Linking Research and Practice from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. As Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, Sherin’s priorities are to enrich the educational experiences of Northwestern’s 8,000 undergraduate students through collaborative cross-school and cross-unit undergraduate initiatives. She places a high priority on exploring strategies to promote the success of undergraduates who identify as underrepresented minorities, first-generation, and/or lower income students.