**EDUCATION:
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Summer 1992 Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction: Mathematics, University of Delaware.

Winter 1989 Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction of Mathematics, University of Delaware.

Winter 1965 Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, University of Massachusetts, (81 credits earned at Bucknell University, PA).

**PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: **

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**2005-2008 Mathematics Lecturer

Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney , VA

Jan-Jun 2002 Mathematics Teacher, Prince Edward County HS, Farmville, VA

1997-2000 Assistant Professor

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Longwood College, Farmville, VA 23901

1992-1997 Assistant Professor

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

1990 -1992 Full time student in doctoral program

University of Delaware, Newark, DE

1989-1990 Instructor,

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT

1987-1989 Lecturer, (assistantship)

Department of Mathematics

University of Delaware, Newark, DE

1984 - 1987 Preparatory Mathematics Specialist,

(full time permanent lecturer)

Mathematics Teaching and Learning Center

University of Delaware, Newark, DE

1979 - 1984 Mathematics Teacher

Avon Grove High School, West Grove, PA

1966 - 1967 Mathematics Teacher

Amherst - Pelham Regional High School, Amherst, MA

1965 - 1966 Mathematics Teacher

Amherst Junior High School, Amherst, MA

1965 (1/2 year) Mathematics Teacher

Hawley Junior High School, Northampton, MA

**CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:**

**Risacher, B. F.** (April 1997). __Geometry Activities: Motivating Students To Investigate and Reason__: Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Minneapolis, MN.

**Risacher, B.** (March 1997). Keeping the Math in Fun Activities: Full-day in-service workshop presented to elementary teachers of Fresno Uniefid School District, Fresno, CA

Curtis, S., Mellema,** **W.,** Risacher, B., **Talbot, S. (March 1997). __College Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: How Is It Changing?__ Presentation at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference, San Jose, CA.

**Risacher, B. F.** (1996, December). __"Kids Do the Neatest Things" : The Creativity of Students in Using Geometric Concepts.__ Presentation as an invited speaker at the 39th Annual Asilomar Mathematics Conference of the California Mathematics Council-Northern Section, Asilomar, CA.

**Risacher, B. F.** (April 1996), __Tessellations Bridge to Understanding: Keeping the Mathematics in Fun Activities__, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, San Diego, CA.

**Risacher, B.F.**, Ebert, C.L**.**, (March 1996). __"Alternative Pathways to Teaching:"- An Investigation of the Factors that Influence the Acquisition of Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Traditional and Non-Traditional Teachers__, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

**Risacher, B.** , Curley, R. (March, 1996). __ Research Scientists Become Teachers: A Case Study__. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

**Risacher, B. F**. (1995, December). "Year Two of 'Algebra for All': What Have We Learned?" Led and organized a panel discussion at the 38th Annual Asilomar Mathematics Conference of the California Mathematics Council-Northern Section, Asilomar, CA.

**Risacher, B. F.** (1995, December). __Polygons, Numbers and Reasoning: A Captivating Investigation__. Paper presented as an invited speaker at the 38th Annual Asilomar Mathematics Conference of the California Mathematics Council-Northern Section, Asilomar, CA.

**Risacher, B. F.** (1994, December). __An Investigation for Many Ages: Connecting Shapes, Angles, and Numbers__. Paper presented at the 37th Annual Asilomar Mathematics Conference of the California Mathematics Council-Northern Section, Asilomar, CA.

**Risacher, B. F.** (1994, December). "Algebra for All: One School's Bold Attempt". Led and organized a panel discussion at the 37th Annual Asilomar Mathematics Conference of the California Mathematics Council-Northern Section, Asilomar, CA.

Freeman, D., **Risacher, B.** , Swayne, L., Walker, D. (1994, November). __A Collaboration Between a National Laboratory and Local University to Develop a New Source of Science and Math Teachers.__ Poster session at the 18th Annual Training Resources and Data Exchange Conference of the US Department of Energy, DFW Airport, TX.

**Risacher, B. F.** (1994, February). __Problem Solving Strategies of Students: Multiplicative Versus Additive.__ Paper presented at the Western Regional Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, San Francisco, CA.

**Risacher, B. F.** (1992, April). __Knowledge Growth of Percent During the Middle School Years.__ Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Nashville, TN.

**Risacher, B. F.** (1991, April).__ Informal and Formal Knowledge:__ The Domain of Percent. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH.

**PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS: **

Risacher, B.F. (1999) A Model for Faculty Collaboration in Preparing Virginia's K-8 Teachers, __The Journal of Mathematics and Science,__ Vol. 2 (p124).

**Risacher, B. F. **(1998). Research Scientists and Mathematicians Prepare for Teaching: What Are These People Really Like In B. F. Risacher (Editor), __Scientists and Mathematicians Become School Teachers __ (pp. 49-53). Columbus, Ohio. ERIC Clearing House for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education.

**Risacher, B. F.** , Walker, D. (1998), A Specialized Teacher Preparation Program in Mathematics and Science: Overview of Rationale and Concerns. In B. F. Risacher (Editor), __Scientists and Mathematicians Become School Teachers__ (pp. 39-44). Columbus, Ohio. ERIC Clearing House for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education.

**Risacher, B. F.** (1988). A Credential Program for Research Laboratory Employees: The View From Mathematics. In B. F. Risacher (Editor), __Scientists and Mathematicians Become School Teachers__. (pp. 63-69). Columbus, Ohio. ERIC Clearing House for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education.

**Risacher, B. F.**., Walker, D. (1998). Evaluations, Conclusions, and Implications. In B. F. Risacher (Editor), __Scientists and Mathematicians Become School Teachers.__ ( pp. 105-112). Columbus, Ohio. ERIC Clearing House for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education.

**Risacher, B. F.** (Editor). (1998). __Scientists and Mathematicians Become School Teachers.__ Columbus, Ohio. ERIC Clearing House for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education.

**Risacher, B. F.** (Editor and co-author) , Curtis, S., Mellema, W., & Talbot, S. ( August, 1997), __PALs: Participative Activities for Learning.__ Report for MASTEP: Mathematics and Science Teacher Education Program and distributed to area college teacher, NSF funded.

**Risacher, B. F.** (1996, October). Beliefs of Peservice Teachers: Elementary compared to Secondary. In E. Jakubowski, D. Watkins, & H. Biske (Eds.) __Proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education,__ Vol. 2 (pp. 383-388).

**Risacher, B. F.**(1996, July). Students' Beliefs and Attitudes About Mathematics: Investigation of Common Themes and Influences. Abstract in Ricardo Luengo (Editor), __ Book of Abstracts of Short Presentations of the 8th International Congress on Mathematical Education__. Seville, Spain: Deposito Legal: BA-210-1996.

**Risacher, B. F.** (1996, July), Roots of Teacher Differences: Beliefs of Preservice Elementary Vs Secondary Teachers. Summary in Puig, L. & Gutierrez, A. (Eds.), __Proceedings of the 20th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education__. Valencia, Spain: University of Valencia.

**Risacher, B. F.** (1995, October). Algebra for All in a Culturally Diverse Setting: Attitudes of the Parents and Students. Summary in D. Owens, M. Reed & G Millsaps (Eds.) __Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education__, V2 (p. 61).

**Risacher, B. F. ** (1995, September). Evaluation Report for CAPP, Yerba Buena High School : 1994-1995. (Project #42) Report submitted to California Academic Partnership Director, Office of the Chancellor, Sacramento, CA.

**Risacher, B. F.** & Ebert, C. (1994, November). Traditional and Non-Traditional Pre-Service Mathematics Teachers: An Investigation of Factors that Influence the Acquisition of Pedagogical Content Knowledge. Abstract D. Kirshner (Ed.) __Proceedings of the 16th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education__ (p332).

**Risacher, B. F.** (1994, November). A Case of Equity Reform in Mathematics: The Students and Their Response. In D. Kirshner (Ed.) __Proceedings of the 16th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education__ (pp. 91-97).

**Risacher, B. F.**(1994, September). Internal Evaluation Report for Year 1: CAPP Project #42. Report submitted to California Academic Partnership Director, Office of the Chancellor, Sacramento, CA.

**Risacher, B. F.** (1993). Students' Reasoning About Ratio and Percent . In J. Becker & B. Pence (Eds.) __Proceedings of the 15th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, __Vol. I (pp. 261-267).

**Risacher, B. F.** (1992). __Knowledge Growth of Percent During the Middle School Years__. Doctoral Dissertation at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE.

** PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: **

Piedmont (VA) Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Virginia Council for Mathematics Supervision

Virginia Council for Mathematics Supervision

Mathematics Association of America

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

American Educational Research Association

Psychology of Mathematics Education-North America & International Chapters

California Mathematics Council Santa Clara Valley Mathematics Association

The Society of Archimedes