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Dr. Anna Bargagliotti is an Associate Professor and Director of the MAT program in the Department of Mathematics at LMU. Her primary research areas include mathematics and statistics education, statistical methodology, and nonparametric statistics.

Dr. Bargagliotti has extensive experience working with pre- and in-service teachers from both small districts and large urban districts across the US. She consistently teaches math content courses for pre-service teachers at all levels (elementary, middle, and high school). She has experience teaching several statistics courses to both in-service and pre-service teachers as well as delivering Professional Development workshops.

Her research in mathematics/statistics education research focuses on how teaching practices affect the learning of mathematics and statistics. In conjunction with this, she is particularly interested in how a teacher’s understanding of mathematics and statistics influences teaching practices, and in turn, influences student achievement. Dr. Bargagliotti’s work in the area of math and statistics education has appeared in journals such as Journal for Statistics Education, Mathematics Teaching in Middle Schools, and Journal for Research on Educational Effectiveness.

Dr. Bargagliotti has extensive experience with education related grants. She is currently the Principal Investigator of the NSF-funded Project-SET through which she has developed curricular materials to teach teachers statistics. She is one of the authors of The Statistical Education for Teachers report sponsored by the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

Dr. Bargagliotti is a member of the American Statistical Association, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Mathematics Association of America, Association of Women in Mathematics, and the American Educational Research Association. She is also the editor for the Journal of Statistics Education K-12 education section.