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Alan Zollman

Hillside Hall 0015
Phone: (812) 941-2697


Dr. Alan Zollman has over 100 publications, including national and international research articles in the prestigious STEM journals of the School Science and Mathematics Association, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the Research Council for Mathematics Learning; as well as delivered over 80 international and national STEM Education research presentations. A Past-President of the 121-year-old STEM organization School Science and Mathematics Association, and a Past Vice-President of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning, Dr. Zollman has grant history of approximately $4M as a consultant, co-principal investigator, principal investigator, or project director, in researching the implementation of STEM Education curriculum innovations with K-12 teachers. He has received nine international, national, and state awards for his work in STEM Education. He is Faculty Emeritus from the Northern Illinois University’s Department of Mathematical Science, and currently a Professor of Secondary Mathematics Education at Indiana University Southeast where he is a Senior Distinguished Researcher. In 2021 he was inducted into the Floyd Central High School (IN) Hall of Fame.

Academic Background

  • Doctorate

    • Indiana University, Bloomington, United States
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Major in Mathematics Education
  • Masters

    • Indiana University, Bloomington, United States
    • Master in Arts - Teaching, Major in Mathematics
  • Bachelors

    • Indiana University, Bloomington, United States
    • Bachelor of Science, Major in Education

Professional Interests


At IUS I teach Secondary Education - Science and Mathematics. Previously I taught graduate and undergraduate courses in mathematics and education as well as chaired 5 PhD’s in Mathematics Education. I began my teaching career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana, West Africa, and then taught Middle School Mathematics in Southern Indiana. In 2005 I received NIU’s Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award. 

In my first year at IUS, I was presented the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Max Beberman Award – the State’s highest recognition for leadership and excellence in mathematics teacher education.  I received the 2018 Greater Louisville Council of Teachers of Mathematics Helen Cunningham Educator Award for Excellent in the Teaching of Mathematics.


I have diversity of coauthors – from single authorship to fellow mathematics education researchers and graduate students to educational psychologists to engineering professors and classroom teachers. I investigate and publish empirical mathematics education research and add writings for the dissemination of research for the teacher-practitioner.  My research agenda involves mixed-methods studies with graduate students and faculty on learning in the content area; action research with elementary and middle school students and teachers on reflective writing in problem solving; and curricula design and classroom assessment with university personnel and secondary teachers.

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