Dr. White is the Director of the National Association of Math Circles as well as the Founding Director of the Rocky Mountain Math Circle Program, which encompasses both Math Teachers’ Circles and Math Students’ Circles.
Dr. White’s experience with organizing, facilitating, evaluating, and researching Math Teachers’ Circle will bring important expertise to this proposal. She is the founding director of the well-established and highly successful Rocky Mountain Math Teachers’ Circle, which is now in its fifth year and has served over 150 teachers from across the state of Colorado. She is involved significantly with the Math Teachers’ Circle at the national level, partnering with the American Institute of Mathematics as co-PI of a National Science Foundation Discovery Research K12 grant to study the impact the program is having on teachers and acting as an external evaluator for other Math Teachers’ Circles. She has also experience facilitating the “How to Run a Math Teachers’ Circle” workshop. She regularly travels to other Math Teachers’ Circle across the country as an invited facilitator.
Diana received her Ph.D. in commutative algebra from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2007. After a postdoctoral position in mathematics at the University of South Carolina, she joined the faculty of the University of Colorado Denver as her department's first mathematician specializing in mathematics education. She has been involved with Math Circles since 2008.