Tuft, Elaine Allen
Title:
Professor - Elementary Education
Office:
116d ME
Phone:
801-863-8104
Fax:
801-863-7325
Mail Code:
126
Curriculum Vitae
Last Updated: 10/31/18 -

Education

  • Ph.D. • Michigan State University • Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy with an emphasis in Mathematics Education
  • M.A. • Utah State University • Elementary Education with emphases in Mathematics Education and Education of the Gifted and Talented
  • B.S. • Utah State University • Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education

Courses Taught

  • EDEL 4510 • Elementary Mathematics Methods I
  • EDEL 4550 • Elementary Mathematics Methods II
  • EDUC 6110 • Applied Statistics for Education

 Research Interests

  • I am interested in learning about all aspects related to how children learn mathematics and how we can better prepare elementary teachers to teach mathematics.
  • I am interested in general in how we can best prepare future elementary school teachers for all facets of that career.

Representative Scholarly Work

  • I have made more than 60 refereed or invited presentations at professional conferences and other educational events.
  • Journals I have been published in include Educational Research: Theory & Practice, Utah Mathematics Teacher, Universal Journal of Education, and The Researcher.

Representative Service

Utah Valley University

  • School of Education Accreditation Committee
  • School of Education 21st Century Committee
  • Faculty Senator representing the Department of Elementary Education
  • Faculty Senate Executive Board, Chair of Personnel and Elections Standing Committee
  • Coordinator, Elementary Robotics Program
  • Retention, Tenure, Promotion, and Appeals Committee
  • General Education Committee
  • School of Education Graduate Program Committee

School Science and Mathematics (SSMA)

  • Program Chair for the 2019 annual convention in Salt Lake City, UT
  • Board Member (Director-at-Large) • Nov. 2014 – Nov. 2017
  • Awards and Endowments Committee • Oct. 2009 – Nov. 2012

Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (NRMERA)

  • President • Oct. 2017 – Oct. 2018
  • President-elect • Oct. 2016 – Oct. 2017
  • Treasurer • 2011 – 2017
  • Utah Representative • 2007 – 2010

Utah Association of Teacher Educators (UATE)

  • President • Feb. 2017 – Feb. 2018
  • Executive Secretary • 2015 – 2017

Utah Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (UAMTE)

  • President • Mar. 2012 – Mar. 2013
  • President-elect • Mar. 2011 – Mar. 2012