Jean McGivney-Burelle, PhD
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Jean McGivney-Burelle, PhD

Executive Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation

Mathematics Department

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PhD   University of Connecticut   |   MS   Northeastern University |   BS   University of Hartford

Jean McGivney-Burelle earned her PhD at the University of Connecticut where her research focused on mathematical problem solving. She earned her MS in Mathematics with a focus on Combinatorics at Northeastern University and her BS in Mathematics/Management at the University of Hartford. McGivney-Burelle’s scholarship examines the teaching and learning of mathematics at the college level. In particular, her work focuses on the effective use of technology and active learning strategies to more fully engage students in learning mathematics. McGivney-Burelle has published numerous book chapters, articles, and conference proceedings, and has served as Principal Investigator on Teacher Quality Partnership and National Science Foundation grants totaling over $1M.

McGivney-Burelle has been a MAA Project NExT Fellow, a National Network for Educational Renewal Fellow, a member of the University of Hartford’s WELFund’s Laura Johnson Initiative for Women Leaders and a participant in the 2016-17 HERS Leadership Wellesley Institute. At the University of Hartford, McGivney-Burelle has served as Director of the Mathematics/Secondary Education program, Chair of the Department of Education in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, Co-Chair of the NEASC Steering Committee, Co-Chair of Goal 1 of the University’s Strategic Plan, and Associate Dean of Budget and Finance in the College of Arts and Sciences. Since August 2016, she has been serving as the inaugural Executive Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation.