faculty

Carolyn Mitten

Assistant Professor of Education
805-565-6171

Office Location

Porter Center Office 3

Office Available

Thursdays & Fridays 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. & by appointment

Specialization(s)

Her primary focus has been fostering conceptual understanding and appreciation for the teaching of mathematics. 

Biography/Details

Carolyn Mitten felt God’s call to teach as a summer camp counselor during college and quickly added teaching certification to her mathematics degree at Messiah College.  She then taught mathematics in public secondary schools in her home state of Pennsylvania for five years. Mitten earned her Ph.D. at the University of Florida where she specialized in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Mathematics Education.  Over the past seven years, she has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in K-12 education across multiple institutions. While her primary focus has been fostering conceptual understanding and appreciation for the teaching of mathematics, she also enjoys supporting students in designing instruction and assessment that address the needs of all learners.  Her recent scholarship has focused on preparing teachers to be compassionate assessors through the use of formative assessment that engages and supports all learners.