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Frost, Janet

Assistant Professor,
Mathematics Education

Department of Teaching & Learning
WSU-Spokane Academic Center
412 E. Spokane Falls Blvd.
P.O. Box 1495

(509) 358-7595

Curriculum Vitae


Research interests

Janet Frost conducts qualitative research on mathematics instructional practices and professional development. As the PI and co-PI in two U.S. Department of Education-funded professional development projects with middle school, high school, and college math faculty, she has focused on teacher rates and directions of change, as well as conducting research on innovative teaching and learning environments that occur outside professional development contexts.

Teaching/professional interests

Dr. Frost teaches mathematics education and research courses in the Mathematics and Science Education Ph.D. and Middle Level Mathematics Endorsement Programs. 

Recent accomplishments

  • 2011-2013 Berry Family Fellowship, Washington State University College of Education
  • Coomes, J. (Principal Investigator), Frost, J.H., Lee, H.S., & Lindeblad, K. (Co-PIs). (2012-2015). Riverpoint Advanced Mathematics Partnership - Algebra (RAMP-A). U. S. Department of Education No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 via the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and Washington Student Achievement Council.
  • Frost, J.H.(Principal Investigator), Coomes, J., Lindeblad, K. (Co-PIs)(2008-2013). Riverpoint Advanced Mathematics Partnership (RAMP) projectBuilding Capacity for College Readiness Standards (CRS) in Mathematics through 11-16 Teacher/Faculty Professional Learning Communities, U.S. Department of Education flow-through funding via the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board.
  • Coomes, J., Frost, J.H., & Lindeblad, K. K. (2012). Teachers learning through collaboration: Challenges and impacts of an inter-institutional project. 2012 NCTM Yearbook, Professional Collaborations in Mathematics Teaching and Learning. (pp.217-227)Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Frost, J.H.(2010). Looking through the lens of a teacher's life: The power of prototypical stories in understanding teacher's instructional decisions in mathematics. Teaching and Teacher Education 26(2), 225-233.
  • Frost, J.H., Akmal, T. T., & Kingrey, J. U. (2010). Planning teacher professional development: the struggles and successes of an inter-organizational collaboration. Professional Development in Education 36(4), 581-595.

Educational background

  • Ph.D. Educational Specialties, University of Nevada, Reno, 2007
  • M. A. Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1980
  • B. A. Religion and Philosophy, Denison University, Granville Ohio, 1975
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