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College of Education

Janet Frost

Janet Frost

Janet Frost

Academic Director, WSUS COE
Spokane Campus
Center for Clinical Research and Simulation 221
PO Box 1495
Spokane, WA  99202

509- 358-7595

Curriculum Vitae

Research interests

Dr. Frost studies influences on educators’ instructional decisions as they shape their process of learning and change. Her work includes both conventional and innovative PK-20 teaching and environments, and interdisciplinary and inter-institutional collaborations that are directed toward instructional improvements.

Teaching/professional interests

Dr. Frost teaches mathematics education and research courses in the Mathematics and Science Education Ph.D.,Middle Level Mathematics Endorsement, Masters in Teaching, and Elementary Programs, as well as conducting research, outreach, and professional development to support student engagement and success in the STEM pipeline and health science careers.

Recent accomplishments

  • Appointment to Washington State Governor Inslee’s STEM Education Innovation Alliance (2016)
  • Frost, J.H. & Coomes, J. (2014). Increasing proficiency levels of mathematical practices. In K. Karp & A. Roth McDuffie (Eds.), 2014 Annual perspectives in mathematics education 2014: Using research to improve instruction (pp. 193-202).
  • Frost, J.H. & Gilbert, B.J. (2014). Moving toward mindfulness: Instructional expressions of caring in mathematics education. In G. Gates (Ed.), Mindfulness for Educational Practice: A Path to Resiience for Challenging Work (pp.135-155).
  • 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., Coomes, J., & Lindeblad, K. (2012). Partnership without hierarchy: Postsecondary outcomes from a cross-sector mathematics collaboration. School-University Partnerships 5(2), 38-50.
  • Frost, J.H. (2010). Looking through the lens of a teacher’s life: The power of prototypical stories in understanding teachers’ 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
Washington State University