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Washington State University
College of Education

Kristin Lesseig

Kristin Lesseig
Associate Professor
Department of teaching and learning
Vancouver campus
VUB 345
14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue
Vancouver, WA  98686


Curriculum Vitae

Teaching/professional interests

Kristin Lesseig teaches elementary and secondary mathematics content and methods courses as well as foundational courses in education and educational research. Her research focuses on the design and implementation of professional learning experiences that support teachers (and future teachers) in their work to promote mathematical reasoning and sense-making in secondary mathematics classrooms.

Recent accomplishments


Slavit, D., Grace, E. & Lesseig, K. (in press). Student ways of thinking in STEM contexts: A focus on claim making and reasoning. School Science and Mathematics.

Hine, G. & Lesseig, K. (2021) Supporting pre-service secondary mathematics teachers’ professional noticing of student thinking. Australian Journal of Teacher Education. 46(8) 96-116.

Lesseig, K. & Hine, G. (2021). Teaching mathematical proof at secondary school: An exploration of pre-service teachers’ situative beliefs. International Journal of Mathematics Education in Science and Technology.

Bostic, J., Lesseig, K., Sherman, M. & Boston, M. (2021). Classroom observation and mathematics education research. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education. 24(1) 5-31.

Monson, D., Krupa, E., Lesseig, K. & Casey, S. (2020). Developing secondary preservice teachers’ ability to respond to student thinking. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education 23(2) 209-232.

Krouss, P. & Lesseig, K. (2020). Effects of a flipped classroom model in an introductory college mathematics course. PRIMUS: problems, resources, and issues in mathematics undergraduate studies 30(5) 617-635.

External Grants

Akmal, T., Lesseig, K., & Hall, W. (2021-2025). Humanizing Mathematics Teacher Education: Attracting and Retaining Math Teachers from Historically Marginalized Groups. NSF: Noyce Track 1

Gurocak, H. B., Lesseig, K., & Zhao, X. (2021-2024) Preparing Next Generation Mechanical Engineers for a Smart World: Integrating Mechatronics and Internet-of-Things (IoT) Technologies. NSF: IUSE

Educational background

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics Education, Oregon State University, Corvallis
  • Master of Arts in Mathematics, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri