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Hwa Young Lee

Assistant Professor
Office: MCS 459
Phone: 512.245.6072


Research Interest
Mathematics education—Students’ mathematical thinking; students’ constructions and use of coordinate systems; students’ spatial, algebraic, quantitative and covariational reasoning; pre-service secondary mathematics teacher education


Dr. Hwa Young Lee received her Ph.D. in mathematics education and M.A. in mathematics from the University of Georgia in 2017. Prior to receiving her Ph.D., she obtained a B.S. and M.Ed. in mathematics education and taught math in Seoul, Korea for 7.5 years for grades 7–12. Currently, Dr. Lee is an Assistant Professor in the department of mathematics at Texas State University. Her main research interest is in building conceptual models of how students think mathematically—specifically, students’ construction and use of coordinate systems involved in their spatial and quantitative reasoning—and in learning how teachers can facilitate and support their students’ mathematical thinking.