Yetunde Zannou

Program Manager

Yetende Zannou

Center on Research and Evaluation


Ph.D., Texas A&M University


Expressway Tower
6116 N. Central Expressway, Suite 400
Dallas 75206
Box 511



Dr. Yetunde Zannou is an Evaluation Project Manager with the SMU’s Center on Research and Evaluation. In her role, Yetunde conducts program evaluations for alternative and supplemental education programs that promote equitable learning opportunities for students in underserved communities across the greater Dallas metroplex. Yetunde specializes in conducting formative evaluations, understanding the relationship between educational contexts, delivery systems, and program success. She develops instruments to collect formative evaluation data and skillfully analyzes data gathered from classroom observations, interviews, and focus groups. In addition, she uses qualitative methods to understand organization theories of change in order to provide clients with technical assistance needed to align program activities, outcomes, and goals over time.

Prior to joining CORE, Yetunde was a postdoctoral fellow in mathematics education at SMU. She also has experience as a clinical adjunct professor in secondary education and as an adjunct professor in mathematics education and mathematics. She received her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University and her M.Ed. from Brooklyn College. She earned her undergraduate degree in Sociology with a Math minor from Howard University.

Publications and Presentations

Wilson, J., Esmonde, I., Hensberry, K., Perry, A. D., Zannou, Y., et al. (2015). Centering voices of marginalized researchers in mathematics education [Discussion Session]. Annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Zannou, Y., Ketterlin-Geller, L. R., & Shivraj, P. (2014). Best practices in mathematics instruction and assessment in secondary settings. In P. L. Harrison & A. Thomas (Eds.), Best practices in school psychology: Data-based and collaborative decision making (pp. 233-246). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Zannou, Y. (2014). 3rd Annual RME Research-to-Practice Conference: "Transitioning to the New TEKS: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in 2014" [White paper]. Dallas, TX: Southern Methodist University, Research in Mathematics Education.

Zannou, Y., Ketterlin-Geller, L. R. (2014). 1st Annual RME Research-to-Practice Conference: "Mapping the future of mathematics success" [White paper]. Dallas, TX: Southern Methodist University, Research in Mathematics Education.

Zannou, Y. (2014, March). A Narrative Analysis of Teacher Attributions of English Language Learners’ Successes and Failures in Mainstream Secondary Classrooms. Paper presented at the 58th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Zannou, Y. (2014, January). Authentic Assessment: Using Writing to Uncover What Your Students Are Really Learning in Your Math Classroom. The 6th Annual Region 4 Cornerstones for Success Conference, Houston, TX.

Basaraba, D., Zannou, Y., Woods, D., Yovanoff, P., & Ketterlin-Geller, L. (2013, September). Exploring the utility of student think-alouds for providing insights into students' metacognitive and problem-solving processes during assessment development. Paper presented at the Fall 2013 Conference of the Society of Research on Educational Effectiveness, Washington, DC.