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Dr. Yetunde Zannou

Yetunde Zannou

Postdoctoral Research Fellow



Ph.D., Texas A&M University
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Yetunde Zannou earned her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University and works as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the Research in Mathematics Education unit in the Simmons School Department of Education Policy & Leadership. She received her M.S. in Middle Childhood Mathematics Education from Brooklyn College and her B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Mathematics from Howard University. As a mathematics educator in New York City middle and secondary schools, Dr. Zannou developed an interest in the impact of using a variety of writing assignments as formative assessments of student content mastery in algebra and geometry. As a doctoral student, Yetunde studied curriculum and instruction with an emphasis on qualitative research design and methods and urban education. Her doctoral research utilizes qualitative and narrative inquiry methods to understand how alternatively certified secondary level science educators teach, and learn to teach English language learners in Texas inner cities. In her current role at SMU, Dr. Zannou works with the RME team to design qualitative and mixed-methods research models to understand how schools as systems undergo change and improve opportunities for student learning. Her research interests include traditional and non-traditional teacher education models, secondary teachers of mainstreamed English language learners, and formative assessments in the development of mathematics instruction for algebra-readiness.