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Dennis DeBay, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dennis DeBay Faculty Profile ImageDr. DeBay joined the Curriculum and Instruction faculty in 2013 as an assistant professor in mathematics education. He holds a B.Sc. (Combined Honors) in Mathematics and Music from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and M. Ed. in Mathematics Education from Boston College. Dr. DeBay taught mathematics and computer science at the high school level in the greater Boston area for 5 years prior to earning his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Mathematics Education at Boston College.

His current research interests include the development of technological learning environments as a mediating factor between the teaching and learning of mathematics in formal and informal learning settings, as well as the use of geospatial technologies to explore student understanding of real-world data. Other research interest includes teaching urban high school students to use STEM related skills to explore social justice issues such as sustainability and urban planning in their own communities.