Barbara Allen-Lyall, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Childhood Education
Room: 17 (Benziger Lower Hall)
Virtual: Sunday: 6:00 – 8:00 pm; Wednesday: 7:00 - 8:00 pm; All other times by appointment
1 (914) 323-3149
Barbara Allen-Lyall is an assistant professor in the School of Education. She was a mathematics teacher at the elementary and middle school levels and a professional development provider for many years before coming to Manhattanville College to take the childhood mathematics position. Dr. Allen-Lyall earned her Ph.D. from Lesley University, where as an adjunct professor she taught several different mathematics education courses as well as a course on learning and the brain. Before her current appointment, she taught at Manhattanville for a number of years, most notably teaching her favorite Childhood Mathematics Methods course. Dr. Allen-Lyall’s interdisciplinary research interests include mathematics cognition, childhood geometry learning, spatial ability, and the brain and learning. She speaks nationally on the topics of mathematics and the brain, and has dedicated her professional life to the ongoing process of assisting teachers, preservice teachers, and children to become mathematically secure. Mathematical confidence makes a world of difference.