BA, MA, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. Nicole Louie is interested in how people define intelligence and who is allowed to be seen as “smart,” with particular emphasis on teachers of mathematics. Her research explores how teachers learn to challenge narrow, exclusionary views of intelligence and to support students to relate to one another as intellectual equals. Drawing on social theories of learning, she examines teachers’ interactions with one another and with students, as they are shaped by cultural and political discourses and ideologies.