The Team

Aki Murata

Aki Murata is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at University of Florida. She studies how elementary-school children learn mathematics and how teachers improve classroom practices through lesson study.

Motoko Akiba

Dr. Motoko Akiba is a Professor of Education Policy in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at Florida State University. Her research areas are teacher policy and reform, teacher professional development, and comparative education. Dr. Akiba is serving as associate editor of Educational Researcher from 2012 to 2017.

Judith Fabrega

Judith Fabrega is a PhD student in the Math Education Program at the University of Florida. She has teaching experience in Elementary Schools in the United States and abroad. She is interested in teacher and student learning through lesson study.

Cassie Howard

Cassie is a Ph.D. student in the Education Leadership and Policy Studies at Florida State University. She is interested in ways to support the continuous professional learning of teachers as they respond to the complex demands of 21st century classrooms.

Bryan Wilkinson

Bryan Wilkinson is a PhD candidate in the Education Leadership and Policy Studies at Florida State University. He has 20 years high-school teaching experience. His research interests include teacher professional development and school leadership.