Linda Griffin has been a mathematics educator serving K-12 students, teachers, and the broader education community for over 25 years. Her career began as a classroom teacher at the middle and high school level in Tucson, Arizona. Following her classroom experience, she worked at the University of Arizona on a series of mathematics education projects funded by the National Science Foundation. Linda also served as the director of the Mathematics Education Unit at Education Northwest, in Portland, Oregon.
Here at Lewis & Clark, Linda brings a strong equity focus to her work in preservice elementary mathematics and clinical practices. Her recent research includes work in culturally responsive supervision and dialogic teaching in mathematics.
Her dissertation research examined the effect of a middle school instructional enrichment program on the attitudes of female students towards mathematics and technology. She has experience designing and implementing extracurricular activities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for Native American and Mexican-American girls. She has also worked with parents to increase their involvement in mathematics. Linda has provided professional development for mathematics teachers with a focus on the needs of English language learners.
As a faculty member at Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School, Linda is dedicated to improving mathematics education by providing rich and challenging instructional experiences for pre-service elementary teachers.