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Eric Mann

Assistant Professor
Educational Psychology & Research Methodology
Department of Educational Studies

Research


Research interests include interested in finding and developing talent in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), particularly in under represented and under served P-12 students, and creativity in the STEM disciplines.


Education

Ph.D. University of Connecticut, 2005, Educational Psychology
M.A.T. Colorado College, 1996, Elementary Education
M.S. University of Southern California, 1980, Systems Management
B.A. Albion College, 1974, Mathematics


Selected Publications

  • Mann, E. L. (in press). The search for mathematical creativity: Can we identify creative potential in middle school students? Creativity Research Journal.
  • Mann, E. L. (2009). Mathematical creativity. In B. Kerr (Ed.), Encyclopedia of giftedness, creativity, and talent. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Mann, E. L. (2009). Creativity in engineering. In B. Kerr (Ed.), Encyclopedia of giftedness, creativity, and talent. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Mann, E. L. (2008). Parental perceptions of mathematical talent. Social Psychology of Education 11, 43-57.
  • Mann, E. L. (2006). Creativity: the essence of mathematics, Journal for the Education of the Gifted. 30 (2), 236-260.

Experience

2007-present Assistant Professor of Education Studies
College of Education, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
2006-2007 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education with a joint appointment in the Department of Mathematics, College of Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
2005-2006 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
2003-2005 Research Associate-National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented; Adjunct Faculty, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
2002-2003 Seventh Grade Mathematics Teacher, Hall Memorial School, Willington, CT
1998-2002 Eighth Grade Science, Mathematics Teacher and Gifted Education Coordinator, Memorial School, Bow NH
1997-1998 Fifth Grade Classroom Teacher
Atkinson Academy, Atkinson, NH
1996-1997 Fifth Grade Classroom Teacher
Rockrimmon Elementary, Colorado Springs, CO
1975-1996 United States Air Force

Courses

EDPS 542 Curriculum and Program Development in Gifted Education
EDPS 430 Creating and Managing Learning Environments
EDPS 540 Gifted, Creative, and Talented Children
EDPS 534 Introduction To Educational Research II: Measurement Consideration