Thomasenia Lott Adams
Thomasenia Lott Adams, PhD, is associate dean for research and faculty development in the College of Education at the University of Florida. She is also a professor of mathematics education in the School of Teaching & Learning. She has taught undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation courses and has served as a mathematics coach at the elementary, middle and secondary levels.
Dr Adams was editor for the Mathematical Roots Department in Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School and coeditor for the Investigations Department of Teaching Children Mathematics. She has served as a board member for the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators and School Science and Mathematics Association. She is a past president of the Florida Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators and a recipient of the Mary L. Collins Teacher Educator of the Year Award from the Florida Association of Teacher Educators.
Dr Adams is an accomplished researcher, presenter and author of professional development books, K–6 textbooks, peer-reviewed journal articles and mathematics professional development programs. She has been a team leader or member of mathematics-focused programs for students and teachers in the Lastinger Center for Learning at the University of Florida.
She received a bachelor of science in mathematics from South Carolina State College and a master of education and doctorate of philosophy in instruction and curriculum with emphasis in mathematics education from the University of Florida.