- Research Assistant Professor
Ridley Hall 236
PO Box 800784
405 Emmet Street S
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Traci Kutaka's research centers on early childhood care and education, with a special interest in mathematics teaching and learning. Through collaborative partnerships, Kutaka studies how to help prospective and in-service teachers of young children cultivate professional knowledge and habits of mind that support ambitious instructional practices.
The other arm of her research focuses on the development of children’s problem-solving strategies across multiple mathematical topic areas. Correspondingly, Kutaka is interested in creating ways to make children’s problem-solving strategies visible, as well as amenable to description and measurement.
Ph.D., University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2013
M.A., University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2011
B.A., Pitzer College, 2006