Faculty profile

Jean Hallagan



114 Wilber Hall

Office hours

Monday, Wednesday 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm, Sheldon 333

Monday, Wednesday 6:20 until all questions are answered, Sheldon 328 or 333

Jean Hallagan head shot


Mathematics Education: Teacher’s models of algebraic instruction. Qualitative field-based research on teacher development.

Windstram, S. (PI) & Hallagan, J. (co-PI) (2013) NSF Noyce “Full Stem” Grant for $1,199,996


  • Hallagan, J. E. (2013). Preservice Mathematics Teachers’ Solutions to Problems: Conversions within the Metric System. Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 11(7), 15-20.
  • Hallagan, J. E., Rule, A. C., & Mitchell, S. B. (2011). Reading and Interpreting Scientific Graphs- An Essential Skill for the 21st Century. Impact on Instructional Improvement, 36(1), 51-58.
  • Hallagan, J. E., & Parkhurst, D. (2010). Aryabhata's Method for Finding Sine. New York State Mathematics Teachers Journal, 60(3), 116-121. [referred research into practice journal]


  • Thibado, N., Hallagan, J.E., Garii, B., Mandel, R., and Windstam, S. (2014). Building a successful cross-disciplinary Noyce program involving STEM and education faculty. Northeastern Noyce conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 20-21.
  • Hallagan, J.E., Thibado, N., Garii, B., Mandel, R., and Windstam, S. (2014). Significance of cross-disciplinary involvement for launching the Noyce program at SUNY Oswego. National Noyce conference, Washington DC, June 18-20.
  • Hallagan, J. E., & Mitchell, S.B. (2013). Conversions Within The Metric System: A Meaningful Approach Session accepted at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education of North America (PME-NA), Chicago, IL [Refereed international research conference]

Awards and honors

"Preservice Mathematics Teachers’ Solutions to Problems: Conversions within the Metric System” is among the best 10% of the papers presented at the past 2012 conference. Consequently, it was selected to be included in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics.


Certificate of Advanced Studies, Syracuse University, 2004
Educational Leadership, Educational Administration NYS School District Administrator certification

Ph.D., Major: Curriculum & Instruction; Minor: Mathematics Education, Syracuse University, 2003
Dissertation: Teachers’ Models of Student Responses to Middle School Algebraic Tasks

MS, Mathematics Education, Syracuse University, 1985
NYS Teaching Certification in secondary mathematics, grades 7-12

BA, Economics/English, Mount Holyoke College, S. Hadley, MA, 1982