Carrie Leigh La Voy, Ph.D.

Multi-Term Lecturer
Primary office:
785-864-7024
339 Joseph R. Pearson Hall

Mathematics Education:

Carrie La Voy, lecturer, joined the KU School of Education faculty full-time in the fall of 2010. Previously she worked as an adjunct faculty member at The University of Kansas, Johnson County Community College, Ottawa University, and Haskell Indian Nations University, where she taught mathematics courses and education courses. La Voy earned her Ph.D., MSE, and BSE from The University of Kansas.

Research

Her research interests include methods of differentiating assessment and instruction, investigating why students (at all levels) struggle with mathematics, and improved methods of training pre-service teachers in mathematics education. La Voy currently serves on the professional advisory board at Horizon Academy, a private, fully accredited school specializing in serving children with learning disabilities. Recently, she spoke about multi-sensory approaches to teaching mathematics to young children, at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics regional conference.

Specializations

Middle and Secondary Mathematics Education

An update on C&T faculty-conducted research: Last May, Dr. Barbara Bradley was awarded a $135,000 grant from the National Endowment for Financial Education to study young children's development of financial and college-bound identities. The project is collaborative with researchers from the School of Social Welfare, the Departments of Sociology and Linguistics, & the School of Education. Her study is part of a larger project providing savings accounts and financial education to kindergartners in the LPS and following the children and their family members for several years to look at outcomes related to financial and college-bound identity formation in 2 experimental groups and one control group.
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Why KU
  • Associate professor Diane Nielsen involved in $120 million project to overhaul how reading is taught to children by 2015
  • School of Education is 10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • 3.35: average GPA of students admitted to teacher education program
  • All teacher education programs accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • All teacher education programs accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education
  • Alumni have been named Kansas Teacher of the Year
  • Alumni have received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and the Horizon Award