Brian Evans

Brian Evans

Department Chairperson
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Mathematics NY
41 Park Row


Faculty Bio

Dr. Brian R. Evans is a tenured full professor of mathematics education at Pace University in New York.


EdD, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2005
Mathematics Education

MS, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2001
Mathematics Education

BS, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1999
Mathematics Education

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

Conducts research in mathematics learning, and particularly in relation to non-cognitive and affective variables. Developed Cognitive Reframing Theory in Mathematics (CRT-M), which is a teaching process in which the teacher uses techniques to increase a student’s self-efficacy in mathematics, increase persistence, and reduce mathematics anxiety. Conducts research in teacher quality for alternative teacher certification pathways and traditional pre-service teacher preparation programs. Interested in mathematics history, urban and international mathematics education, mathematical problem solving, culturally responsive pedagogy, and the philosophy and psychology of education. Collaborated on millions of dollars in grant activity. Produced approximately 100 publications across peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, newsletter articles, book chapters, book reviews, and book publications. Presented over 200 conference presentations and professional development workshops. Served as the managing editor for the peer-reviewed Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification (JNAAC), which is the leading research journal for alternative certification research in the United States.

Courses Taught

Past Courses

ED 501: Survey of Mathematics
ED 502: Survey of Geometry
ED 503: Survey of Algebra
ED 629: Assess. & Eval. for Math Tcher
ED 630: Hmn Dvlpmnt in School Context
ED 633: Foundations of Education
ED 637: Mthd:Math Intrdscplnry Tch 1-6
ED 643: Sec Mth: Math Meaningful, 7-12
ED 656: Literacy in the Content Area
EDG 605: General Assessment
EDG 606: Learning Environments
EDG 610: Methods in Inclusive Settings
EDU 296: European Educational Thinkers
EDU 395: Independent Study in Education
EDU 696: European Educational Thinkers
MAT 100: Fundamental Mathematics
MAT 100: Fundamental Mathematics (CAP)
MAT 102: Mathematics for Life
MAT 103: Algebra
MAT 104: Finite Mathematics
MAT 109: Principles of Mathematics I
MAT 109: Principles of Mathematics II
MAT 260: History of Mathematics
MAT 395: Independent Study in Math
MAT 500: Survey of Mathematics
TCH 350: Math Methods: Intgrtd Approach
UNV 101: First-Year Smnr Unvrsty Cmmnty

Publications and Presentations


Building experience and learning with ELLs through STEM-D projects.
Ardito, G., Evans, B. & Kim, S. S. Kim (Eds.), Niagra Falls, New York , USA:Untested Ideas Research Center.


The Pace Path to retentin Success: Student-Faculty Engagement Outside of the Classroom
collica-cox, k., Maxam, s., Shostya, A., Evans, B. & Demestihas, E. (2018). Retention Conference. Pace University,