Dean McMahill, on behalf of the School of Education, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tonia J. Land as Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Technology. Dr. Land is a former elementary mathematics, science, and technology teacher. Recently, Dr. Land completed her doctorate degree in mathematics education at Iowa State University where she worked on a five-year National Science Foundation grant and taught elementary mathematics methods courses. Her current research interests include preparing pre-service elementary school teachers to teach mathematics with a focus on their use of Standards-based curriculum materials and teachersâ€™ responses to childrenâ€™s mathematical thinking through problem posing.