Michelle Stephan

Michelle Stephan
Associate Professor


Dr. Michelle Stephan is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education. She has a joint appointment in the Department of Middle/Secondary Mathematics and the Mathematics Department at UNC Charlotte. She taught middle school mathematics in Florida for seven years before joining the College of Education. She teaches middle and secondary mathematics methods classes and provides extensive professional development to teachers in Cabarrus and Kannapolis County. Her research interests include design research methodology, mathematics for the 21st century, lesson imaging for inquiry STEM, and supporting students with special needs in mathematics.

Curriculum Vitae


Ed.D. - Vanderbilt University, 1998, Mathematics Education
M.S. - Mississippi State University, 1994, Mathematics
B.Sc. - Vanderbilt University, 1992, Mathematics

Area(s) of Interest and Research

design research
instructional design 
students with special needs
advocacy and community engagement