Master of Science, Mathematics, 1992
University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, 1987
Davidson College,
Davidson, North Carolina
North Carolina Teacher Certification, 1987
Assistant Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and
State University, 1998-2003
Mathematics
Education, Department of Teaching and Learning.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois,
1997-1998
Committee
on Institutional Cooperation
Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois, 1996-1997,
1994-1995
Taught
mathematics methods courses for pre-service elementary school
teachers (K-8).
Visiting Lecturer, University of Illinois, 1995-1996
Taught
mathematics methods courses for pre-service elementary (K-8) and
early childhood (preK-3) teachers.
Research Assistant, University of Illinois, 1994-1995.
Joint
project with The College Board and ETS (Princeton, NJ), and the
University of Illinois.
.
Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois, Summer, 1994.
Problem
Solving Workshop for in-service elementary school teachers
(K-8).
Mathematics Teacher (Grades 9-12), 1989-1990
Ragsdale
High School, Greensboro, N. C.
Mathematics Teacher (Grades 9-12), 1987-1989
Carver
High School, Winston-Salem, N. C.
Lovin,
L. H., Norton, A., Wilkins, J. L. M., Stevens,
A., Siegfried, J. (2013). Fraction Schemes and Operations: An Extension to
Prospective PreK-8 Teachers. Sponsored by 4-VA (1
year, $4,988).
Patty, C. W., & Wilkins, J. L. M. (2000). Systemic Reform of Mathematics K-5 for Virginia. National Science Foundation (5 years, $2,800,000).
Wilkins, J. L. M. (2000). Enhancing preservice teachers' understanding of probability and data analysis. Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Mini-Grant, Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University ($380).
Doolittle, P. E., Wilkins, J. L. M., Hicks, D., Hess, E., & Brown, L. (2000). Development of cross-curricular teaching strategies: An Internet resource project. Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching: Teaching-Learning Grant. Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University ($3,590).
Wilkins, J. L. M. & Graham, G. (2000). The relationship between academic achievement and allocated time for art, music, and physical education. Department of Teaching and Learning Research Grant, Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University ($1,766).
Wilkins, J. L. M. (Spring, 1999). American Educational Research Association Grant to attend the Advanced Institute on HLM for Education Policy Research, Montreal, CA.
Wilkins, J. L. M., (Fall, 1998). U. S. Department of Education (NCES) Grant to attend Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) Training Seminar, Rockville, Maryland.
Wilkins, J. L. M. & Travers, K. J. (1997). The
statistical literacy project. International Center for the
Advancement of Scientific Literacy: The Chicago Academy of
Sciences ($30,000).
PUBLICATIONS
Journal Articles
Stevens, A. L., Wilkins, J.
L. M., Lovin,
L. A. H.,
Siegfried, J.,
Norton, A.,
& Busi, R.
(in press).
Promoting
sophisticated
fraction
constructs
through
instructional
changes in a
mathematics
course for
preK-8
prospective
teachers. Journal
of Mathematics
Teacher
Education.
Bowen, B., Wilkins, J. L.
M., &
Ernst, J.
(2019). How
calculus
eligibility
and at-risk
status related
to graduation
rate in
engineering
degree
programs.
Journal of
STEM
Education, 19(5),
26-31.
Uribe-Flórez, L. J., & Wilkins, J. L. M. (2017). Manipulative use and elementary school students' mathematics learning. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 15(8), 1541-1557.
Wilkins, J. L. M. & Brand, B. R. (2004). Change in preservice teachers’ beliefs: An evaluation of a mathematics methods course. School Science and Mathematics, 104(5), 226-232.
Baroody, A. J. & Wilkins, J. L. M. (2004). Inverting a triangular array: Involving students in mathematical inquiry. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School., 9(6), 306-313.
Wilkins, J. L. M. & Reese, G. C. (2003). The persuasiveness of computer-based simulations on students' probabilistic misconceptions. Focus on Learning Problems in Mathematics, 25(3), 18-46.
Wilkins, J. L. M. & Ma, X. (2003). Modeling change in student attitude toward and beliefs about mathematics. Journal of Educational Research, 97(1), 52-63.
Wilkins, J. L. M., Graham, G., Parker, S., Westfall, S., Fraser, R. G., Tembo, M. (2003). Time in the arts and physical education and school achievement. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 35(6), 721-734. Also read a review of this article.
Wilkins, J. L. M. & Ma, X. (2002). Predicting
student
growth
in
mathematical content knowledge. Journal of Educational
Research, 95(5), 288-298.
Lovin, L. H. & Wilkins, J. L. M. (2002). How high-stakes testing can inhibit computational fluency. Virginia Mathematics Teacher, 29(1), 24-26.
Graham, G., Wilkins, J. L. M., Westfall, S., Parker, S., Fraser, R., Tembo, M. (2002). Art, music, and physical education in elementary schools and high stakes testing. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 73(8), 51-54.
Wilkins, J. L. M., & Hicks, D. (2001). A s(t)imulating study of map projections: An exploration integrating mathematics and social studies. Mathematics Teacher, 94(8), 660-671.
Wilkins, J. L. M., Baroody, A. J., & Tiilikainen, S. (2001). Kindergartners' understanding of additive commutativity within the context of word problems. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 79, 23-36.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (2000). Preparing for the 21st century: The status of quantitative literacy in the United States. School Science and Mathematics, 100(8), 405-418.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (2000). Why divide by n-1? Illinois Mathematics Teacher, 51(1), 13-18.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (2000). Why is the year 2000 a leap year? Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 5(6), 360-362.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (1999). Demographic opportunities and school achievement. Journal of Research in Education, 9(1), 12-19.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (1999). The cereal box problem revisited. School Science and Mathematics, 99(3), 117-123.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (1999). Predicting school-level success on the mathematics Standards of Learning tests. Virginia Mathematics Teacher, 26(1), 16-19.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (1999). An
investigative
approach
to
teaching mathematics: Excitement and concerns of K-8
preservice teachers. The Journal of Mathematics and
Science: Collaborative Explorations, 2(2), 105-109.
Book Chapters
Sloane, F. C., & Wilkins, J. L. M. (2017). Aligning statistical modeling with theories of learning in mathematics education research. In J. Cai (Ed.), Compendium for Research in Mathematics Education (pp. 183-207). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
MacDonald, B. L., & Wilkins, J. L. M. (2017). Seven types of subitizing activity characterizing young children's mental activity. In S. Marx (Ed.), Qualitative research in STEM, (pp. 256-286). New York, NY: Routledge.
Jones, B. D., Uribe-Flórez, L. J., & Wilkins, J. L. M. (2011). Motivating mathematics students with manipulatives: Using self-determination theory to intrinsically motivate students. In D. J. Brahier (Ed.), 2011 NCTM Yearbook: Motivation and Disposition: Pathways to Learning Mathematics. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Wilkins, J. L. M., & Hicks, D. (2004). A s(t)imulating
study of map projections: An exploration integrating mathematics
and social studies. In K. W. Girard & M. P. Aukshun
(Eds.), Using activities from the "Mathematics Teacher" to
support principles and standards, (pp. 211-222). Reston ,
VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Reprinted from
Wilkins & Hicks (2001).
Baroody, A. J, Wilkins, J. L. M., & Tiilikainen, S. (2003). The development of children's understanding of additive commutativity: From protoquantitive concept to general concept? In A. J. Baroody and A. Dowker (Eds.), The development of arithmetic concepts and skills: Constructing adaptive expertise (pp. 127-160). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Wilkins, J. L. M., Zembylas, M., &
Travers, K. J. (2002). Investigating
correlates
of
mathematics
and science literacy in the final year of secondary school.
In D. F. Robataille & A. E. Beaton, (Eds.), Secondary
Analysis of the TIMSS Results: A Synthesis of Current Research (pp.
291-316). Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Baroody, A. J., & Wilkins, J. L.
M. (1999). The
development
of
informal
counting, number, and arithmetic skills and concepts. In J.
V. Copley (Ed.), Mathematics in the Early Years (pp. 48-65).
Reston, VA: national Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Books
Lloyd, G. M.,
Wilson, M., Wilkins, J. L. M., & Behm, S. L. (Eds.).
(2005). Proceedings
of
the
27th
annual
meeting of the North American Chapter of the International
Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education [CD-ROM]. Eugene,
OR: All Academic.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (1996). Probability and statistics:
Solutions to selected exercises using Resampling Stats_{TM}.
Champaign, Illinois: Stipes Publishing L. L. C.
Wilkins, J. L. M., & Girves, J. E. (1998). Degrees
earned by CIC women in science, engineering, and
mathematics: Baseline data 1966-1995.
Champaign, IL: Committee on Institutional Cooperation.
Book Reviews
Wilkins, J. L. M., Norton, A., & Ulrich, C. (2017). Activating a fourth level of units coordination. In Galindo, E., & Newton, J. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 39th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, (pp. 271-274). IN: Hoosier Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (2002). The impact of teachers' content knowledge and attitudes on instructional beliefs and practices. In D. S. Mewborn et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 3, (pp. 1579-1587).
Wilkins, J. L. M. (1999). Students' perceptions of instruction and its relationship to the development of quantitative literacy. In F. Hitt & M. Santos (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty-first Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 1, (pp. 327-334).
Ulrich, C., & Wilkins, J. L. M. (2016, November). Written assessment of units coordination in whole number continuous contexts. Poster presented at the 38^{th} annual meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Tucson, AZ.
Ulrich, C., & Wilkins, J. L. M. (2016, April). Using student written work to investigate stages in sixth-grade students' ways of operating with numbers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
Zwanch, K., & Wilkins, J. L. M. (2015, November). Exploring
upper elementary students' use of the
representativeness heuristic. Brief report
presented at the 37^{th} annual meeting of the
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics
Education, East Lansing, MI.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (2005, April). Standards-based mathematics curricula and the promotion of quantitative literacy. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Quebec, CA.
Wilkins, J. L. M., & Brand, B. R. (2005, April). Promoting teacher self-efficacy in elementary mathematics and science methods courses. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Quebec, CA.Brand, B. R., & Wilkins, J. L. M. (2005, April). Using self-efficacy as a construct for evaluating elementary science and mathematics methods courses. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Dallas, TX.
Wilkins, J. L. M., Wilkins, M. M., & Oliver, T. (2005, March). A jumpstart for differentiating mathematics for gifted elementary students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Willamsburg, VA.
Behm, S. L., & Wilkins, J. L. M. (2004, October). Quantitative literacy: The creation of a framework to analyze instructional materials for the promotion of a literate society. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Toronto, Ontario, CA.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (2004, October). Probability and statistics for primary students. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Blue Ridge Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Roanoke, VA.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (2004, September). Quantitative literacy. Thinking about mathematics for all. Keynote address presented at the annual meeting of the Southwest Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Arlingdon, VA.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (2004, April). Modeling children's early developmental patterns in mathematics. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teacher of Mathematics Research Presession, Philadelphia, PA.
Ma, X., & Wilkins, J. L. M. (2004, April). Mathematics coursework regulates growth in mathematics achievement. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (2003, April). Validating a model of quantitative literacy. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (2003, April). The relationship between mathematics and science self-concept and related achievement: An international investigation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (2003, November). Hands-on fractions. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Virginia Valley Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Bridgewater, VA.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (2003, March). Recognizing misrepresentations of data. Paper presented at the annual meeting the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Richmond, VA.
Nichols, W. D., Wilkins, J. L. M., O'Connor, R., & Rupley, W. H. (October, 2003). Examining elementary and middle- school teachers' beliefs and instructional practices. Paper presented at the annual meeting the College Reading Association, Corpus Christi, TX.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (2003, October). Hands-on fractions. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Blue Ridge Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Salem, VA.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (2002, October). The impact of teachers' content knowledge and attitudes on instructional beliefs and practices. Paper to be presented at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Athens, GA.
Susuwele-Banda, W. J., & Wilkins, J. L. M. (2002, October). Mathematics curriculum reform and the rooted culture of teaching and learning: The case of Malawi. Poster to be presented at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Athens, GA.
Wilkins, J. L. M., Nichols, W. D., & O'Connor, R. (December, 2002). Examining middle- school teachers' beliefs and self reports of instructional practices. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Miami, FL.
Wilkins, J. L. M., & Ma, X. (2002, April). Predicting change in students' attitude toward and beliefs about mathematics. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
Wilkins, J. L. M., Graham, G., Parker, S., Westfall, S., Fraser, R. G., Tembo, M. (2002. April). School success on high-stakes tests and time allocated to art, music and physical education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (2002, March). Everyday investigations in probability and statistics. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Manassas, VA.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (2001, October). Hands-on fractions. Paper presented at the fall conference of the Blue Ridge Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Roanoke, VA.
Wilkins, J. L. M. & Ma, X. (2001, April). Predicting student growth in mathematical content knowledge. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, WA.
Soares, D., & Wilkins, J. L. M. (2001, April). Predicting college aspirations for African-American high-school students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, WA.
Wilkins, J. L. M., & Hicks, D. (2001, March). Investigating map projections using Monte Carlo simulations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Harrisonburg, VA.
Doolittle, P. E., Hess, E., Hicks, D., Brown, L., Wilkins, J. L. M., & Triplett, C. F. (2000, November). Effective teaching strategies for higher education. Paper presented at the Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Miami, OH
Wilkins, J. L. M. (2000, October). Attribute blocks: More than just shapes. Paper presented at the fall conference of the Blue Ridge Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Roanoke, VA.
Doolittle, P. E., Brown, L., Hess, E., Hicks, D., Wilkins, J. L. M., & Triplett, C. F. (2000, October). Pedagogy: 15 strategies and a web page. Paper presented at the Lilly Conference on College Teaching - NE, Boston, MA.
Wilkins, J. L. M., & Baroody, A. J. (2000, October). An additional explanation for production deficiencies. Paper presented at the Twenty-second Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Tuscon, AZ.
Hicks, D., & Wilkins, J. L. M. (2000, June). Investigating representations of our world: Playing with map projections in a collaborative social studies and math classroom. Paper presented at the National Council for the Social Studies International Conference Forum 2000: Building Democratic Villages, Calgary, Canada.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (2000, April). Characteristics of demographic opportunity structures and their relationship to school-level achievement: The case of Virginia's Standards of Learning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
Ma, X., & Wilkins, J. L. M. (2000, April). The dynamics of science achievement in middle and high school: Individual differences and school effects. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (2000, March). How much did you say Inspector Gadget costs? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Norfolk, VA.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (1999, October). Students' perceptions of instruction and its relationship to the development of quantitative literacy. Paper presented at the Twenty-first Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Cuernavaca, Mexico.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (1999, October). Quantitative literacy for the 21st century. Paper presented at the Research Tomorrow Project Conference. Roanoke, VA.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (1999, September). Quantitative literacy: The emerging literacy of the 21st century. Paper presented at the joint meeting of School Science and Mathematics Association and the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Greensboro, N. C.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (Organizer; 1999, April), Understanding quantitative literacy. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada, with Fey, J., McKnight, C., Travers, K, Miller, J. & Garden, R.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (1999, April). A comparison of growth of quantitative literacy between middle-school and high-school students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (1999, March). Frogs and peanut butter: Statistical investigations for the K-8 classroom. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Roanoke, VA.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (1999, March). An investigative approach to teaching mathematics: Excitement and concerns of K-8 pre-service teachers. Paper presented at the conference on Preparing Virginia's K-8 Teacher in Math and Science, Charlottesville, VA.
Wilkins, J. L. M., & Reese, G. C. (1998, October). The pedagogical persuasiveness of simulation in situations of uncertainty. Paper presented at the Twentieth Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Raleigh, NC.
Wilkins, J. L. M., Girves, J. (1998, April). Women in science, engineering, and mathematics: How does the "BIG 10 Plus" stack up? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
Wilkins, J. L. M., & Harnisch, D. L. (1997, March). Item response patterns and classroom indicators of opportunity-to-learn. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.
Wilkins, J. L. M., Baroody, A. J., Tiilikainen, S. (1997, October). Kindergartner’s understanding of commutativity within the context of word problems. Paper presented at the Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Normal, IL.
Baroody, A. J., Tiilikainen, S., Wilkins, J. L. M. (1997, October). The development of children's understanding of additive commutativity. Paper presented at the Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Normal, IL.
Tiilikainen, S., Baroody, A. J., Wilkins, J. L. M. (1997, October). The effects of problem size on children's understanding of additive commutativity. Paper presented at the Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Normal, IL.
Travers, K. J., Hendrix, T., Wilkins, J. L. M., & Reese, G. C. (1997, April). Technology and teamwork: A model for pre-service teaching. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Minneapolis, MN.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (1997, October). The effects of problem type on kindergartners’ understanding of additive commutativity. Presentation to the Monthly Symposium of the Office for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (1996). Understanding opportunity-to-learn in the mathematics classroom. Presentation to the student chapter of the Mathematical Association of America at Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky.
Harnisch, D. L., Wilkins, J., Burton, N., Singley, K., Tatsuoka, K. K., Everson, H., Braun, H., Hambleton, R. (1996, April). Perspectives on reporting proficiency scaling results to students and teachers. Invited symposium presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, New York, NY.
Harnisch, D. L., Tatsuoka, K. K., & Wilkins, J. L. M. (1995, November). Reporting math proficiencies based on new SAT-M. Paper presented at Evaluation ’95, Evaluation for a New Century: A Global Perspective. The annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Wilkins, J. L. M., & Sloane, F. C. (1995, April). Modeling correlates of gender differences in beliefs and attitudes about mathematics. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
Harnisch, D. L., Campion, J., & Wilkins, J. L. M. (1994, October). Proficiency scaling of new SAT tests. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Springfield, IL.
Wilkins, J. L., Jr. (1985, October). Jeff Sebens: North Carolina builder of hammered dulcimers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Folklore Society, Cincinnati, OH.
Wilkins, J. L. M., Girves, J. E. (1998, May). An evaluation of the CIC women in science and engineering (WISE) best practices workshop: Undergraduate research and living-learning programs (WISE-ER-02-1998). Champaign, IL: Committee on Institutional Cooperation.
Wilkins, J. L. M., Travers, K. J., Girves, J. E. (1998, April). An evaluation of the CIC women in science and engineering (WISE) best practices workshop: The classroom (WISE-ER-01-1998). Champaign, IL: Committee on Institutional Cooperation.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (1997). Modeling correlates of problem-solving skills: The effects of opportunity-to-learn on the attainment of higher-order thinking skills in mathematics. (Doctoral Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997). Dissertation Abstracts International.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (1997, May). Degrees earned by women in science, engineering, and mathematics from member institutions of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) initiative: Baseline data for 1992-1994 and trend data from 1966-1994. Report for the WISE Best Practices Workshop, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
Wilkins, J. L. M. (1994). Additive versus interactive
models of learning: A different look at Gamoran’s Study
(1991). Unpublished manuscript.