Ohio Center for Equity in Mathematics and Science (OCEMS)
Welcome to the OHIO Center for Equity in Mathematics and Science website. OCEMS is committed to strengthening collaboration, coordination, and communication among Patton College of Education faculty, OU faculty in other colleges, PreK-16 educators and administrators in the SouthEast Ohio region and beyond, and other important stakeholders. This work supports the Patton College of Education and Ohio University missions.
Dr. Koestler, the Director, brings expertise and focus on issues of diversity, equity, and justice in teaching and teacher education, in early childhood education, elementary education, teacher education, and mathematics education. Dr. Koestler is a former K-8 public school teacher and has taught in culturally, linguistically, economically diverse schools located in rural, suburban, and urban communities. Dr. Koestler had been both a classroom teacher (grades 2, 4, 5, and 8) and has also worked as a mathematics coach. For the past decade Dr. Koestler has been a university-based teacher educator at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Arizona, and now at Ohio University as Director of OCEMS, the OHIO Center for Equity in Mathematics and Science.
Dr. Koestler is actively involved with mathematics education and teacher education organizations, such as the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE), the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Although new to Ohio, Dr. Koestler continues to become involved in regional and state-level work. Dr. Koestler is a Board Member of the Ohio Mathematics Education Leadership Council (OMELC), is the Faculty Advisor for the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM), is the Southeastern District Director for the Ohio University Council of Teacher of Mathematics.
For more information about collaborating on possible projects, funding opportunities, and/or hiring Mathematics and Science Education faculty for professional development workshops, please contact:
OHIO Center for Equity in Mathematics and Science
Dr. Courtney Koestler
S231 Lindley Hall
Athens, OH 45701