Eric L. Mann, Ph.D.

Eric Mann is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. His teaching focuses on the development of the mathematical knowledge preservice elementary and middle school teachers need to be successful in their future classrooms. After completing an Air Force career in space operations, he taught elementary and middle school math and science for seven years and served as a middle school gifted education coordinator. Before he arrived at Hope College, he served as a faculty member of both the Gifted Education Resource Institute and the Institute for P–12 Engineering Research and Learning at Purdue University. He earned his Ph.D. in educational psychology with an emphasis on gifted education, creativity, and the teaching of mathematics at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Mann’s interests center on creativity and talent development within science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM) disciplines with an emphasis on STEM literacy and engagement. He is interested in nontraditional identification and alternative programming for students who may have talent in the STEM disciplines but often go unrecognized with an emphasis on moving these students towards creative/innovative thought within the context of these disciplines.

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