Center for Mathematics and Science Education Research



The Center for Mathematics and Science Education Research (CMSER) coordinates research, teacher education, curriculum development and implementation, and dissemination efforts in mathematics and science education, and fosters rich partnerships with educational institutions and organizations throughout the Milwaukee metropolitan area.

About the Center


The Center for Mathematics and Science Education Research (CMSER), founded in 1985, works to advance the Milwaukee Idea and the urban mission of University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee by:

• Coordinating research, teacher education, curriculum development and implementation, and dissemination efforts in mathematics and science education.

• Fostering rich partnerships with educational institutions and organizations throughout the Milwaukee metropolitan area.

• Focusing attention on the issues of teaching and learning mathematics and science from preschool through college.

CMSER Partnerships


Many different partnerships have added to the value of the work of the Center for Mathematics and Science Education Research. Some of those partnerships include:

Mequon-Thiensville School District

School District of Cudahy

School District of Greenfield

School District of South Milwaukee

Milwaukee Public Schools

Wauwatosa School District

West Allis West Milwaukee School District

Contact Us


Center Directors

Dr. DeAnn Huinker, Director, Department of Curriculum and Instruction (huinker@uwm.edu)

Dr. Kevin McLeod, Assistant Director, Department of Mathematics (kevinm@uwm.edu)


Faculty and Staff Associates

Dr. Craig Berg, Department of Curriculum and Instruction (caberg@uwm.edu)

Ms. Melissa Hedges, Department of Curriculum and Instruction (mhedges@uwm.edu)

Dr. Curtis Jones, Consulting Office for Research and Evaluation (jones554@uwm.edu)

Dr. Henry Kepner, Department of Curriculum and Instruction (kepner@uwm.edu)

Ms. Connie Laughlin, Department of Curriculum and Instruction (laughli2@uwm.edu)

Dr. Tracy John Posnanski, Department of Curriculum and Instruction (tjp@uwm.edu)

Dr. Michael Steele, Department of Curriculum and Instruction (steelem@uwm.edu)


Center Staff

Pam Buhr, Associate Administrative Program Specialist (pbuhr@uwm.edu)

Peggy Kuhnz, Associate Administrative Program Specialist (kuhnzpa@uwm.edu)

Melissa Mohan, Research Specialist (mohanm@uwm.edu)

Meghan Steinmeyer, Research Program Manager (meghanba@uwm.edu)