**Janessa Beach** is
a Mathematics Ph.D. candidate at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her
research interests include developing prospective secondary mathematics
teachers� and mathematics teacher educators� mathematical knowledge for
teaching. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in academia.

**James A. Mendoza
�lvarez** is a Professor of Mathematics and a Distinguished Teaching
Professor at The University of Texas at Arlington where he also serves as the
graduate director of the Master of Arts in Mathematics program for practicing
secondary mathematics teachers. His primary research interests are in
mathematical problem solving and the development of mathematical knowledge for
teaching for both prospective and practicing mathematics teachers. He is also
active in providing professional development for mathematics faculty associated
with implementing Emerging Scholars Programs and using active learning
strategies in the classroom.

**Theresa Jorgensen**
is an Associate Professor and a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the
Department of Mathematics at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her
research and professional interests in mathematics focus on the mathematical
education of teachers, vertical connections within mathematics curricula, and
program development.