Carmen M. Latterell is an associate professor of mathematics at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She holds a BA from the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, an MS from the University of Minnesota, and a PhD from the University of Iowa. Her current research interest is students´┐Ż dispositions, interests, and motivations with respect to learning mathematics, including motivations to participate in activities in mathematics classrooms as well as motivations to major in mathematics and/or mathematics education.