Hamide Dogan-Dunlap is an Assistant Professor in mathematics at University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). She received a B.S. from Middle East Technical University in Turkey (Turkiye), and both M.A. and Ph.D. in mathematics from University of Oklahoma. Her primary research interest is on undergraduate mathematics education with particular attention to abstract thinking in higher mathematics such as linear algebra and analysis. She has done work on linear algebra teaching and learning, the mathematics education of pre-service teachers, and instructional technologies. She has been advising graduate students in Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program in mathematics.


Jeffrey Dunlap received a B.S. from University of Central Oklahoma. He works in law enforcement.


Elena Izquierdo, Associate Professor at University of Texas at El Paso, is a linguist by training, Ph.D. in Linguistics and Bilingual Education from Georgetown University, and an educator in practice. She was an administrator for 13 years in the Public Schools of Washington, D.C. Her research and professional specializations focus on second language acquisition theory/practice; biliteracy development; issues in the education of English language learners; and school reform. She is the co-director of Transforming Rural Instructional Opportunities (Project TRIO) project.


Olga Kosheleva, Assistant Professor, University of Texas at El Paso, is a mathematics educator. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso. Her research and professional specializations focus on Mathematics Education in Teacher Preparation, Embedding Technology in Learning, Cognitive Growth in Elementary and Advanced Mathematical Thinking, Multicultural Education. She conducts workshops for preservice and in-service teachers and administrators on how to successfully use innovative technology in school mathematics.