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Dana Pomykal Franz, Ph.D.

Office: 345 Allen Hall
Phone: 6623257117

(Curriculum Vitae)


BA-Trinity University-Mathematics & Special Education
MS-Trinity University-Mid-Level School Administration
PhD-Texas A & M University

Current Teaching

EDS 3411:  Practicum in Secondary Education

EDS 8652:  Issues of Accountability

EDS 8683:  Disposition and Reflective Practice

EDE/EDS/EDX 9553:  Teaching and Teacher Education


My current research interests include Recruitment and Retention of STEM teachers, quality teacher education for STEM teachers, middle school mathematics education, and technology integration in middle schools.

2016-2019: National Science Foundation:  ITEST

2010-2015: National Science Foundation: NOYCE

Recent Publications:

Book Chapters:


Yu, Chien & Franz, D. P. (2016).  Integrating technological pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK) for teachers’ professional development. Visiting Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK): Issues and Challenges for Teachers’ Professional Development.


Franz, D. P. (2016).  Teacher certification. Encyclopedia of Middle Grades Education (2nd ed.). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.


Miller, N. C., Thompson, N. T., & Franz, D. P. (2016). Looping. Encyclopedia of Middle Grades Education (2nd ed.). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.




Franz, D. P., Wilburne, J., Polly, D., & Wagstaff, D. (in press).  The teacher action Q-sort: A card-sorting tool for professional learning. Journal of Mathematics Leadership.


Ellerbrock, C. R., Franz, D., & Falbe, K. (2017). Middle grades schools and structures. In S. B. Mertens, M. M. Caskey, P. Bishop, N. Flowers, D. Strahan, D., G. Andrews, & L. Daniel (Eds.), The MLER SIG research agenda (pp. 26-31). Retrieved from


Franz, D. P., Anthony, K. & Brenner, D. B (2017). Understanding the nature of teacher shortage in Mississippi. Mississippi Economic Review Journal.


Franz, D. P, Ivy, J. & McKissick, B. R. (2016): Equity and Access: All Students are Mathematical Problem Solvers, The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas. DOI: 10.1080/00098655.2016.1165167


Ivy, J. & Franz, D.P. (2016). Exploring the technological pedagogical content knowledge

(TPACK) of high school math teachers: A multiple case study. Journal of Mathematics

Education Leadership 17(1), 3-19

Research Collaboratives

2015-   Middle Level Research Agenda:  Revising the 21st Century Research Agenda. This is research project sponsored by the Middle Level SIG of AERA. 


2012-   Mathematical Education of Teachers-Partnership, “The Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership (MTE-Partnership) 

Recruitment Research Action Cluster

Transformation Working Group


Chair: University Committee on Courses and Curricula

Co-Editor:  The Rural Educator, National Rural Education Association

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