2024 Breakthrough Leadership Institute

Guest Speaker

Dr. Yasemin Copur-Gencturk

USC Rossier Katzman/Ernst Chair in Educational Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation; Founder, The Science of Teaching Math

Yasemin Copur-Gencturk is an associate professor at the University of Southern California. Copur-Gencturk received her Ph.D. in mathematics education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, summa cum laude, and master’s degrees in education and statistics, respectively. Copur-Gencturk’s research focuses on identification and development of the knowledge needed for quality teaching and student learning and understanding the role of teachers’ knowledge and implicit beliefs in equity in mathematics classrooms. Copur-Gencturk’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Institute of Education Sciences, and she is an NSF Fellow who has been trained to conduct equity-sensitive quantitative research. Her work has been published in Computers and EducationEducational Researcher, the American Educational Research Journal, and the Journal of Teacher Education.