Dr. Cobb is responsible for teaching middle and elementary mathematics
education courses on the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr.
Cobb also teaches elementary and secondary capstone education
courses for student teachers. In the College of Health and Sciences
– Mathematical Sciences Department, Dr. Cobb teaches the
mathematics content courses for elementary and middle level
teachers. Dr. Cobb is the Associate Chairperson of the Department of
Teacher Education. She also serves on several university, college,
and professional committees. Dr. Cobb is currently the
Chairperson of the University Athletics Board. During the
summers, Dr. Cobb coordinates a STEM camp for middle school
girls. Dr. Cobb has coordinated the Algebra Project Teacher Resource
Materials Team (funded by NSF-DRK12 grants). She has
organized a number of Algebra Project Professional Development
Institutes. Dr. Cobb has presented at several national and
international conferences on teaching children who are performing
in the lower quartile. She has published book chapters and articles
in the areas of mathematics teacher competencies, reflective
teaching, and general mathematics education.
- EdD, Illinois State University
- MA, DePaul University
- BA, Northeastern Illinois University
- BS, Eastern Illinois University
- MAT 110 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I
- MAT 111 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II
- EE 333 Teaching and Learning Elementary School Mathematics
- EE 384 Capstone in Elementary Education
- T&L 416 Teaching and Learning Elementary School Mathematics
The effects of elementary mathematics programs on low achieving students; Understanding the effects of teacher competencies in mathematics teaching and learning; The exploration of STEM experiences in the summer for middle school girls.
Grant, M., Crombie, W., Enderson, M., and Cobb, N. (2015). Polynomial Calculus: Rethinking the Role of Calculus in High School. The International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology.
Cobb, N. (September, 2014). STEM Education and employment for African Americans. Presented on a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Panel for STEM Education (Washington DC).