Dr. Donna Kotsopoulos
Associate Dean & Graduate Coordinator
Contact InformationEmail: email@example.com
Phone: (519) 884- 0710 ext.3953
Office Location: 3rd floor, Bricker Academic, Room 313K
Personal Website: http://www.wlu.ca/childlab
The University of Western Ontario, PhD, Educational Studies
The University of Western Ontario, Master of Education, Educational Studies
York University, Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics
York University, Bachelor of Education
Dr. Kotsopoulos is the Associate Dean & Graduate Coordinator for the Faculty of Education. She is also cross-appointed to the Department of Mathematics in the Faculty of Science.
Dr. Donna Kotsopoulos currently teaches EU 412: Mathematics Education (JI) and EU 505: Qualitative Research Methods. Prior to joining Wilfrid Laurier University, she taught elementary and secondary school mathematics.
Dr. Kotsopoulos's research focuses on mathematical learning sciences (including early childhood, visual spatial reasoning, and home and school connections) from a transdisciplinary perspective - drawing on research, theoretical frameworks, and methods from the disciplines of mathematics, cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, and education. Dr. Kotsopoulos has published in prominent research journals (i.e., Educational Studies in Mathematics, Journal of Mathematical Behavior, Journal of Mathematical Thinking and Learning) and has presented her research at numerous conferences, including the Psychology of Mathematics Educators and Society for Research in Child Development. Dr. Kotsopoulos's research has been or is currently funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Ontario Centres of Excellence, Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research (KNAER), and private industry. Dr. Kotsopoulos is an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT). She is the founding and current co-editor of the Fields Mathematics Education Journal. For more information about her research visit:
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Dr. Kotsopoulos' research featured in SSHRC Annual Report. Click here.
Visual spatial reasoning;
Early childhood, elementary, and secondary mathematics education;
Education and neuroscience.