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Dr. Eliza Gallagher

Eliza GallagherAssistant Professor
Department of Engineering & Science Education
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Department of Education and Human Development
Office: M-13 Holtzendorff Hall
Phone: (864) 656-4320


Ph.D., Clemson University, 2016, Engineering and Science Education
M.S., North Carolina State University, 1994, Mathematics
B.S., North Carolina State University, 1992, Mathematics

Research and Teaching Interests:

My research interests include development of teacher identity as one component of professional identity among graduate students, analyzing undergraduate mathematical understandings needed for success in STEM major coursework, and using social network theory to explore the impact of mathematical and teaching communities of practice on teaching practice for graduate students and preservice secondary teachers.

Recent and Upcoming Courses:


  • MATH 1050, Precalculus
  • MATH 3080, College Geometry
  • MATH 4080, Exploration and Analysis of Secondary Mathematics
  • MATH 4990, Creative Inquiry
  • MATH 4820, Undergraduate Research


  • ESED 8710, Research Methods

Other Activities:

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