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Matthew K. Voigt, Ph.D.

Voigt profile

Assistant Professor
Department of Engineering & Science Education
Office: M08 Holtzendorff
Phone: (864) 656-4321


Ph.D., San Diego State University & University of California San Diego, 2020, Mathematics and Science Education
M.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities, 2015, Mathematics
B.A., Saint John’s University & College of Saint Benedict, 2008, Dual Major Mathematics & Psychology

Research and Teaching Interests

My research interests center around issues of equity, access, and power structures occurring in undergraduate STEM programs with a focus on introductory mathematics courses.

Current Research Focus

  1. The experiences of sexually minoritized (LGBTQIA) undergraduate STEM students and interrogates the mathematics discourses related to sexual identity and gender identity.
  2. Department culture and systemic change to foster equitable, inclusive, and active learning teaching strategies in introductory STEM courses.
  3. Alternative course pathways (course variations) and programs to support diversity in undergraduate calculus programs.
  4. The role of technology, instructional design, and computer programing to broaden participation by infusing culturally relevant pedagogy.

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), National Science Foundation, 2014-2019
  • Research Award for Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice, San Diego State University, 2020
  • Inclusive Mathematics Environments (IME) Early Career Fellow, Mindsets Scholars Network, 2019

Recent Publications:

Voigt, M. (2020). Queer-Spectrum Student Experiences and Resources in Undergraduate Mathematics. UC San Diego (Order No. Voigt_ucsd_0033D_19269) [Doctoral dissertation, UC San Diego]. Retrieved from Escholarship

Voigt, M., Fredriksen, H., & Rasmussen, C. (2020) Leveraging the design heuristics of realistic mathematics education and culturally responsive pedagogy to create a richer flipped classroom calculus curriculum. ZDM Mathematics Education, 52(5) 1051–1062. DOI: 10.1007/s11858-019-01124-x

Voigt, M., Apkarian, N., Rasmussen, C., & the Progress through Calculus Team (2020). Undergraduate course variations in precalculus through calculus 2. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 51(6), 858-875, DOI: 10.1080/0020739X.2019.1636148

Lobato, J., Walters, C. D., Walker, C., & Voigt, M. (2018). How do learners approach dialogic, on-line mathematics videos? Digital Experiences in Mathematics Education, 5(1), 1-35. DOI: 10.1007/s40751-018-0043-6