S. Asli Ozgun-Koca

S. Asli  Ozgun-Koca
Professor and Program Coordinator of Mathematics Education
249 Education

Office Hours: By appointment.

(313) 577-0944
(313) 577-4091


Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, 1993.
        B.S., Mathematics Education.
        Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 1996.
        M.S., Mathematics.
        The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1999.
        M.A., Mathematics Education.
        The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2001.
        Ph. D., Mathematics Education.
         Teaching Certification, Secondary Mathematics (Grades 9-12), Turkey.


Teacher Education, Secondary Mathematics Education

Research Interests

  • The Use of Technology in Mathematics Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education

Courses Taught

  • Secondary mathematics methods courses
  • Master's and doctoral mathematics education courses
  • Mathematics courses for middle school mathematics teachers


Student Success Through Evidence-Based Pedagogies (SSTEPs)
2015 - 2020

Noyce Mathematics Fellows, TeachDETROIT
2015 - 2020

WSU - Student Success Through Evidence-based Pedagogies (WSU-SSTEPs)
2016 - 2018

REALM: Realizing Equity and Achievement for Learning Mathematics
2016 - 2017

Improving Proportional Reasoning Instruction through eNgineering Tasks (IMPRINT)
2013 - 2015

Awards & Honors

President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching

COE Faculty Research Award

Career Development Chair Award

National Technology Leadership Initiative (NTLI) Fellowship sponsored by Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators

Outstanding Paper Award in Mathematics Education, International Conference of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education.


Strategically fostering dynamic interactive environments.
*Özgün-Koca, S. A.* 2016 Mathematics Teacher 110(2)

What's your answer? Searching for triangles.
Meagher, M., Edwards, M. T., & *Özgün-Koca, S. A.* 2016 Mathematics Teacher 109(7)

Fostering perseverance.
Lewis, J. M., & *Özgün-Koca, S. A.* 2016 Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School 22(2)

Linking LEGO and algebra.
*Özgün-Koca, S. A.*, Edwards, T. G., & Chelst, K. 2015 Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School 20

Students’ mathematical conjectures when interacting with a mobile device.
*Özgün-Koca, S. A.*, & Edwards, T. G. 2015 Chapter in Mobile Learning and Mathematics: Foundations, Design, and Case Studies

Interpreting box plots with multiple linked representations
*Özgün-Koca, S. A.*, & Edwards, T. G. 2013 Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School 18

Controlling inventory: Real-world mathematical modeling.
Edwards, T. G., *Özgün-Koca, S. A.*, & Chelst, K. R. 2013 Mathematics Teacher 107

Developing prospective teachers' knowledge to foster and inspire reasoning in STEM.
Grueber, D., & *Özgün-Koca, S. A.* 2013 Teacher Education and Practice 26

Exercise Away the Big Mac: Ratios, rates, and proportions in context
*Özgün-Koca, S. A.*, Edwards, T. G., & Chelst, K 2013 Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School 19

The shift from “learner/doer of mathematics” to “teacher of mathematics”: A heuristic for teacher candidates.
Meagher, M., Edwards, M. T., & *Özgün-Koca, S. A.* 2013 Mathematics Teacher Education and Development 15

Spaghetti sine curves: Virtual environments for reasoning and sense making
*Özgün-Koca, S. A.*, Edwards, M. T., & Meagher, M. 2013 Mathematics Teacher 107

Hands-on, minds-on or both? A discussion of the development of a mathematics activity by using virtual and physical manipulatives.
*Özgün-Koca, S. A.*, & Edwards, T. 2011 urnal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching 30

Preservice teachers' experiences with advanced digital technologies: The interplay between technology in a preservice classroom and in field placements.
Meagher, M., *Özgün-Koca, S. A.*, & Edwards, M. T. 2011 Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education 11

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