For the second year in a row, a doctoral candidate in Washington State University’s College of Education has been chosen for one of 10 highly competitive annual fellowships.

Roxanne Moore, a doctoral student in the mathematics and science education program, has been given a one‑year fellowship to work with the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE).

The CADRE Fellows program works with researchers who are beginning their careers in STEM Education. It allows them to grow their network and gain insight into ways that can lead to success in their field.

Moore has expertise that focuses on rehumanizing mathematics, critical and complexity theory in mathematics education, and mixed methods research.

She also concentrates on the mathematical experiences of black students, values in mathematics in Hawaii, critical race theory, and implementations of critical pedagogy.

“She has pushed me to think more deeply about mathematics and my taken for granted assumptions about what mathematics is, who it is for, and how it is connected to larger systems of power and privilege,” said Moore’s advisor Paula Groves Price, a professor in WSU’s cultural studies and social thought in education program.

Moore got her start as a former secondary math teacher and K–8 school leader. She has her M.Ed. in Secondary Education with a focus in mathematics from Chaminade University of Honolulu. She has her B.A. in Law, Letters, and Society with a minor in African & African American Studies from the University of Chicago.

She is looking forward to building her skills around funding procurement and in building inter-institutional research collaborations that make a material difference in the daily lives of students and teachers, said Moore.

“I am really honored to receive this fellowship because it is an expression of confidence in me and my work by those who are at the cutting-edge of STEM education research,” said Moore.

Price now has two students who have been chosen for this exclusive fellowship.

In 2018, Courtney Benjamin, one of Price’s prior students, received this fellowship for her work in STEM Education. She recently gained national recognition for a webinar she hosted that focused on intersectionality of personal identity and how embracing it is vital in broadening participation in STEM.

“I attribute the College’s success in preparing students to be competitive applicants to the CADRE Fellowship program to Dr. Paula Groves Price’s commitment to mentorship,” said Moore. “Not only does she exist as a model of excellence and an example of what is possible, but even more remarkable is her ability to explicitly cultivate the same skills and mindsets in those whom she mentors.”

Learn more about the CADRE Fellowship.