Katie Rupe, PhD

Assistant Professor she/her

Educational & Professional Experience:


PhD in Mathematics Education, Illinois Institute of Technology (2019)

Master of Science in Mathematics Education, Illinois Institute of Technology (2016)

Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education, Loyola University Chicago (2007)

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor of Math Education (2020-current)

School Support Manager, UChicago STEM Education (2019)

Research Assistant, Math and Science Education Department, Illinois Institute of Technology (2016-2019)

Middle School Math Teacher and K-8 Instructional Coach, Chicago Public Schools (2007-2016)

Recent Publications

Rupe, K. M., & Borowski, R. S. (in press). Using rehearsals of number talks to build an asset-based view of students’ thinking. In D. Polly, E. Garin, & C. Martin (Eds.) Clinically based teacher education in action: Cases from mathematics teacher educators, Information Age Publishing.

Borowski, R., & Rupe, K. M. (accepted). Can we figure this out together? Developing agency through collaborative planning, Philosophy of Mathematics Education.

Bragelman, J., Rupe, K. M., & Borowski, R. (2022). Culturally relevant for whom? Reflecting on culture and tasks with preservice teachers. In A. E. Lischka, E. B. Dyer, R. S. Jones, J. N. Lovett, J. Strayer, & S. Drown (Eds.) Proceedings of the 44th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Middle Tennessee State University, pp. 1108-1112.

Rupe, K. M., & Davishahl, E. (2022). Categorizing student interactions with manipulatives in statics, Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Zone IV Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Rupe, K. M., & Borowski, R. S. (2022). Supporting preservice elementary teachers in planning for mathematical discussions. In O. Kartal, G. Popovic, & S. Morrissey (Eds.), Global perspectives and practices for reform-based mathematics teaching (pp. 136-160). IGI Global. DOI 10.4018/978-1-7998-9422-3

Bartels, S. L., Rupe, K. M., Lederman, J. S. (2019). Shaping preservice teachers’ understandings of STEM: A collaborative math and science methods approach, Journal of Science Teacher Education, 30(6), 666-680. DOI: 10.1080/1046560X.2019.1602803

Selected Awards & Honors:

2022 Best Section Paper Award, ASEE Zone IV, Categorizing Student Interactions with Manipulatives in Statics

2021 AMTE STaR Fellow - Service, Teaching, & Research in Mathematics Education: Supporting Early Career Professionals