Christine Phelps-Gregory
Department of Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Pearce Hall 220

Dr. Phelps-Gregory is a professor of Mathematics at Central Michigan University


  • Ph.D., University of Delaware, 2009
  • M.A., University of Delaware, 2007
  • M.S., University of Delaware, 2005
  • B.S., Michigan Technological University, 2003

Professional Interests

  • Teacher Education
  • Student Motivation in Mathematics
  • Systematic Study and Improvement of Teaching​

Teaching Areas

  • Mathematics Education

Selected Publications

  • Phelps-Gregory, C. M., & Spitzer, S. M. (2017). Developing prospective teachers' ability by classroom intervention: A replication study. In T. Leuders, J. Leuders, & K. Philipp (Eds.), Diagnostic Competence of Mathematics Teachers: Unpacking a complex construct in teacher education and teacher practice. New York: Springer.
  • Spitzer, S. M., & Phelps-Gregory, C. M. (2017). Using mathematical learning goals to analyze teacher noticing. In E. Schack, J. Wilhelm, & M. Fisher (Eds.), Teacher Noticing Monograph. Springer.
  • Flores, A., Jansen, A., Phelps, C., & Cline, L. (2017). A mathematics inquiry course: Teaching mathematics in a humanistic way. In B. Gold (Ed.), Using Mathematics in the Philosophy of Teaching Mathematics: MAA Notes Volume 86. Washington DC: MAA Press.
  • Flores, A., Phelps, C., & Jansen, A., (2016). Reflections on transformative experiences with mathematical inquiry: The case of Christine. PRIMUS,
  • Piatek-Jimenez, K., & Phelps, C. M. (2016). Using Disney's frozen to motivate mathematics: Bring fractals into the classroom. Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 21(2), 18 – 25.
  • Phelps, C. M., & Spitzer, S. M. (2015). Prospective teachers' conceptions and values about learning from teaching. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 21(1), 61 – 73.
  • Phelps, C. M., Shore, F. S., & Spitzer, S. M. (2014). Using Classroom Evidence to Inform and Improve Teaching. In Karp, K., & McDuffie, A. R. (Eds.), Annual Perspectives in Mathematics Education, 2014. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Phelps, C. M., & Spitzer, S. M. (2012). Systematically improving lessons in teacher education: What's good for prospective teachers is good for teacher educators. The Teacher Educator, 47, 328 – 347.
  • Piatek-Jimenez, K., Marcinek, T., Phelps, C. M., & Dias, A. (2012). Helping students become quantitatively literate. Mathematics Teacher, 105(9), 692 – 696.
  • Spitzer, S. M., Phelps, C. M., Beyers, J. E. R., Johnson, D. Y., & Sieminski, E. S. (2011). Developing pre-service elementary teachers' abilities to identify evidence of student mathematical achievement. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 14(1), 67 – 87.
  • Phelps, C. M. (2010). Factors that pre-service elementary teachers perceive as affecting their motivational profiles in mathematics. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 75, 293 – 309.