Mary Capraro's Portrait

Mary Capraro

Professor

College of Education & Human Development

Biography

Mary Margaret Capraro’s research interests include teacher knowledge and preparation in mathematics education and student understanding of mathematical concepts.

She is a professor of mathematics education in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture in the College of Education and Human Development.

She received her PhD from the University of Southern Mississippi. She joined the faculty at Texas A&M in 2000 as a clinical professor in mathematics education. She earned a position as an assistant professor in 2007 and was promoted to full professor in 2016. She was previously employed with the Miami Dade County Schools as both a teacher and an assistant principal. She has over 90 peer-reviewed articles and 125 national and international presentations.

Capraro was the Montague Scholar from the College of Education and Human Development in 2008. She is currently Co-PI of the Aggie STEM Center, Teacher Quality, and the STEM Collaborative grants working extensively with public schools and school districts in Texas planning mathematics PDs and designing interdisciplinary project-based learning activities. She is associate editor of the Journal of Mathematics Education.

During the summers of 2015 and 2016 she received a grant for two years from the Texas Workforce Commission to conduct a residential Governors Aggie Academy camp for senior science fair winners across the state of Texas. These campers were engaged in biochemistry, food chemistry, veterinary science, and engineering.

Capraro believes students should be actively engaged in constructing their own knowledge. Her classes contain tasks for engaging students to participate in mathematical activities where they can explore numerous ideas and concepts. She treats each student with respect and convey my expectation for them to devote their best to learning in my courses. Capraro has taught undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and EdD classes through face-to-face, hybrid, online, and study abroad formats, which attests to the versatility of her teaching.