Alexandria Musselman, Associate Teaching Professor


Alexandria Theakston Musselman earned a Ph.D. in mathematics education at Michigan State University (MSU). She holds a M.S. in mathematics and a Certification in College Teaching, also from MSU. Prior to coming to UW Bothell, she taught at Western Washington University and Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Massachusetts. She has experience teaching a variety of undergraduate mathematics courses – ranging from remedial college algebra through calculus. She has also taught mathematics courses for practicing and pre-service teachers.

As a first generation college student who began at a community college, Dr. Theakston Musselman is passionate about finding ways to support students who are traditionally underserved and underrepresented within collegiate mathematics. Because mathematics, in particular, has served as a gatekeeper to advanced educational and work opportunities for many students of color and young women, her motivation as a teacher and mathematics education researcher is to provide access to meaningful experiences in mathematics for those students.


Her personal research interests include understanding the purposes of school mathematics, exploring the promotion of equitable access to meaningful mathematics for all groups, and gaining insight into students’ mathematical identities and experiences at the secondary and undergraduate levels.


Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

  • Ph.D. Mathematics Education
  • M.S. Mathematics