Linda Simonsen, Professor


Dr. Linda Simonsen came to UW Bothell in 2010 from the Department of Mathematics at The University of Arizona. She received her Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from Oregon State University in 1995 and spent over a decade in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT.

Dr. Simonsen’s scholarly interests include making effective use of different modes of delivery to teach mathematics to diverse learners. In support of this objective, her research focuses on the nature and quality of mathematical discourse in hybrid and on-line settings. This research stems from her extensive work developing internet courses on the teaching of mathematics and statistics specifically designed to meet the needs of place-bound practicing mathematics and science teachers.


Her research has been published in a variety of journals including the Journal of Distance Education (Revue de L’ Éducation À Distance), the Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, Mathematics and Computer Education, Teaching Children Mathematics, and FOCUS on the Learning Problems in Mathematics. Additionally, she secured funding to support her scholarly work from a variety of agencies including the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Steele-Reese Foundation, the Charlotte Martin Foundation, the Arizona Board of Regents, and the Montana Department of Education.


Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR

  • Ph.D. Mathematics Education