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D Natasha Brewley, (Prof. Beee) ~ Be. Empowered. Energized. Engaged.

Natasha Brewley was born in Guyana, South America, but grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Brewley has lived in the Atlanta area for more than 20 years. Dr. Brewley is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics and has been at Georgia Gwinnett College since 2008. She has been teaching mathematics courses for the past 15 years. Her research interests include investigating how communities of practices are established in mathematics contexts and how this influences the learning of mathematics and the identities of individuals in these spaces. She is also concerned with examining the experiences of individuals from a critical race theory perspective to gain more insight on how their schooling experiences influence their mathematics identity. Dr. Brewley is also interested in investigating what mathematics educators can do to promote equitable teaching practices for individuals from diverse backgrounds to promote positive learning experiences in mathematics. Dr. Brewley is currently conducting research on hybrid courses. A hybrid course is a blend between a traditional course and an online course. This course model is growing in popularity and she is investigating how effective this model is on students reaching their learning outcomes in mathematics. She is interested in understanding how students perceive hybrid courses and the impact of technological tools have on their learning as compared to traditional mathematics courses. Dr. Brewley has worked with teachers and students for many years. She served as a professional developer for mathematics teachers in the Atlanta Public School system for more than ten years and also worked with students as a private mathematics tutor for 12 years.

Contact Information

  • School of Science and Technology
  • Email: dbrewley@ggc.edu
  • Online: www.twitter.com/profbeee
  • Work Cell Phone: 404-734-1268
  • Office Location: A-1601

Educational Experience

  • Grantmanship, Grant Training, 2014
  • University of Georgia, Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies Certificate, 2009
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Mathematics Education, 2009, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • Master of Business Administration, Finance, 2003, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA
  • Masters of Science, Applied Mathematics, 1997, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA
  • Bachelors of Science, Mathematics, 1995, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

Publications

  • D Natasha Brewley has also published under the names Denise N. Brewley-Corbin and Denise Natasha Brewley-Kennedy.
  • Brewley, D. N. (2013). Mathematics literacy for liberation and liberation in mathematics literacy: The Chicago Young People's Project as a community of practice. Chapter submitted for Beyond the Numbers: Shaping Policy Discourse vis-à-vis the Brilliance of Black Children in Mathematics. (Eds.) J. Leonard & D. Martin.
  • Brewley, D. N. (2012). College mathematics literacy workers of the Young People’s Project Chicago: A community of practice. Journal of Urban Mathematics Education. 5, 44-54.
  • Brewley, D. N., Atkinson, A. J., & Biddlecomb, B. A. (2012, March). Implementing a blended model of mathematics instruction - Issues and outcomes. Conference proceedings for the SOTL Commons: A Conference for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning. Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia, Statesboro, GA.
  • Atkinson, A.J., Biddlecomb, B. D., & Brewley, D. N. (2012). Designing developmental mathematics for student success. Abstracts of Papers Presented to the American Mathematical Society; Volume 33, Number 1, Issue 167, Winter 2012; page 398 #1077-C5-202.
  • Atkinson, A. J., Biddlecomb, B. D., & Brewley, D. N. (2011). Where are we now?: A report on the effectiveness of using an online learning system to enhance a developmental mathematics course. Conference proceedings for the International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM), ISBN 0-321-68984-4, 5-14.
  • Brewley, D. N., Atkinson, A. J., & Biddlecomb, B. D. (2011). Click, view, action!: Tools for learning in a college algebra hybrid course. Conference proceedings for the International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM), ISBN 0-321-68984-4, 32-41.
  • Atkinson, A., Biddlecomb, B., & Brewley, D. N. (2011). Preparing student for success in college math: A design in progress. Georgia Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges Newsletter.
  • White, D. Y., Kimmons-DuCloux, K., & Brewley-Corbin, D. N. (2008). African-Americans and Mathematics Education. In K. Lomotey (Ed.) Encyclopedia of African American Education. Sage Publications.
  • Brewley-Kennedy, D. N. (2005). The struggles of incorporating equity into practice in a university mathematics methods course: The case of Dr. Simms. The Mathematics Educator. Monograph No. 1. 16-28.
  • Williams, M. R., Brewley, D. N., Reed, R. J., White, D.Y., & Davis-Haley, R. T. (2005). Learning to read each other: Black female graduate students share their experiences at a White research I institution. Urban Review. 37, 181-199.
  • Mickens, R., Brewley, D. N., & Russell, M.L. (1998). A model of dieting. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. 40, 667-672.
  • Ehme, J., & Brewley, D. (1996). Continuous data dependence for a class of non-linear boundary value problems. Computational Applied Linear Analysis. 3, 59-65.

Presentations

  • Sinclair, J., Brewley, D. N., & Boindala, P. (2012, May). Research-based pilot course for statistics as a component of 4y-URE. Presentation at Georgia Gwinnett College School of Science and Technology STEM Conference, Stone Mountain, Georgia.
  • Brewley, D. N., Atkinson, A. J., & Biddlecomb, B. A. (2012, March). Implementing a blended model of mathematics instruction - Issues and outcomes. Presentation at SOTL Commons: A Conference for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning. Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia, Statesboro, GA.
  • Biddlecomb, B. A., Atkinson, A. J., Brewley, D. N., & Boindala, P. S. (2012, February). ACCESSing college success in mathematics. Presentation at the 24th Georgia Perimeter College Math Conference, Clarkston, GA.
  • Brewley, D. N. (2011, November). Mathematics literacy for liberation, and liberation in mathematics literacy. Invited research presentation, National Science Foundation/Benjamin Banneker Association Mini-Conference, Georgia State University, Atlanta.
  • Atkinson, A., Biddlecomb, B., & Brewley, D. N. (2011, October). Designing developmental mathematics for student success. Presentation at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Georgia Educational Research Association, Savannah, Georgia.
  • Brewley, D. N., Wunder, J., D’Costa, A., Gray-White, K., & Weisberg, J. (2011, October). Learning to teach from us all: Researching the development of an interdisciplinary content methods course. Poster presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Georgia Educational Research Association, Savannah, Georgia.
  • Brewley, D. N. (2011, October). The choice is yours! The ultimate education is an alternative. Invited workshop presentation, Annual Metro Atlanta Mocha Moms Educational Forum, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta.
  • Brewley, D. N., Atkinson, A., Biddlecomb, B. (2011, March). Click, view, action!: Tools for learning in a college algebra hybrid course. Presentation at International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM), Denver, Colorado.
  • Biddlecomb, B., Brewley, D. N., & Atkinson, A. (2011, March). Where are we now?: A report on the effectiveness of using an online learning system to enhance a developmental mathematics course. Presentation at International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM), Denver, Colorado.
  • Atkinson, A., Biddlecomb, B., & Brewley, D. N. (2011, March). Designing developmental mathematics for student success. Poster presented at SOTL Commons: A Conference for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia.
  • Biddlecomb, B., Atkinson, A. & Brewley, D. N. (2011, February). Course redesign issues in developmental mathematics: Problems and perspectives. Presentation at the 23rd Georgia Perimeter College Math Conference, Clarkston, GA.
  • Brewley, D. N., Atkinson, A. (2011, February). I taught my students to click: Teaching hybrid courses using clickers. Presentation at Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia.
  • Brewley-Corbin, D. N. (2009, November). Mathematics Literacy Workers’ Identity Within a Community of Practice. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Psychology of Mathematics Education - North America Chapter (PME-NA), Atlanta.
  • Junor Clarke, P. A., & Brewley-Corbin, D. N. (2008, May). The Reflective Teaching Model: A Pedagogical Tool to Enhance Teacher Quality. Georgetown, Guyana.
  • Aguirre, J., Basu, J., Brewley-Corbin, D. N., Rodriguez, A. (2007, October). Experiences of scholars of color and equity: Leadership, research and practice. Invited panel presenter, Equity in Mathematics and Science Education: Critical Issues Leadership Development Conference, Portland.
  • Brewley-Corbin, D. N., Hand, V. M., Aguirre, J. M., & Kitchen, R. (2007, March). The promises and challenges of equity in teacher education and professional development. Research symposium at Research Pre-Session of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Atlanta.
  • Brewley-Corbin, D. N. (2007, January). The challenges of infusing equity in mathematics methods course: The case of Dr. Simms. Invited research presentation, Stanford University, Palo Alto.

Achievements

  • Governor's Teaching Fellowship, Summer 2012, University of Georgia
  • Southern Regional Educational Board (SREB) Dissertation Year Award Fellowship Scholar, 2006 – 2007

Grants Awarded

  • Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grant Award, GGC MiA Scholars Program, 2013-2014
  • GGC Mini-Grant Program, Flipping the Pre-Calculus Class Project, 2012-2013
  • Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grant Award, GGC MiA Scholars Program, 2012-2013
  • GGC Mini-Grant Program, Research-Embedded Statistics Course Project, 2011-2012

Courses I Teach at Georgia Gwinnett College

  • MATH 0099 - Student Success Pre-College Algebra
  • MATH 1001 - Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
  • MATH 1111 - College Algebra
  • MATH 1111 - College Algebra Hybrid
  • MATH 1113 - PreCalculus
  • MATH 2000 - Statistics
  • MATH 3111 - Algebra and Problem Solving
  • MATH 3600 - Math Content Methods

Professional Organizations

Scholarly Interests

Photos of Work with Students and Faculty @ GGC

Drs. Priya Boindala & Natasha Brewley ~ GGC STEM Conference, Spring 2012
Drs. Natasha Brewley & Jennifer Sinclair ~ Research-Based Statistics Project, Spring 2012
Content Methods ~ Field Trip to Kennesaw Mountain, Fall 2011
GCTM 2012 ~ Fall Conference at Rock Eagle, Fall 2012
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