Jody Underwood joined the Math Forum in February, 1999, where she is an Evaluator and Project Developer. Prior to coming to the Forum, Jody did her post-doctoral work at Vanderbilt University's Learning Technology Center. Her main focus there was working with middle school teachers to figure out how to use technology for social studies and reading as part of the LTC's Schools For Thought program. She did her Ph.D. in Science and Technology Education at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, and has an M.S. and B.S. in computer science. Many of Jody's computer programming years were spent developing software for education applications.
Jody is interested in helping people learn in general, and specifically in using technology in appropriate ways to facilitate learning. In particular, she would like to determine appropriate ways to use technology in the classroom, and to disseminate that information to teachers. This interest extends to professional development and helping teachers become comfortable using the Internet and other technologies. She is addressing these issues on both research and development projects at the Math Forum.