Lateefah Id-Deen

Lateefah Id-Deen

Assistant Professor
Department of Middle and Secondary Education
Room 243 - College of Education and Human Development
502-852-1654 @

Dr. Id-Deen's curriculum vita [PDF]

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction (Mathematics Education and Urban Education), Michigan State University
  • MS, Curriculum and Instruction, Iowa State University
  • BS, Mathematics Education, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Research Interests

Dr. Id-Deen's dissertation details the connections between student-teacher relationships and learning in the context of teacher turnover in an urban mathematics classroom. Continued research examines Black students’ perspectives on their experiences in mathematics classrooms, and ways to support educators in hearing and developing practice in relation to students’ expressed interests. Her research and teaching reflect her passion for creating equitable learning environments for students of color in mathematics classrooms.

Professional Activities

  • 2014-2015 Psychology of Mathematics Education-North America (PMENA) Steering Committee Member
  • 2014-2015: Induction and Continuing Education Committee, Graduate Student Representative
  • 2014-2015: Inclusion and Continuing Education Committee, Michigan State University

Honors and Awards

  • Teacher Education Leadership and Outreach Fellowship
  • Michigan State University Enrichment Fellowship
  • Urban Education Enrichment Fellowship

Professional Memberships

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Mathematics Education and Society (MES)
  • Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME)
  • Psychology of Mathematics Education- North America (PMENA)
  • National Council for Teachers for Mathematics (NCTM)
  • Student American Educational Association, Pi Mu Epsilon Math Honor Society (AMTE)

Selected Publications

  • Id-Deen, L. (2016, in press). Hidden casualties of urban teacher turnover: Black students share their experiences. Journal of Urban Learning Teaching and Research, 12, pp.
  • Id-Deen L. & Woodson, A. (2016, in press). “I know I can do harder work”: Black Students’ perspectives on teacher distrust in an urban mathematics classroom. Urban Education Research and Policy Annuals Journal
  • Bartell, T., Id-Deen, L., Novak, J., Parker, F., (2016, in press). "Are These Two Sides of the Same Coin? Teachers' Commitment to Culturally Relevant Teaching while Holding Deficit Views of Poor Communities."
  • Id-Deen, L. (2015). Using Cogenerative Dialogue to Incorporate Students’ Perspectives About their Experiences in a Mathematics Classroom in an Urban School. In Mukhopadhyay, S. & Greer, B. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 8th bi- annual meeting of the Mathematics Education Society, pp. 131-135. Portland, Oregon: MES.
  • Id-Deen, L., Bartell, T., Parker, F., Novak, J. (2014, July). Supporting Secondary Mathematics Teachers Understanding of Culture in the Math Classroom. Proceedings of the 38th annual meeting of the International Group for Psychology of Mathematics Education, pp. 208-212. Vancouver, Canada.
  • Herbel-Eisenmann, B., Lubienski, S.T., & Id-Deen, L. (2006). Reconsidering the study of mathematics instructional practices: The importance of curricular context in understanding local and global teacher change. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 9, 313-345.
  • Selected Presentations
  • Id-Deen, L., Mark, Thomas & Stevens (2017, February). “Walking on Egg Shells”: An Approach Towards Building Authentic and Trusting Relationships with a High School Clinical Model. Presented at American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • Id-Deen, L. (2016, March). “Children Should be Seen Not Heard”: Urban Students’ Perspectives as a Pathway to Access their Mathematics Learning. Invited Keynote Speaker for Fifth Annual Mathematics Education Research Symposium
  • Id-Deen, L. & Woodson, A. (2016, April 12). “She doesn’t talk to us”: Perspectives on Care in an Urban Mathematics Classroom. Presented at American Educational Research Association Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Id-Deen, L. (2015, October). Engaging in Culturally Responsive Pedagogy to Support Diverse Learners in Mathematics Classrooms. Presented at Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference
  • Id-Deen L. (2015, November). “Why I Teach?” Invited Speaker for Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society Induction Ceremony
  • Id-Deen, L. (2015, February). African American Students’ Resistance When Encountering Traditional Pedagogy in a Mathematics Classroom. Accepted paper for Association for Mathematics Teacher Educators, Orlando, FL, as part of symposium entitled, “Listening to Students in Changing Classroom Practices: Resistance, Resilience and Context.”