Karen Graham

Department Chair and Professor, Mathematics and Statistics

Phone: (603) 862-3621
Office: Mathematics & Statistics, Kingsbury Hall Rm W383 B, Durham, NH 03824
Karen Graham

Dr. Karen Graham is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of New Hampshire. She has been a member of the NSF- funded UNH ADVANCE leadership team since 2008 and currently serves as the program’s Executive Director. Her research focuses on the teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics and mathematics teacher development. In addition to her faculty position, she served as the inaugural director of the Joan and James Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Education from 2002 – 2012 and on the Board of Directors of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics from 2013-2015.


  • Ph.D., Mathematics, University of New Hampshire
  • M.A., Mathematics, State University of New York at Cortland
  • M.S., Mathematics, University of New Hampshire
  • B.A., Mathematics, State University of New York at Cortland

Research Interests

  • Mathematics Education

Courses Taught

  • MATH 400: Freshman Seminar
  • MATH 601/621/801/821: Exploring Math for Teachers I
  • MATH 601/801: Exploring Math for Teachers I
  • MATH 622: Geometry for Teachers
  • MATH 625/825: Functions Algebra for Teachers
  • MATH 696: Independent Study
  • MATH 703: Teaching of Mathematics, K-5
  • MATH 790: Historical Foundations of Math
  • MATH 900: Bridges - Classroom to Math
  • MATH 929: Directed Read/History of Math
  • MATH 958: Foundations of Math Education
  • MATH 968: Topics Mathematics Education I

Selected Publications

Shea, C. M., Malone, M. F. F. T., Young, J. R., & Graham, K. J. (2019). Interactive theater: an effective tool to reduce gender bias in faculty searches. EQUALITY DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION, 38(2), 178-187. doi:10.1108/EDI-09-2017-0187

Shea, C. M., Young, J. R., Banyard, V., Malone, M. F. T., Graham, K. J., & Byron, G. J. (2018). Recognizing and Intervening in Bias Incidents in the Academic Workplace: A Self-Categorization Theory Perspective. ADVANCE Journal, 1(1). doi:10.5399/osu/advjrnl.1.1.2

Most Cited Publications