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Sandra Trotman, Ph.D.

Sandra Trotman
Associate Professor
Department of Education
(954) 262-7915
Office: DeSantis 4139


  • PhD - Waikato University, NZ - Mathematics Education
Trotman holds a doctoral degree in mathematics education. She previously worked in the Caribbean as a mathematics educator and an assistant high school principal. During that time, she worked with a regional learning group to harmonize the mathematics curriculum for the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, resulting in the co-authoring of textbooks and teacher guides for the Caribbean Primary Mathematics series. Trotman joined Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in 2002. She currently works with students from the undergraduate to doctoral level. She serves as counselor and advisor to the Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) Omega Theta chapter, dissertation chair, Mathematics and STEM Education faculty, Honors in Major Symposium judge, and Honors student advisor and mentor. Trotman also serves as a program reviewer for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and a Lead Reviewer within the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). She is a scholarship and journal reviewer for Kappa Delta Pi (KDP). Trotman recently received the prestigious KDP Lucinda Rose Counselor award.

Areas of Research

Mathematics – teaching, learning, and assessment, curriculum development, gender studies, qualitative research methods, mentoring, project-based learning, gamification, disability services and college students, service-learning, and STEM education (integrating mathematics, literacy, science, and technology; identities).
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