Before joining Merrimack College in fall 2017, Rena Stroud worked for 10 years as a senior researcher at TERC, a nonprofit dedicated to improving mathematics and science education. She has served as the co-principal investigator or lead researcher on several large, federally funded grants, including a series of current projects exploring children’s understanding of algebra.
Stroud’s primary research interests include teaching and learning in early mathematics; the role of technology in education; and online communities of practice. In addition to her work at TERC, she has taught classes at Merrimack College through the department of psychology since 2013.
Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, UMass-Amherst
B.A., Psychology, Saint Anselm College