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For over twenty years, Monica Housen has served as a secondary teacher of mathematics in both independent and public schools in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Japan. She has received two Fulbright Teacher grants, each for an academic year in Latvia and Hungary. After her most recent Fulbright, she co-authored Our International Education: Stories of Living, Teaching, and Parenting Abroad (Sense, 2016) with Dr. Sherry Marx and Christine Tapu. She has also contributed to Mathematics Teacher, the publication of the National Council of the Teachers of Mathematics. Dr. Housen is a recipient of a two National Endowment for the Humanities grants to study in New York State and she serves on the Connecticut Mathematics High School Reform task force, a joint effort to examine and make recommendations about math education to the state department of education and public school leadership.

Dr. Housen lives in New York State with her husband and three teenage children. She serves her local community by hosting puppies for the Guiding Eyes for the Blind and holds the position of Rank Advancement Chair for her son’s Scouts BSA troop. One of her hobbies is origami, which she enjoys incorporating into her Geometry classes. In addition to her terminal degree, Dr. Housen holds an Ed.M. in Language Education from Rutgers University and a B.A. in Physics from Colgate University. You can follow her on Twitter @MonicaHousen.


EdD, Curriculum, Teaching, Learning, Leadership. Northeastern University, 2018

EdM, Language Education. Rutgers University, 1995

BA, Physics/Math. Colgate University, 1990


Housen, M. (2020). Instructional Strategies to Build Student Capacity. ASCD Express, 15(14).

Housen, M. (2017). Guess the Number Of… Mathematics Teacher, 111(3), 198-199.

Marx, S., Housen, M., & Tapu, C., (2016). Our international education: Stories of living, teaching, and parenting abroad. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

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