Ph.D., Mathematics and Education, Columbia University, New York
M.S., Mathematics and Education, Columbia University, New York
M.A., Education, New York University, New York
B.A., Mathematics and Sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Mathematics and science education
Historical, political, and cultural influences on American education
Student persistence in advanced mathematics and science
Mathematical and statistical modeling
Alexander, N. N. (2015, in press). Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems. In J. Mattingly & J. Gholson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Theory.
Alexander, N. N. (2014). Real Analysis. In EBSCO Research Starters: Book 2. Ipswich, MA.
Leong, K. E., & Alexander, N. N. (2014). College Students’ Attitude and Mathematics Achievement using Web-based Homework. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education, 10(6), 609–615.
Alexander, N. N. (2014). Inequality, Poverty, and Education: A Political Economy of School Exclusion [Review of the book by Ashurst, F., & Venn, C.]. Teachers College Record.
Alexander, N. N. (2013). Gender inequality: Mathematics. In J. Ainsworth & J. Gholson (Eds.), Sociology of Education: An A-to-Z Guide (p. 308–309). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
Gholson, M. L., Bullock, E. C., Alexander, N. N. (2012). On the Brilliance of Black Children in Mathematics: A Response to a Clarion Call. Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, 5(2), 1–7.
Adiredja, A., Alexander, N. N., Larson, C. (2015, February). Conceptualizing Equity in Undergraduate Mathematics Education: Lessons from K-12 Research. Paper presented at the 18th Annual Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education Conference, Pittsburg, PA.
Alexander, N. N. (2013, May). Insulating The Pipeline: Understanding the Early Implications of Mathematics Course Taking on College Access, STEM Involvement and Future Earnings. Paper presented at the Eastern Economic Association, New York, NY.
Alexander, N. N. (2013, April). Leveraging Urban Elementary School Students’ Academic Communities in Mathematics. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
Alexander, N. N., Walker, E. N. (2012, April). Urban Elementary School Students’ Academic Communities in Mathematics. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Alexander, N. N. (2011, October). What Happens At Home? Understanding the Family’s Role in Elementary School Students’ Mathematical Understanding. Paper presented at the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Meeting, Greensboro, NC.
Walker, E. N., Alexander, N. N. (2011, April). “After-School” vs. “Regular School” Math: Urban Male Students’ Peer Networks and their Effects on Mathematics Outcomes. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
Alexander, N. N. (2013). Choosing a College: Mathematical Modeling using Matrices. H. Gould, D. Murray, & A. Sanfratello (Eds.), Mathematical Modeling Handbook, Volume 1 (p. 34–48). Bedford, MA: The Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP).
Alexander, N. N., Hunter, I., Russ, A. (Eds.) (2009). Silk Road Connect: Passion Driven Learning, a guide for teachers. Providence, RI: The Silk Road Project.
Alexander, N. N. (2014, August). From STEM to STEAM: Diversity and the integration of the Arts into STEM. Retrieved from: http://thepostoncollective.com/2014/08/25/from-stem-to-steam-diversity-and-the-integration-of-the-arts-into-stem/
Alexander, N. N. (2014, May). On Education Reform and other stuff like that. Retrieved from: http://thepostoncollective.com/2014/05/19/on-education-reform-and-other-stuff-like-that/
Alexander, N. N. (2014, April). Designing our future: Reframing and engaging youth in the “E” in STEM. Retrieved from: http://thepostoncollective.com/2014/04/21/designing-our-future-reframing-and-engaging-youth-in-the-e-in-stem/.
Alexander, N. N. (2014, March). “We can do it”: Getting to the root of the gender diversity issues in STEM. Retrieved from: http://thepostoncollective.com/2014/03/17/we-can-do-it-getting-to-the-root-of-the-gender-diversity-issue-in-stem/.
Alexander, N. N. (2014, February). When society tells youth that math is difficult, STEM diversity suffers. Retrieved from: http://thepostoncollective.com/2014/02/24/when-society-tells-youth-that-math-is-difficult-stem-diversity-suffers-2/.