Sarah Selmer, Ed.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Curriculum and Instruction/Literacy Studies

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Office: 604G Allen Hall
Phone: 304-293-4423


West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 2008
Degree: Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 1997
Degree: MAT in Teaching
Computer Science, Business, and Technical Education

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 1994
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Finance and Management

Teaching and Research Interests

Dr. Sarah Selmer’s teaching interests focus on the development of elementary and middle grade mathematics teachers. Her research interests include elementary teachers’ noticing and sense-making of students’ mathematical thinking, the relationship between teachers’ and curricular materials, and teacher learning in the context of providing students integrated mathematics and science classroom experiences.


This is my seventh year in my current position as an assistant professor of mathematics education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at West Virginia University. Following earning my undergraduate degree in finance at the University of Oregon I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the country of Mauritania. After my service in the Peace Corps, I pursued a Masters in Teaching from Oregon State University. I was licensed to teach high school mathematics and computer science in the state of Oregon. I taught in a high school setting for nine years prior to moving to West Virginia to pursue my doctorate in curriculum and instruction. I am thrilled in my current position at West Virginia University working with undergraduate and graduate students focused on mathematics education.

Courses Taught

  • C&I 337 – Math in Junior High School
  • EDUC 430 – Math Method – Elementary Teacher
  • C&I 630 – Problem Solving in Math