**Research Areas**

Education

Statistical and Mathematical Modeling

Social Network Analysis

**Selected Publications**

Alexander, N. N. (forthcoming). Social justice and mathematics. In Bharath Sriraman (Ed.), Handbook of the Mathematics of the Arts and Sciences. New York: Springer.

Alexander, N. N. (2019). Daija's awakening: Critical race theory and afrofuturism in mathematics education. In J. Davis & C. C. Jett (Eds.), Critical Race Theory in Mathematics Education, pp. 56-74, New York: Routledge.

Alexander, N. N., Teymuroglu, Z., & Yerger, C. R. (2018). Critical conversations on social justice in undergraduate mathematics. PRIMUS: Problems, resources, and issues in undergraduate mathematics studies, 1-34.

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). Real Analysis. Research Starters, online. Ipswich, MA: EBSCO.

Alexander, N. N. (2013). Gender inequality: Mathematics. Sociology of Education: An A-to-Z Guide, SAGE Publications, Inc.

Alexander, N. N. (2012). Choosing a college: Mathematical modeling using preference matrices. In H. Gould, D. Murray, & A. Sanfratello (Eds.), Mathematical Modeling Handbook: Vol. 1, pp. 39-48. New York: COMAP.

**EDUCATION****Teaching and learning**. A few manuscripts that I have published focus on various issues related to teaching and learning in mathematics and in education, more generally.**Integrating social issues in early college mathematics**. This project seeks to develop and cultivate a community of practitioners who are committed to integrating social justice issues into undergraduate mathematics, facilitate and nurture collaborative research among a faculty community of practitioners, and identify and document promising practices and limitations when integrating social justice issues into undergraduate mathematics.**Mathematics Teacher Project (MTP) is an**initiative that examines the social and political worlds of teaching and learning, with a focus on historical movements for literacy (reading, writing) in the face of inequitable race and gender law.**Visit the project page at mathteacherproject.org.****Communicating mathematics**. I am the Associate Director of the Communicating TEAMs Initiative at Morehouse College. Our Lab, an innovation hub for mathematics at The College, is comprised of undergraduate students, known as TEAM Leaders, who develop their non-verbal and verbal communication skill using mathematics.**Check out our Summer 2018 newsletter here!**

**MATHEMATICAL SOCIOLOGY****Social movements and collective action. In this project, I am thinking about how to explain mathematically what we tend to know intuitively about "group work," or what we might more formally call collective action.**- Alexander (working paper). Critical models of collective action.
**To read a foundational paper informing my own work in this area, check out Oliver & Myers (2002) or this Wiki that talks about research in the field of mathematical sociology.**

- Alexander (working paper). Critical models of collective action.
**Mathematical modeling in the sociological imagination**.- These projects integrate advanced mathematical modeling into secondary and early college classes. Specifically, I engage in YPAR (youth participatory action research) and co-author with students on various projects that engage mathematics in sociological analyses.
**Two of the co-authored posters with students from our summer 2018 work can be viewed at the bottom of this page.**- Mason, Arrington, Freemon & Alexander (2018). Modeling dissimilarity: Gerrymandering the black out of the white ---- & ---- Rios, Murphy, Whitaker, Darrisaw, & Alexander (2018). Responding to the needs of homeless persons in Atlanta.

- These projects integrate advanced mathematical modeling into secondary and early college classes. Specifically, I engage in YPAR (youth participatory action research) and co-author with students on various projects that engage mathematics in sociological analyses.