Dr. Sarah Roller



Dr. Sarah Roller's Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy, Michigan State University, August 2015
  • M.A., School Principalship, Central Michigan University, 2008
  • B.S., Elementary Education, Central Michigan University, 2004

Classes Taught


  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Division K: Teaching and Teacher Education
  • SIG: Research in Mathematics Education
  • Association of Teacher Educators (ATE)
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Honors and Awards

  • AMTE Mathematics Education “Service, Teaching, and Research” (STaR) Fellow (2016)
  • The Carol and Michael LeMense Family Endowed Graduate Fellowship (2014)
  • Harry and Margaret Towsley Center for Science and Mathematics Teachers Scholarship (2009)
  • MSU College of Education Doctoral Fellowship (2009, 2010)
  • CMU Mathematics Department Whitmore Award for Excellence in Mathematics Elementary Education
  • Student of the Month, Central Michigan University
  • CMU Teacher Education Department Lee R. Lyons Prize Scholarship
  • CMU Mathematics Department Whitmore and Richtmeyer Scholarship


  • Roller, S. A. (in preparation). Characteristics a mathematician and secondary school students associate with success in mathematics. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School.
  • Roller, S. A. (in preparation). It’s not just what they say, but how they say it – exploring the form and focus of mentoring conversations. Teaching and Teacher Education.
  • Roller, S. A. (in preparation). Noticing and wondering: A deceptively simple structure to support mentoring conversations. Mathematics Teacher Educator.
  • O'Brien, J. L., Lampley, S. A., & Roller, S. A. (under review). ScootPad conundrum: The perils of using third party software and student privacy. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership.
  • Wessling, F. C. & Roller, S. A. (accepted for 2015 Annual Conference). Lessons Learned in Teaching Heat Transfer with a Flipped Classroom. Paper submitted to American Society for Engineering Education. New Orleans, LA.
  • Roller, S. A. (2015, April). What they notice in video: a study of prospective secondary mathematics teachers learning to teach. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education. doi:10.10007/s10857-015- 9307-x