Shandy Hauk

Senior Research Associate


Shandy Hauk is a Senior Research Associate in the Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) program at WestEd. She is a specialist in responsive mixed-methods research and technology-enriched educational design.

Hauk is a researcher and leader for interculturally aware research and professional development for several federally funded projects. She collaborates on work that reaches thousands of STEM teachers and tens of thousands of STEM students in grades 6 to 12:

  • Making Middle School Mathematics Accessible to All Students, a teacher, paraeducator, and teacher-leader materials development project
  • National Center on Cognition & Mathematics Instruction
  • Math Pathways and Pitfalls online teacher professional learning materials
  • Mathematics and Culture in Micronesia: Integrating Societal Experiences grades 1, 4, and 7 curriculum and research development
  • MSP: Culturally Relevant Ecology, Learning Progressions, and Environmental Literacy
  • MSP: Mathematics Teacher Leadership Center, teacher learning programs and associated research projects at the Universities of Northern Colorado and Wyoming
  • Video Cases for Novice College Mathematics Instructor Professional Development

Prior to joining WestEd, Hauk taught K-12 and college mathematics, middle and high school English, and graduate mathematics education research theory and design.

As a member of the mathematical sciences faculty at the University of Northern Colorado, Hauk has been doctoral advisor for PhD students.

She has authored numerous publications for academic and practitioner journals and proceedings, and speaks at regional, national, and international conferences on education policy and STEM education research.