Elham Kazemi
Geda and Phil Condit Professor in Math and Science Education


  • Engagement
  • Innovative professional development
  • Instructional tools
  • Math
  • Professional development
  • STEM education
  • Teacher certification programs
  • Teacher development
  • Teacher support

Elham Kazemi is the Geda and Phil Condit professor in math and science education at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on the challenge of designing professional learning experiences for elementary mathematics teachers and teacher educators so that teachers’ classroom practices improve in ways that are productive for student learning, especially in high poverty settings. Kazemi is executive director of the UW’s INSPIRE initiative, which brings together university-school-community collaborators to create new possibilities in professional learning experiences that enable joyful and meaningful growth for educators and students in various learning contexts. She is the co-author of “Intentional Talk: How to Structure and Lead More Productive Mathematical Discussions” and a two-time recipient of the Journal of Teacher Education’s Article of the Year Award.