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Abe Wallin

Experience and Interests

Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (2021-present)
  • Regional Math Specialist, University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene (2013-2021)
  • Regional Math Specialist, Boise State University (2009-2013)
  • Adjunct Instructor – Mathematics Department, University of Idaho (2009-2016)
  • Senior Instructor and GEAR UP Coordinator, University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene (2007-2009)
  • Graduate Assistant/Instructor, University of Idaho (2004-2007)

Research Interests

  • Mathematics Instructional Coaching
  • Video Clubs for Educational Purposes
  • Teacher Noticing of Student Thinking
  • Curriculum Leadership

Professional Experience

  • Classroom Teacher (SpEd), Ellsworth Day Treatment, Ellsworth, WI (2004)
  • Classroom Teacher, St. Croix Boys’ Camp (SpEd), Sandstone, MN (2001-2004)


Professional Memberships

  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Wisconsin Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics

Presentations and Publications

Recent Publications

  • Amador, J., Wallin, A., Keehr, J., & Chilton, C. (2021). Collective noticing: teachers’ experiences and reflection on a mathematics video club. Mathematics Education Research Journal, 1-26.

  • Amador, J., Keehr, J., Wallin, A., & Chilton, C. (2020). Video complexity: Describing videos used for teacher learning. EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education.

  • Gillespie, R., Amador, J., & Wallin, A. (2020). Do they know they don’t know? Mathematics Teacher: Learning & Teaching PK-12.

  • Amador, J., Wallin, A., & Keehr, J. (2019). Action research through a collaborative structured teacher leader program to support mathematics instruction. Educational Action Research, 27:5, 691-708, DOI: 10.1080/09650792.2018.1528875.

  • Wallin, A. & Amador, J. (2019). Supporting secondary rural teachers’ development of noticing and pedagogical design capacity through video clubs. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 22(5), 515-540.

Fun Facts

Last book you read?

Wiggins, G. and McTighe, J. (2005). Understanding by design (2nd ed.). Pearson Education, Inc.

Best advice you ever received?

If you aren’t having fun while you are teaching, then you aren’t doing it right.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

A football player.

Favorite Quote?

“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” – Mark Twain

One thing about your school that you are most proud of?

The UWSP School of Education faculty is committed to preparing teachers for an everchanging educational landscape. Once accepted into the education programs at UWSP, students will be given opportunities to grow both in their courses on campus, and also in local K-12 classrooms.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

Few things are as exciting to me than watching students when they have an “ah-ha” moment in class. You can easily see that something just clicked and it provides instant feedback that I have helped another person make a connection.

A piece of advice for students in your school?

Teachers never stop learning; this is a career where we are all trying to improve constantly. If you want to be a teacher, you need to understand that there is always more work to do.

Abe Wallin
Assistant Professor - Education
Director of Youth Outreach - School of Education

454 College of Professional Studies


Ph.D. in Education
University of Idaho, 2015

M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction
University of Idaho, 2005

B.S. in Secondary Education - Social Studies
Minnesota State University-Moorehead, 2000