Dr. Anna Bargagliotti is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at LMU. She joined the faculty at LMU in 2011. She has a Ph.D. in mathematics from University of California, Irvine as well as a master’s degree in statistics from University of California, Los Angeles. Her primary research areas include mathematics and statistics education, statistical methodology, and nonparametric statistics.
Dr. Bargagliotti’ mathematics/statistics education research focuses on how teaching practices affect the learning of mathematics and statistics. In conjunction with this, she is particularly interested in how a teacher's understanding of mathematics and statistics influences teaching practices, and in turn, influences student achievement. She is currently developing teaching training materials through the NSF-funded Project-SET.
She is one of the writers for the upcoming (December, 2014) Statistics Education for Teachers report sponsored by the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Dr. Bargagliotti’s work in this area has appeared in journals such as Journal for Statistics Education, Mathematics Teaching in Middle Schools, and Journal for Research on Educational Effectiveness. She explored aspects of statistical methodology in the context of education while working with large education related data sets. Along with this line of research, she has an emerging agenda in the area of value-added modeling and growth modeling for measuring teacher effectiveness.
Her research in nonparametric statistics focuses on how ranked data structures affect nonparametric statistical tests. Along with Michael Orrison at Harvey Mudd College, she has developed a framework for the creation of new nonparametric tests based on ranks and used it to create tests to answer specific research questions. Her work in this area has appeared in journals such as the Journal for Nonparametric Statistics, PRIMUS, and Communications in Statistics.
Dr. Bargagliotti has extensive experience with education related grants. Currently, she is the PI of Project-SET
and a Co-PI on an IES Goal 3 Efficacy Study. In addition, Dr. Bargagliotti directs the Masters in Mathematics for Teachers program at LMU. She has experience teaching several statistics courses to both in-service and pre-service teachers as well as delivering PD workshops. Dr. Bargagliotti is a member of the American Statistical Association, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Mathematics Association of America, Association of Women in Mathematics, and the American Educational Research Association. She is also an associate editor for the Journal of Statistics Education.