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James E. R. Beyers

Department Chair, Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Delaware, Curriculum and Instruction, Mathematics Education
M.Ed. University of Delaware, Mathematics Education
B.S. Towson University, Pure Mathematics


  • FSP151: The Math of Games and Gaming
  • MTT202: Methods of Teaching Mathematics
  • MAT101: Applied Liberal Arts Mathematics
  • MAT105: Mathematics Structures and Algorithms I for Educators
  • MAT106: Mathematics Structures and Algorithms II for Educators
  • ELE498: Inquiry into Learning (Capstone)
  • ELEM522: Math and Science Methods with an Emphasis on Inclusion
  • Supervision of Student Teachers

Research Interests

  • Teacher Candidates’ Mathematical Dispositions
  • How Teacher Candidates’ Mathematical Dispositions are Related to Learning Mathematics
  • How Teacher Candidates’ Mathematical Dispositions are Related to Teaching Mathematics
  • How Teacher Candidates Evaluate Evidence of Student Learning
  • How Differentiating Instruction Impacts Adult Learners with Special Needs

 Professional Affiliations and Service

  • Co-Director of the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship here at TCNJ
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
  • Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA)
  • New Jersey Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (NJAMTE)
  • Faculty advisor to the TCNJ Table Tennis Club

Contact Information

Title Associate Professor, Department Chair
Phone 609.771.3422
Fax 609.637.5197

Personal Note

Awesome Possum!