Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education - Director

Dr. Vincent SnipesDr. Vincent T. Snipes is currently the Director of the Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education and a Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Mathematics at Winston-Salem State University. He has been a recipient of the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Innovator Award in 2010.  He earned BS and MS degrees in Secondary Mathematics Education from North Carolina A&T State University and a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from Florida State University. Dr. Snipes has taught at the high school, community college, and university levels. His research focuses on the mathematics education of African American students and policy and equity issues in mathematics education.

Dr. Snipes is the Secondary Mathematics Education Coordinator at Winston-Salem State University. Dr. Snipes serves as a mathematics consultant for the National Science Foundation (NSF) SCIMAX Grant held by the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Schools, where he conducts mathematics workshops for public school teachers grades 3-8. Furthermore, he conducts Family Math Activities for students and their parents at various schools within the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school district. Dr. Snipes serves on the NC State Mathematics Contest Committee and is the contest chair and creator of the Winston-Salem State University Mathematics Faceoff Contest.

Some of Dr. Snipes' awards and honors earned are North Carolina Teaching Fellow, North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Outstanding Mathematics Education Student of the Year (Central Region), the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship, as well as induction into numerous honor societies. He was the first North Carolina Teaching Fellow to receive a Ph.D., which took place in 1997. His accomplishments also include presentations at several national and state conferences and research publications. Some of his publications include:

Martin, G., Snipes, V., & etc. (2009).  NCTM Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making.  Reston,VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Snipes, V., Reed, J., & Valdez, Patricia. (2008). Addressing equity issues at multiple levels:  Facilitating equity in mathematics. The Centroid, 34 (2), 7-9.

Snipes, V. & Waters, R. (2005). The mathematics education of   African Americans in North Carolina from the Brown Decision to No  Child Left     Behind. The Negro Educational Review, 56, (2&3), 107-126.

Snipes, V. & Moses-Snipes P. (Eds.) (2005). The mathematics education and science education of African Americans [ Monograph ]. The Negro Educational Review, 56 (2&3).

Snipes, V., Ellis, W., & Thomas, J. (2006). Are HBCUs up to speed technologically?: One case study. Journal of Black Studies.

Currently, he is working on research involving mathematics and culture and assessment in the mathematics classroom.

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