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Almir Smajic

Almir Smajic is an assistant professor of education in the College of Education at the University of Montevallo.

He obtained his B. S. degree in mathematics, a M.Ed. from Freed-Hardeman University and his Ph. D. in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in mathematics education from Texas Tech University.

At the University of Montevallo, he teaches mathematics methods, English Language Learners and diversity education courses to undergraduate and graduate students. Previously, he taught mathematics methods courses at Texas Tech University, mathematics courses at Gulf Coast Community College and ESL and mathematics at the elementary, middle and secondary levels in his home country of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Currently, he serves on the Diversity Committee, Montevallo Connection, Teacher Education Committee, Human and Animal Subjects Research Committee and membership committee of the School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA). In addition, Smajic is a reviewer for the SAGE Open Publications.

Smajic’s research interests are linked to the constructivist approach in teaching elementary and middle school mathematics and factors that influence mathematics teachers and their instructional practices.