Carol Fry Bohlin is a professor of mathematics education at California State University, Fresno (CSUF). She serves as Co-PI and CSUF master's cohort coordinator for STEPSS (Strategies for Teacher Excellence Promoting Student Success), a 5-year Local Systemic Change grant providing mathematics professional development for K-6 teachers, preservice teachers, and administrators in the Visalia Unified School District located in California's Central Valley. Since her arrival at Fresno State in 1990, Dr. Bohlin has served as PI of the San Joaquin Valley Mathematics Project, a 5-county K-12 mathematics leadership development project. In 1999, she also served as Co-Director of the Central Valley Mathematics Preparation Initiative, providing courses in mathematics content and pedagogy for underprepared secondary school mathematics teachers. From1998-2001, Dr. Bohlin served as Co-Director for Mathematics of the CPEC-funded grant, Science and Mathematics Preservice Partnership Program (SMP3) for preservice and inservice K-6 teachers,
Dr. Bohlin is actively involved in numerous professional associations in the areas of mathematics education and psychology. She served as President of the Brain/Neurosciences and Education SIG of AERA from 1998-2000. In 1996, she co-chaired a statewide conference for instructors of elementary mathematics methods courses in San Francisco, which was supported by the California Mathematics Council (CMC) and NSF. In 1994, she chaired the School Science and Mathematics Association conference and the CMC-CS/CCSTA Mathematics, Science and Technology Conference in 1995.
In April 2002, Dr. Bohlin co-directed a project bringing together mathematics educators from 21 campuses of the CSU system for a 3-day retreat to discuss policy and instructional issues related to K-12 teacher preparation in mathematics. This project included the development of the web-based CSU Mathematics Education Resource Center and Blackboard-based Mathematics Educator Forum, both of which Dr. Bohlin coordinates. Also in April 2002, Dr. Bohlin served on a team that coordinated a one-day conference for LSC site leaders on effective public engagement strategies in mathematics education reform.
Since 2000, Dr. Bohlin has produced a popular weekly online news journal for mathematics educators, the California Online Mathematics Education Times (COMET), which provides state and national news and information for K-12 teachers, instructional leaders, and mathematics educators (http://csmp.ucop.edu/cmp/comet/).
Prior to coming to Fresno State, Dr. Bohlin was a visiting assistant professor of mathematics education at Indiana University and at The Ohio State University, where she received her doctorate in mathematics education and received a university-wide teaching award while teaching in OSU's Department of Mathematics. She taught junior high school mathematics in Charlotte, NC after receiving her bachelor's degree in mathematics and science education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1980.