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George J. Roy, Ph.D.

Title: Professor, Middle Level Education
Program Coordinator, STEM Ed.D.
Department: Instruction & Teacher Education
College of Education
Phone: 803-777-8853
Office: Wardlaw 228
George J. Roy, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D., Education, University of Central Florida
  • M.Ed., Mathematics Education, University of Central Florida
  • A.B., Mathematics, Rollins College


Middle level mathematics education; technology


Integration of technology in mathematics classrooms; preservice teachers' development of mathematical content knowledge; university-school district partnerships



George J. Roy is a Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of South Carolina. He received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Rollins College and attained his Master of Education in Mathematics Education from the nationally recognized Lockheed Martin/University of Central Florida Academy for Mathematics and Science at University of Central Florida (UCF). George went on to receive his Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Mathematics Education from UCF. During his doctoral program, his primary area of research focused on preservice teachers' development of mathematical content knowledge. Prior to his position at USC, he taught middle school mathematics for eight years at Orange County Florida Public Schools. During his public school tenure, he achieved a National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certification in Early Adolescence Mathematics. Currently, Dr. Roy teaches mathematics methods courses as part of Middle Level Education program in the Department of Teacher Education. His current research efforts include examining uses of technology in middle school mathematics classrooms, and university-school district partnerships.

Notable Scholarly Contributions 

Professional Development School Liaison, Irmo Middle School

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Middle School Task Force and Writing Team. (2020). Catalyzing change in middle school mathematics: Initiating critical conversations. Author: Reston, VA.

Roy, G. J. (PI), Thompson, S.,Curcio, R., & Baker, M. (co-PIs). University of South Carolina-Carolina Transition to Teaching Program (TtT). U.S. Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement, funded for $4,691,976.89, Dates: 10/1/2019 to 9/30/2024.

Roy, G. J., Allen, J., & Thacker, K. (2020). Linking factors and multiples to algebraic reasoning. Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12, 113(3), 216-222.

Hodges, T. E., Roy, G. J, & Tyminski, A. M. (Eds.) (2018). Proceedings of the 40th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Greenville, SC: University of South Carolina.

Roy, G. J., Bush, S. B., Hodges, T. E., & Safi, F. (2017). Algebraic Expressions Inspire High Leverage Argumentation. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 23(2), 98-105.

Nolan, E., Dixon, J. K., Roy, G. J., & Andreasen, J. (2016). Leading the Change: Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching Grade 6 – 8. Solution Tree Press: Bloomington, IN.

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