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Joe Garofalo
Phone: 434-924-0845
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Location: Bavaro Hall 206E
Department: Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education
Mailing Address: PO Box 400273, Charlottesville, VA 22904

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Associate Professor and Co-Director, Center for Technology and Teacher Education


  • Ph.D., Indiana University, 1982
  • M.Ed., Indiana University, 1982
  • M.S., New York University, 1975
  • B.A., Lehman College, 1973

Personal Statement

At Curry I split my time between being Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Co-Director of the Center for Technology and Teacher Education, and a mathematics education faculty member. Although these roles are different in many ways, they all involve problem solving. In my mathematics education role I oversee the secondary mathematics teacher education program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses in mathematics education, and work with doctoral students. Unfortunately, because of my varied job responsibilities, I attend lots of meetings!

When not at the Curry School, I spend much of my time coaching girls’ fast pitch softball and trying to learn to play electric blues guitar and bluegrass banjo. My wife and I are from New York, so we have a family of UVA and NY Giants football fans. Our two daughters both play trumpet, one in the UVA Cavalier Marching Band, and the other in her middle school orchestra. They also play guitar and bass. When they were younger, both were glad to play along with me; now, I am lucky to convince one of them to jam. Also, we are vegetarians and like to cook (and eat!).

Research Interests

My teaching and research interests are in mathematical problem solving and thinking, use of technology to enhance teaching and learning, and mathematics teacher education.


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