Linda Houser, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Program Evaluation and Assessment

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  • Ph.D., Indiana State University Curriculum & Instruction, 1992
  • M.S., Indiana State University Mathematics, 1988
  • B.S., Indiana State University Mathematics, 1972


Dr. Houser has 10 years of experience teaching mathematics in the public schools as well as numerous years of teaching administrative experience at the university level. She has served on more than twenty national or state NCATE accreditation teams and served as chair in over fifteen of them. She has completed the INTASC Mathematics Academy III and is an active member of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) at the state and local level having served as president for the state organization and is currently on the Board of Director for the national organization. Her interests are the teaching of mathematics for conceptual understanding and using storytelling to support mathematical understanding. She is involved at the state and national level in supporting education units in the design and implementation of unit assessment systems for their teacher education programs.

Courses Taught

  • EDUC-E 343 Mathematics in the Elementary Schools
  • EDUC-E 345 Mathematics Literacy in the Early Grades

Honors & Awards

  • Fall Conference Award (ATE-I)- 2009
  • Distinguished Service Award -Association of Teacher Educators - Indiana - 2004
  • Turkey Run Conference Award (ATE- I)- 2000

Grants & Funding

  • 2005-2006. Standards-based Assessment Project Grant – American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education - $15,000 – PI – funded
  • 1999. Understanding the Complexities in Teachers' Thinking and Practices, Proffitt Grant, 1999, $14,949. Funded STEP: Standards-Based Teacher Education Project, AACTE and CBE Grant, $44,000. Contributing author - Funded
  • 1999-2000. Enhancing Students' Mathematical Learning by Developing Mathematics Teachers for the 21st Century, Eisenhower Professional Development Program Grant, $78,702. Funded


  • Accreditation
  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Mathematics education

Professional Associations

  • NCATE Board of Examiner Member
  • Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE)
  • Association of Teacher Educators (ATE)-Board of Directors
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
  • Association of Teacher Educators – Indiana Unit (ATE-I)
  • Indiana Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (I-ACTE)