Assistant Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Having recently completed his PhD at the Numerical Cognition Lab and Western University, Zack Hawes returns to The Robertson Program and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education as an Assistant Professor in the MA program in Child Study and Education – the very program he completed nearly 10 years ago. Zack’s research lies at the intersection of psychology, neuroscience and education, focusing on answering questions about how people learn and do mathematics. He has published numerous academic articles and books on the topic of mathematics learning. In addition to his lab-based research, Zack has a keen interest in sharing and discussing research with educators and translating research into classroom practice. He has extensive experience in mathematics education and has worked closely with school boards and teams of educators in an effort to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics. Zack has also worked closely with educational industry partners, such as TVO, and consulted for large-scale organizations, such as the Ontario Ministry of Education.