Dr. Jaime Curts is the Chair/Associate Professor for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) at the College of Education (COE) at The University of Texas Pan-American
He attended the National University of Mexico (UNAM) and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Science (thesis in Biomathematics).
After working as a lecturer in Mathematics for Biologists for two years, UNAM offered him a scholarship to study at Colorado State University
where he obtained a Master’s degree in Education. He continued his graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and obtained
a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education with a minor in Quantitative Educational Psychology. His doctoral thesis has been used as reference for other
graduate studies. At UW-Madison he was awarded with the “William Vilas Scholarship.”
Between 1984 and 1998 he worked for UNAM as an Associate Professor and Assistant to the Academic Vice-President, Associate Director for Institutional
Planning and Effectiveness and Associate Director for Academic Planning and Statistics. During this period he authored/co-authored several research papers
and awarded with the “National Researcher Candidate Diploma” by the Mexican Federal Government. He was also an outside consultant and worked for
the Academy for Educational Development in Washington, DC.
In January 2000 he started as a Lecturer for the C&I Department and in September 2000 he was offered a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. In April
2003 he received “The Provost’s Award for Excellence” and by 2006 he achieved tenured and promotion to Associate Professor. He has served
as the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program Coordinator and during the period 2001-2005 he was one of the Co-Directors for the Preparing Tomorrow’s Teacher
to Use Technology Grant ($1.3 million US dollars from the Federal Government).
Finally, he has published several articles, book chapters (English and Spanish) and his research agenda includes measuring cognitive growth of pre-service and
in-service mathematics teachers using technology and meta-cognitive tools.