Carrie L. La Voy, Ph.D.

School of Education - Curriculum & Teaching
Multi-Term Lecturer
Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Kansas
Primary office:
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Room 339
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101
Second office:
Dole Human Development Center
Room 3088D


Mathematics Education:

Carrie La Voy, lecturer, joined the KU School of Education faculty full-time in the fall of 2010. Previously she worked as an adjunct faculty member at The University of Kansas, Johnson County Community College, Ottawa University, and Haskell Indian Nations University, where she taught mathematics courses and education courses. La Voy earned her Ph.D., MSE, and BSE from The University of Kansas.

La Voy specializes in middle and secondary mathematics education.


Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Kansas

M.S.E., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Kansas

B.S.E., Elementary Education, University of Kansas


Carrie La Voy is a multi-term lecturer with the Department of Curriculum and Teaching in the School of Education. She teaches undergraduate pre-service teachers and graduate-level students. Her area of expertise is mathematics education.


Her research interests include methods of differentiating assessment and instruction, investigating why students (at all levels) struggle with mathematics, and improved methods of training pre-service teachers in mathematics education. La Voy currently serves on the professional advisory board at Horizon Academy, a private, fully accredited school specializing in serving children with learning disabilities. Recently, she spoke about multi-sensory approaches to teaching mathematics to young children, at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics regional conference.

Selected Publications

La Voy, C. L. (2011). Remembering the Teachers Who Touched Our Lives. The Jayhawk Educator: The University of Kansas School of Education Alumni Magazine .

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