Barbara King

Associate Professor

Teaching and Learning

Office: ZEB 357A

Phone: 305-348-3215


Specialty: Mathematics Education

Dr. Barbara King joined the faculty of FIU in the Fall of 2012. Her research focuses on gender and racial/ethnic inequality in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), with a focus on the role academic performance plays in explaining disparities in STEM outcomes. Her additional research interests include examining the role of student embodiment in learning mathematics and examining the use of writing to promote changes in pre-service and in-service teachers thinking about instruction.

Research Areas

  • Gender and racial/ethnic inequality in STEM
  • The role of student embodiment in learning mathematics
  • Changing pre-service and in-service teachers beliefs about instruction