Dr. Felicia Darling is a first-generation college student who has taught math for almost 30 years at both the secondary and college levels. She possesses a Ph.D. in Math Education from Stanford University and is a Fulbright Scholar. She holds a Bachelors in Mathematics, an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, a California single-subject math credential, and a California Teacher of English Learners Certificate.
She is a math instructor, teacher educator, and education scholar who focuses on improving access to math content for all students. Her approach focuses on illuminating assets of students who are underrepresented in STEM fields in the US—especially socioeconomically disadvantaged, first-generation-college, and linguistic and ethnic/racial minority students.
Felicia’s work focuses on asset-based instruction, fostering a positive math mindset, real-life problem solving, and facilitating productive conversations to support students as they actualize their full potential in math. She draws from her own research as well as researchers including Boaler, Dweck, Lotan and Cohen, Steele, Zwiers and O’Hara, and Hakuta. Currently, Felicia is a College Skills Mathematics Professor at Santa Rosa Junior College.