Felicia Darling is a College Skills Mathematics Professor at Santa Rosa Junior College. She is an education scholar, and teacher educator who focuses on improving access to math content for all students. Her approach focuses on illuminating assets of students, who have been historically underrepresented in STEM fields, as they actualize their full potential. Of particular interest to her, are socioeconomically disadvantaged, first-generation-college, second-language-learner, and ethnic/racial minority students.
Felicia is a first-generation college student who has taught math for 25 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.
Felicia’s instructional model, research interests, and professional development for teachers focus on asset-based instruction, fostering a positive math mindset, applied problem solving, and facilitating productive conversations. She draws from her own research as well as researchers including Boaler, Dweck, Lotan and Cohen, Zwiers and O’Hara, and Hakuta.