Dr. Rachael M. Welder

Honors & Certifications

STaR–Service, Teaching, & Research in Mathematics Education–Program Fellow, 2010-2011

Competitive, nation-wide, National Science Foundation funded (Grant 0922410), mentorship project for early career mathematics education faculty. Participated in summer retreat to collaborate with new mathematics education professors; mentored by senior professors to strengthen research, teaching, and leadership skills

Program Directors: Dr. Barbara Reys and Dr. Robert Reys (University of Missouri)

Faculty Fellowship Publications Program Fellow, 2008-2009

Competitive, university-wide, CUNY funded, mentorship program for untenured faculty 

Gender Equity Project Junior Faculty Workshop Series Participant, 2008

Competitive, university-wide, National Science Foundation funded, professional development program for untenured faculty


Academic Honors

Graduate Teaching Assistantship

Montana State University, 2003-2007

Graduate Teaching Assistantship

University of North Dakota, 2001-2003

USAA All-American Collegiate Scholar Award, 2001

Summa Cum Laude

University of Mary (Bismarck, ND), 2001

National Dean’s List, 1997-2001

North Dakota Scholar Award, 1997-2001

Competitive, statewide program awarding full tuition scholarships for undergraduate studies to outstanding high school graduates

University Dean’s List

University of Mary, Bismarck, ND, 1997-2001

University Pacesetter Scholarship Recipient

University of Mary, Bismarck, ND, 1997-2001

American Association of University Women Scholarship Winner
(for undergraduate studies), 1997

North Dakota Association of Dance and Drill Scholarship Winner (for undergraduate studies), 1997

Bismarck Public School Board Scholarship Winner
(for undergraduate studies), 1997

Grimsrud Elementary School Alum Scholarship Winner
(for undergraduate studies), 1997

Tandy Technology Scholar Award, 1997

President’s Award for Educational Excellence, 1997

Century High School, Bismarck, North Dakota, 1997

National Honor Society Member, 1994–1997

Professional Recognition

Professional Honors

Presidential Faculty Research Advancement Awards, Hunter College, 2012, 2013

Presidential grant competition to support faculty research

Presidential Travel Awards, Hunter College, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Department Travel Awards, Hunter College, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

George N. Shuster Faculty Fellowship Award, Hunter College, 2012

Presidential grant competition to support faculty research

University of Georgia College of Education Travel Award, 2011

Award supported participation in an Interdisciplinary Conference on Assessment in K-12 Mathematics: Collaborations Between Mathematics Education and Psychometrics in Atlanta, GA. Funding provided by the National Science Foundation (DRL-1052618) [unable to attend due to medical reasons].

William Stewart Travel Award, 2010

Competitive, university-wide, CUNY funded, program to support travel for faculty to present research

Research Enhancement Award, Montana State University, 2006

Award supported travel to the University of Michigan to become certified to administer the Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching (MKT) measures. The MKT item database was utilized in my dissertation research to construct unique measures assessing prerequisite algebra concepts.

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative Human Research Certification. National Institutes of Health, 2004, 2011.

Certification for Administering the Mathematics Knowledge for Teaching Measures. Learning Mathematics for Teaching Project, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2006; Harvard University, Boston, MA, 2010.

Initial Educator Licensure for Teaching Secondary Mathematics, Grades 9-12. Issued by the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board, 2001.