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Crystal Morton, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Research, Great Lakes Equity Center; Founding Executive Director, Girls STEM Institute
Dr. Crystal Morton

Crystal Morton is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Urban Teacher Education at IU School of Education, Indianapolis where she serves as the Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development. She also serves as Associate Director of Research for the Great Lakes Equity Center and board member for TechPoint Foundation for Youth, and is the founder and director of Girls STEM Institute.

Morton’s scholarly work focuses on secondary mathematics education, emphasizing the role of informal STEM learning in fostering equitable and transformative mathematics teaching and learning experiences. She primarily examines the learning experiences--specifically mathematics learning experiences--of Black girls in grades 3-12.

As a former high school mathematics teacher, she is passionate about providing historically marginalized populations opportunities to become the next generation of STEM professionals, leaders and decision-makers.

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