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Melanie Wertz

Visiting Senior Program Associate

Learning Sciences Research Institute


Building & Room:

1570-P SSB


1240 W. Harrison St.

Office Phone:

(312) 413-2023



Melanie Wertz has had a unabated love for mathematics since early childhood. She completed her B.A. in Mathematics at Swarthmore College before the tech boom drew her into a lengthy career in corporate IT. When volunteering at a youth center revealed her interest in helping young people love math, she decided to become a teacher. Through a Math for America fellowship, she obtained her master’s degree at Teachers College, Columbia University and went on to teach both middle school and high school mathematics in New York City public schools. She joined the UIC team in 2011.

Selected Presentations

MCMI (Metro Chicago Mathematics Initiative)