Mary Kay Stein - Research and Grants
Faculty - Associate Director LRDC


Teacher Learning to Enact Productive Discussions in Mathematics and Literacy. The McDonnell Foundation, 2018-2023. PI: Mary Kay Stein, co-PIs: Christian Schunn, Lindsay Clare Matsumura, Richard Correnti, Jennifer Russell, (award amount: $2,499,651)
States as STEM learning environments: Building an indicator system to guide instructional improvement at scale, National Science Foundation, October 1, 2013-September 30, 2016. PI: Mary Kay Stein; Co-PIs: Richard Correnti and Jennifer Russell (award amount: $1,500,000
Coaching to improve common core aligned mathematics instruction in Tennessee, IES, July 2014-June 2017. Jennifer Russell, PI; co-PIs Mary Kay Stein, Richard Correnti, Lindsay Clare Matsumura, Victoria Bill, Emily Barton, & Nate Schwartz, (award amount: $2,500,000)

Collaborative Research: Modeling Engineered Levers for the 21st Century Teaching of STEM

2010 - 2014

The Influence of Classroom Practices on Student Outcomes in Direct versus Inquiry Oriented Approaches to Mathematics Instruction

2011 - 2013

Collaborative Research Strategies: The Robot Project

2010 - 2013

Collaborative, Technology-Enhanced Lesson Planning as an Organizational Routine for Continuous, School-Wide Instructional Improvement

Jul 1, 2009 - Jun 30, 2012

Research Interests

Mary Kay Stein


University of Pittsburgh
828 Learning Research and Development Center
3939 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260