DR. TERUNI LAMBERG, IS AN AUTHOR, A PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS EDUCATION AND DIRECTOR OF NEVADA MATHEMATICS PROJECT STEM INITIATIVE
Meet Teruni Lamberg, Ph.D.
My mission is to help you support others to think, learn and be more creative.
When I was only 19 years old. I became a pre-school teacher in charge of a delightful group of children who loved coming to school. We had so much fun learning together and the classroom was a joyful place. I even had a huge group of parents who were my greatest supporters. So you can imagine my surprise when I was eventually told not to stimulate kid’s minds so much. I was told that I was changing the philosophy of the school and they let me go.
This is when my journey on education and understanding creativity began. I started to wonder why people did things that made no sense? I entered a teaching program and discovered that what I was doing was supported by research. I became an elementary teacher and as part of my master’s thesis, I studied creativity.
This was a passion of mine because I am also an artist and I love to paint. I was always intrigued by where ideas came from and how to generate ideas in a group setting. Understanding creativity is an important part of teaching as well as leading teams to innovate.
Fortunately, I had a wonderful experience teaching in Arizona as an elementary teacher at the Madison School District. My quest for knowledge resulted in me pursuing a Ph.D. in mathematics education and completing a post-doctorate at Vanderbilt University.
When I did my post-doctorate I transitioned from being a classroom teacher to becoming a researcher and traveled across the country, working on a research project that involved supporting teachers. This is when I began to study business literature along with research in mathematics education.
My journey brought me to Nevada. I am a mathematics education professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. I ran the Nevada Mathematics Project a statewide project that involved representation from every single school district in Nevada and even included charter and private schools. I had to really think about leadership and develop skills along the way.
When I am not working I love spending time with my husband, son and our playful huskie. My hobbies include oil painting and hiking whenever I can find the time. The photo on this website is a picture of Lake Tahoe that I love. This is where I wrote my leadership books.
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