Ming C. Tomayko, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Ming Tomayko

Contact Information

7800 York Road, Room 324


Ph.D., Education
University of Maryland College Park
M.Ed., University of Maryland College Park
B.A., Mathematics Education
Washington University in St. Louis

Areas of Expertise

Mathematics Education
Teacher Professional Development


Dr. Tomayko joined the mathematics faculty in 2007. She earned her B.A. in secondary mathematics education from Washington University in St. Louis and both her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Maryland College Park. She taught high school mathematics in Montgomery County Public Schools, mathematics for gifted elementary students at the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, and various mathematics education courses at the University of Maryland.

Dr. Tomayko has an interest in teacher education, teacher induction, and professional development. She is currently a member of the American Educational Research Association, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, and the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Recent Publications

  • Putting TPACK on the radar: a visual quantitative model for tracking growth of essential teacher knowledge (with J. Colvin), Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education 15 (2014).
  • Become an Escher sleuth (with L. Cooper and S. Spitzer), Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School 18 (2013), 378-385.
  • Understanding place-value (with L. Cooper), Teaching Children Mathematics 17 (May 2011), 558-567.