Michelle Phillips

Michelle Phillips, Ph.D.

University of Hawai‘i Maui College, Assistant Professor of Biology

Michelle has been involved with the Ethnomathematics Program since 2015, when it was a professional development institute. Ethnomathematics quickly became a passion of hers, and she continued her involvement by taking any opportunity she could to help promote the goals and spread the word about its power to transform our educational system. She was a member of the first cohort in the 2018-2019 Ethnomathematics Graduate Certificate. Her areas of interest include: place- and culture-based education, project-based learning, and helping her students and colleagues to understand that indigenous cultures have significant value and have played – and continue to play – an integral role in the scientific knowledge we have today.  She is currently an instructor in the Ethnomathematics Graduate Certificate program.