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Susie Morrissey

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education

Susie Morrissey


B.S. - St. Edward’s University - Mathematics/Computer Science
M.A. - Simmons College - Teaching Mathematics
Ph.D. - Illinois Institute of Technology - Mathematics Education


Dr. Morrissey is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education who teaches in both undergraduate and graduate programs. Prior to joining Mercer University, Dr. Morrissey taught high school mathematics for several years. Dr. Morrissey also taught mathematics at College of DuPage, and served as a Professional Development Consultant to improve mathematics education in Chicago area schools. Research interests center on enactment of effective mathematics teaching practices for pre-service and in-service teachers.


Methods of Teaching Mathematics (for elementary, middle and secondary teacher candidates)
Adolescent Development and Learning
Curriculum, Instruction and Planning
STEM Methods
Middle Level Integrated Methods II: Instruction and Assessment
Model-Based Reasoning
University Supervisor for middle and secondary math teacher candidates


Dr. Morrissey conducts research with colleagues and former students in the area of enacting effective teaching practices. Implications of her research inform her instruction on teaching methods. She has also entered into research collaborations with colleagues on disciplinary literacy and teacher retention.


Morrissey, S., Popovic, G., & Kartal, O. (2019). Preservice teachers’ anticipated student errors and related planned questions. In S. Otten, Z. de Araujo, A. Candela, & C. Munter (Eds.), Proceedings of the 41th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. St. Louis, MO: The University of Missouri.
Kartal, O., Popovic, G., Morrissey, S., & Holifield, L. (2017). Students' productive struggle through mathematical modeling. Illinois Mathematics Teacher, 64(1).
Popovic, G., & Morrissey, S. (2016). Accepted students' answers to higher order questions and conceptual understanding. In M. B. Wood, E. E. Turner, M. Civil, & J. A. Eli (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona


Dr. Morrissey serves on various committees for the College of Education. Her university service includes volunteering at Mercer University student recruitment events. She supports the community through providing retreats and soliciting grant funds for partnership schools. She also participates in the planning and leading of summer STEM camps for students in local middle and high schools. Outside service includes volunteering as a reviewer for mathematics and general education conferences and publications.