BS in Mathematics/Computer Science, St. Edward’s University
MA in Teaching Mathematics, Simmons College
PhD in Mathematics Education, Illinois Institute of Technology


Dr. Morrissey is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education. 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 in urban and rural schools.


Methods of teaching mathematics


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 (p. 437). Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona.