THE QTEL TEAM
Senior Program Associate in Mathematics
Haiwen Chu is a Senior Research Associate in WestEd's Quality Teaching for English Learners initiative. Dr. Chu specializes in secondary mathematics education. He designs educative curriculum materials that expand the expertise of mathematics teachers to support their English Learners in simultaneously developing conceptual, analytic, and linguistic practices through participation in classroom lessons characterized by quality interactions.
In his research and development work, Dr. Chu draws upon his extensive experience as a mathematics teacher for recently-arrived immigrants and English Learners. He has worked in varied teaching and research roles for the City University of New York, including a Research Fellow for Latino demographics and an adjunct lecturer in mathematics education. Dr. Chu has expertise in mixed methods research design, classroom observations, longitudinal data analysis, and What Works Clearinghouse standards.
Dr. Chu presents widely at conferences focused on research and practice. He serves as a co-Principal Investigator for the National Research and Development Center to Improve Education for Secondary English Learners at WestEd, funded by the Institute of Education Sciences.