• M.S., Biola University, La Mirada
  • M.A., Biola University, La Mirada
  • B.S., Biola University, La Mirada


Chelsie Balli is serving at Biola as the director of the quantitative reasoning program. This role will enhance the department’s contribution to the University’s core curriculum and requires a unique blend of mathematics and administrative expertise. Chelsie believes that the integration of faith and learning is a key element of the educational theory and practice of a Christian University which includes equipping students for all aspects of life after college. She has studied how confidence and understanding in mathematics are related to a person’s confidence and success in other areas of life, and she strives to equip her students with that very confidence. Chelsie comes to Biola after nearly seven years of progressive leadership responsibility in Mathnasium Company Centers, an organization consisting of 1,000 stores worldwide enhancing the understanding of mathematics in children matched with her graduate education in curriculum and instruction.


  • Member of National Numeracy Network.
  • Member of Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
  • Member of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.


  • Graduate Class Speaker for the School of Education, Biola University, La Mirada, Calif, 2018.

Research Interests

  • Math Education
  • Pedagogy
  • Instructional Practices
  • Memory in Math
  • Math Anxiety
  • Foundational Skills in Math
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Practical Applications in the Math Classroom

Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Mathematics
  • Christian Education
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Teaching
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