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

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Chelsie Balli is serving at Biola University as the Director of the Quantitative Reasoning Program. This role enhances the department’s contribution to the university’s core curriculum and requires a unique blend of mathematics and administrative expertise. Balli believes that the integration of faith and learning is a key element of the educational theory and practice of a Christian university. This includes equipping students for all aspects of life after college. She has studied how confidence and understanding of 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. Balli comes to Biola after nearly seven years of progressive leadership responsibility in the Mathnasium Company Centers, an organization consisting of 1,000 locations worldwide. The goal of enhancing the understanding of mathematics in children matched well 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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