DepartmentSchool of Education
Biola AffiliationsFaculty



  • Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
  • M.S., California State University, Fullerton
  • B.A., Biola University

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Lorelei Coddington has served in numerous roles such as professor, classroom teacher, researcher, and curriculum consultant, which have enabled her to support teacher development through coursework taught at Biola University, Claremont Graduate University and Whittier College. She received her Doctor of Education from Claremont Graduate University in 2014. Coddington’s research examines teacher knowledge, reflection and videos in professional development. Previous research projects have included three multi-year k-12 grants examining curriculum, teaching, and learning in math, science, and history. Her book, “Teaching Outside the Box: Technology-Infused Math Instruction,” published in 2019 (Kendall/Hunt), supports pre-service and inservice teachers’ mathematics pedagogy.


  • Co-chair of Liberal Studies — Biola University
  • American Educational Research Association
  • California Council on Teacher Education
  • California Reading Association
  • Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education


  • DigLibArts Learning Communities Award, Whittier College, 2017.
  • DigLibArts Teaching & Technology Award, Whittier College, 2016.
  • CCTE Quest for Teacher Education Research Participant, 2015–2016.
  • CGU Dissertation Award, 2013–2014.

Publications (Selected)

  • "Teaching outside the box: Technology infused math instruction," Dickenson, P., Coddington, L. Kendell-Hunt Publishing, 2018. 
  • "Mathematical approaches and strategies." Coddington, L. R. Preparing pre-service teachers for the inclusive classroom, IGI Global, 2017. 
  • "Exploring identity of prospective math and science teachers through reflections in early field contexts." Coddington, L., Swanson, L. Journal of Teacher Education and Educators, 2019. 
  • "Creating partnerships between teachers & undergraduates interested in secondary math and science education." Swanson, L. H., Coddington, L. R. Teaching & Teacher Education, 2016."
  • An investigation of teachers’ noticing, cognitive demand, and mathematical knowledge for teaching: Video reflections in an elementary mathematics context," Coddington, L. R. CGU Theses & Dissertations, 2014. 
  • "CRA instructional approach," Coddington, L. R. SGVMC Facts, 2012.


  • Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) PD Forum, Anaheim, CA
    Presented on "Orchestrating productive math discussions." November 2019 
  • California Mathematics Council (CMC) South, Palm Springs, CA
    Co-presented with P. Dickenson on "Math in the middle: Making math workshop work for you." November 2019.
  • Annual Meeting/Exposition National Council Teachers of Mathematics, San Diego, CA. Co-presented with P. Dickenson on "Teaching outside the box: Technology-infused instruction." April 2019.
  • Annual Meeting American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX
    Presented on "Teachers’ perspectives on using video-recorded lessons during professional development." April 2017.
  • California Council on Teacher Education Conference, San Diego, CA
    Presented on "Leveraging video to promote reflection and teacher change in professional development." October 2015. 
  • Annual Meeting American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. Presented on "An investigation of teachers’ mathematical knowledge for teaching and cognitive demand within professional development." April 2015.
  • Annual Meeting/Exposition National Council Teachers Mathematics, New Orleans, LA
    Co-presented with W. Snyder and K. Baldridge on "Early algebraic reasoning and misconceptions of the equal sign." April 2014.
  • Annual Meeting American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA
    Co-presented with L.H. Swanson on " Creating partnerships between teachers and undergraduates interested in secondary math and science." April 2014.
  • Annual Conference National Association for Research Science Teaching, Pittsburgh, PA
    Co-presented with L.H. Swanson on "Investigating ways prospective and practicing science teachers co-plan and co-implement curricular reform." March 2014.
  • Annual Conference Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Irvine, CA
    Presented with S. Brown, R. Ambrose, J. Orosco on "Watching ourselves and our colleagues: Understanding the role of local video in the context of professional development." February 2014.

Research Interests

  • Teaching and learning contexts
  • Teacher cognition and identity — teacher knowledge, reflection and practice
  • Innovative designs for preservice teacher education and teacher professional development


  • Educational inquiry
  • Mathematical discourse in the context of the Common Core
  • Models and strategies for teaching and learning
  • Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics in Early Childhood Education
  • Multiple Subject Curriculum & Pedagogy: Mathematics and Science
  • Learning and Learners
  • Multiple Subject Curriculum & Pedagogy: Language Arts with History-Social Science and visual and performing arts
  • Second Language Acquisition Theory and Methodology
  • Literacy Development in the Elementary Classroom
  • Sociological and Anthropological Perspectives in Education
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