Joel Amidon

Professor of Teacher Education

Joel C Amidon

Dr. Amidon’s work is focused on leading people to love others through teaching.


Dr. Joel Amidon is Professor of Teacher Education in the University of Mississippi's School of Education, Vice President of Communications and Outreach for the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, and the President of the Mississippi Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.

Dr. Amidon is also the host/co-host of several podcasts focused on the improvement of teaching; Amidon Planet, Road to Better Teaching with Dr. Ann Monroe, and the Teaching Math Teaching podcast with Dusty Jones, Jen Wolfe, and Eva Thanheiser.

Dr. Joel Amidon prepares teachers of mathematics, mentors doctoral students, and does research to consider what it looks like to teach mathematics/teach mathematics methods as agape, an unconditional act of love. His specialization is in mathematics education and the improvement of pedagogy to address issues of equity and justice.


Curriculum Vitae


B.S. Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2002)

M.S. Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2006)

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2011)