Name: James Sheldon
Title: Doctoral Student
Institution: University of Arizona
I joined TODOS in 2014, just before attending the first TODOS conference.  I then returned in 2016 and 2018, presenting workshops on disability and LGBTQ inclusion in mathematics.  TODOS' vision of Mathematics for All is closely connected to my own research and teaching.  I teach mathematics classes at Pima Community College as well as for Art of Problem Solving.

In terms of educational background, I hold a Masters degrees in Equity and Social Justice in Education and in Special Education from San Francisco  State, as well as a Masters in Mathematics, Teaching Emphasis from University of Northern Colorado.  I am currently working on my PhD in Teaching and Teacher Education, Mathematics Education Focus, in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies at the University of Arizona.  My research focus is on studying marginalized teacher identities, particularly in the context of the mathematics classroom.

Service to the mathematics education community is of significant importance to me.   I blog for the American Mathematical Society, co-moderate the Mathematics Education Researchers Facebook group, and am a co-author of a recent NCTM publication, Humanizing Disability in Mathematics Education.   I have presented workshops at TODOS, the CPM National Conference, and CMC Asilomar.   I also served for a year ('16-'17) as a graduate student representative on the PME-NA Steering Committee, where I served on a committee to award scholarships to those in need of financial assistance to attend the conference.  I also have experience working with other types of non-profit organizations, including serving on the board of the Student California Teachers Association ('05-'07) and Desert Rain Zen (2017-Present).  In terms of board work, I am particularly interested in parliamentary procedure, bylaw documents, and social media marketing.
As a TODOS board member, my goal would be to continue to expand TODOS' equity work to encompass many different types of marginalized identities.  I am currently working with other TODOS members to found a TODOS LGBTQ SIG, and would like to work with other interested members to found similar SIGs in their area of interest.  I would also like to continue to build collaborations with other organizations interested in equity work, and to experiment with different ways to get our message and resources out to the broader mathematics education community.