Andrew Hood


UC Davis
PhD Student


Andrew Hood is former mathematics teacher who is currently pursuing a PhD in Education at UC Davis. Andrew has received a BS in Mathematics Sciences from UC Santa Barbara, and a single subject teaching credential and MA in Education from UC Davis. Between 2014 and 2020, Andrew taught secondary mathematics in Palo Alto and a Title I school in San Jose. During this time, Andrew developed strategies for working with EL students, created and implemented curricula for various International Baccalaureate mathematics courses, advised a robotics club, and spent his summers working as an instructional coach for Breakthrough Silicon Valley. Currently, Andrew is in the first year of his PhD program, and supervises secondary mathematics teacher candidates at San Jose State University. His research interests include mathematics education and teacher education, in particular teacher candidate supervisors’ professional networks. Andrew has a passion for teaching mathematics and working with prospective teachers and hopes to ultimately find a career working with teacher candidates in a university teacher education program. In his free time, Andrew enjoys hiking, traveling, racquetball, and video games.