Dreeben School of Education

Faculty and Administration


Dr. Beauford

Dr. Judy E. Beauford


Dr. Beauford was born and raised in San Antonio. She married Edward E. Beauford and has two grown children, Janice and Robert, and one granddaughter, Alexandra. She lives in Boerne, TX. Dr. Beauford taught middle school and high school mathematics, English, and computer science in public schools in the hill country.  She taught at Schreiner College before joining the University of the Incarnate Word in 1996. She moved from the Mathematics Department to the Dreeben School of Education in 2004 and serves as the Director of Doctoral Studies in that school.

Areas of Research:

  • Investigating the influence of language on mathematics learning, Dr. Beauford and her research team work in Texas, Mexico, and Bolivia with Pre-K and Kindergarten children introducing explicit number names as they first learn about the number system.
  • Integration of mathematics and science

Areas of Teaching:

  • Statistics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Research

Committee/University Service:

  • Faculty Affairs Committee, member spring 2011, Chair Fall 2011- Spring 2014
  • Ph.D. Advisory Committee in the Dreeben School of Education, Chair


  • Ph.D. in Mathematics Education, University of Texas at Austin
  • M. S. in Mathematics, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • B. S. in Education, North Texas State University, Denton, Texas

Selected Publications/Presentations:

  • Hall, S., & Beauford, J. (Fall, 2009). Partnership benefits university students and kindergartners. The Word. University of the Incarnate Word.
  • Beauford, J., Nagashima, Y., Wu, M. H. (2009). Using translated instruments in research. Journal of College Teaching and Learning, 6(5), 77-82.
  • Beauford, J. (2009). The great divide: Differences in mathematics between math and science class. Science Scope, 33(3), 44-48.
  • Beauford, J. E., & Yarema, C. (Spring, 2002). Comparison of mathematics and science TEKS. The Texas Mathematics Teacher.
  • Beauford, J. E. (1992). Statistics in science: A students' and teachers' manual for science, math and computer science projects and experiments. Saratoga, CA: R & E. Publisher

Professional Experience:

  • Eisenhower and Teacher Quality Grants (1998-2004), ranging from $50,000 to $80,000, were used to improve content and pedagogical knowledge for inservice teachers from the area. These grants focused on the integration of mathematics and science and supported the completion of masters degrees for 30-40 area teachers.
  • NASA funded $450,000 Minority University Mathematics, Science, and Technology Awards Program, grant (2000-2003), Integrating Math and Science for Pre-Service and In-Service Partnership, introduced the use of NASA materials to mathematics and science teachers for the integration of the two disciplines. Masters degrees were completed by 19 of the teacher participants.
  • Serve as chair and committee member on many doctoral dissertation committees in the areas of mathematics education, organizational leadership, international education and entrepreneurship, and higher education.


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