Carl Juenke is a PhD candidate in Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and Human Development and has been awarded Senator of the Year for the TAMU-CC Student Government Association (SGA). He has served as the graduate senator for SGA this past year and was elected to serve another term for the 2016-17 school year. In this capacity, Carl has been the voice for graduate students, surveying students about important issues that impact this population and sharing survey results with the student government.
In addition to representing graduate students in student government, Mr. Juenke has been a graduate research assistant and graduate teaching assistant in the College of Education and Human Development, supervising student teachers and co-teaching a math methods course. He was selected as the Outstanding Doctoral Student for the College of Education and Human Development and was a finalist for the Outstanding Doctoral Student for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, 2016. Carl was recently elected president of the Graduate Student Organization (GSO) at TAMU-CC and was elected vice president for graduate students of the Phi Kappa Phi chapter, a national honor society at TAMU-CC.
Mr. Juenke has been researching the mathematical knowledge for teaching of K-2 math teachers in supporting struggling mathematics students for his dissertation. His study will focus on identifying the specific mathematics content knowledge teachers and interventionists need to effectively support students who are at-risk of failure in mathematics.