Dr. Nicole Panorkou, a Fulbright Visiting Scholar, has joined Dr. Confrey and Dr. Maloney and the GISMO group to work on the Graphs ‘n Glyphs and DELTA/LPPSync projects in fall 2011. A native of Limassol, Cyprus, she obtained a bachelors degree in Educational Sciences (primary education) from the University of Cyprus in 2005, and was an elementary teacher for several years. She has worked as a facilitator in modules of both mathematics education and research methodologies. She resumed her academic studies at Warwick University in England, completing an MSc in Mathematics Education. She completed her PhD in Education at the Institute of Education (University of London). Her thesis supervisor was Professor David Pratt, and examining professors Richard Noss (Institute of Education, University of London) and John Mason (Open University). Dr. Panorkou’s thesis research was a phenomenographic study of students’ experiences of dimension. Her long-term research interests focus on the ways that technology and modeling can foster the utility of mathematical concepts.