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Julian Viera
Dr. Julian Viera, Jr.
Assistant Professor|Mathematics
Dr. Julian Viera, Jr.
Office Location
MAC 225
Office Hours
  • Tue/Thurs: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • You can always knock on my door, I am usually in my office.
  • MAT 104 B
  • MAT 202
  • MAT 203
Additional Departments
  • Education Studies

Dr. Julian Viera Jr. is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at Berea College. He earned his Ph.D. with a specialization in Teaching, Learning, and Culture from the University of Texas at El Paso. His research specialization is language use and development in online mathematics courses to form digital biliterate learning communities. His teaching and research interests are in developing equity through sociocultural methodologies.

  • PhD. University of Texas at El Paso. Department of Teacher Education: Teaching Learning and Culture. May 2017. Area of concentration: Math education, online education, biliteracy, and digital literacies. Dissertation: “Emergent bilinguals’ engagement in an online mathematics course utilizing an intelligent tutoring system.”
  • M.S. University of Texas at El Paso. Theoretical Mathematics. December 1994.
  • B.S., University of Texas at El Paso. Mathematics December 1992.
Publications & Works
  • Schmidt, A., Bush, S., B., Rakes, C., Ronau, R., Desai, S., Fisher, M., Amick, L., Viera, J., Safi, F., & Andreasen, A., (20##), Factors contributing to the use of mathematical discourse by secondary teacher candidates.

    Viera, J., Guevara, N., Rader, L., Kosheleva, O. (2024) Exploring Dilations and Scale Factors by Creating Living Spaces for Mar's Exploration. In PBI Snapshots: Using Problem-based Instruction in Short, Standards-Connected Lessons. [Chapter submitted for publication].

    Viera, J., & Kosheleva, O. (2023). Historical Diversity Through Base-10 Representation of Mayan Math. In Decision Making Under Uncertainty and Constraints: A Why-Book (pp. 49-62). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

    Rakes, C. R., Stites, M. L., Ronau, R. N., Bush, S. B., Fisher, M. H., Safi, F., ... & Viera, J. (2022). Teaching Mathematics with Technology: TPACK and Effective Teaching Practices. Education Sciences, 12(2), 133.

    Viera, J., Kosheleva, O., & Kreinovich, V., (2019). From gig economy to gig education.
    Mathematical Structures and Modeling, 50, 107-111.

    Viera, J., Kosheleva, O., & Kreinovich, V., (2019). Should school feel like a family: Lessons from business controversy as interpreted by decision making theory. Mathematical Structures and Modeling, 50, 112-116.

    Viera, J. (2018). Emergent bilinguals self-affecting their self-efficacy through bilingual digital environments. In M. J. Spector, B. B. Lockee, & M. Childress (Eds.), Learning, design, and technology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-17727-4. Switzerland: Springer Nature.

    Viera Jr, J., Kosheleva, O., & Kreinovich, V. (2018). Psychological Behavior of English
    Learners Utilizing a Cognitive Tutor in an Online Pre-Calculus.

    Viera, J., Kosheleva, O., & Shahbazova, S., (2018). Bilingual students benefit from using both languages. In L. Zadeh, R. R. Yager, S. N. Shahbazova, M. Reformat, & V. Kreinovich (Eds.), Recent Developments and New Direction in Soft Computing: Foundations and Applications (pp. 431-439). Switzerland: Springer Cham.

    Viera, J., M. J., Munter, J., & Kosheleva, O. (2014). College readiness for Hispanic future teachers: the effectiveness of a cognitive learning computer system in improving mathematical skills. The Texas forum of teacher education, 4, 62-173.

    Viera, J. (2013). Intelligent tutoring software and their effectiveness for Pre-calculus. In Inside AT (