Professor Jodie Hunter is a Cook Island New Zealander with a passion for social justice and equity in education. She began her career as a primary school teacher before becoming an academic with an interest in mathematics and Pacific education. Her research interests and expertise include developing early algebraic reasoning, drawing on the funds of knowledge of diverse students and families to develop mathematical tasks, and examining student perspectives including their values and experiences in the classroom.
Jodie is currently a Rutherford Discovery Fellow and was previously a Fulbright Research Scholar. She co-leads a large-scale professional development and research project focused on culturally sustaining pedagogy and ambitious teaching in mathematics. This project spans schools across New Zealand, Niue and the Cook Islands.