Paulo Tan, Ph.D.
Cadre 2 Technical Assistance Specialist
Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center 
 
  • Ph.D., Special Education (2014)
    Indiana University - Bloomington
  • B.S.Ed., Mathematics Education (1997)
    University of Kansas
  • M.S.Ed., Mathematics Education (1999)
    University of Kansas 
Secret Superpower: Turning lemons into lemonade
Dr. Paulo Tan is the State Cadre 2 TA Specialist for the MAP Center. He also holds the position of Assistant Professor of Urban Education at the University of Tulsa. Dr. Tan has extensive knowledge and experiences in equity-oriented technical assistant serving as a Technical Assistance Coordinator and as a Graduate Assistant for the Great Lakes Equity Center from 2011-2015. During this time, he was centrally involved in many of the Center’s key activities including professional learning, technical assistance, network and dissemination, and program evaluation. His work is driven by his passionate commitment to equity and social justice for individuals with disabilities. His research focuses on teacher learning, inclusive practices, and mathematics education. As such, he is actively involved in supporting pre- and in-service teachers to foster safe, inclusive, and high-quality learning environments. His work has been published in academic educational journals and he frequently presents his research at national and international professional conferences. Prior to his current roles, Dr. Tan was a mathematics teacher in the public schools in Kansas and Indiana for ten years where supported students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and supported students with a range of dis/abilities and English Language Learners in inclusive mathematics classrooms.