Published: March 26, 2024 | Updated: March 22, 2024

40 Under 40: Julie Amador



For 12 years, Julie Amador has worked as a professor of mathematics education at the University of Idaho.

She recently took an administrative position as Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development for the College of Education, Health and Human Science. In that capacity, she studies effective instructional practices that consider students’ mathematical thinking and supports math educators to make instructional decisions in K-12 classrooms.

“This work is important to me because ultimately it affects the education that K-12 students receive in mathematics and the health of society,” Amador said. “Researching best practices and supporting others to conduct and disseminate similar research provides opportunity for growth and development that can have a lasting impact.”

Amador said she wanted to recognize the personal and professional mentors who have helped her.

“These people are in the community and they make a difference in the lives of others,” she said. “I’d like these people to know that they have paved the way for my community involvement and leadership and their contributions to North Idaho and beyond are incredible.”