Dr. Jill Drake, Ed. D

Jill Drake is an Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of West Georgia. She has over 25 years of experience as an early childhood educator, professor, and education consultant. Her research interests include a variety of topics related to early childhood and elementary mathematics education including using play to develop number sense, problem posing, problem-solving and the underrepresentation of females in STEM fields. She is internationally recognized for her research mathematics education and recently published her sixth book.


  • B.S., Education, Florida State University, 1990
  • M.Ed., Education, Florida State University, 1995
  • Ed.S., Education, Florida State University, 1995
  • Education - 18 hours of Math PostDoc, University of Georgia, 1999