Daniel Ness, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at St. John's University, holds a Ph.D. from Columbia Universityâ€™s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Ness specializes in spatial development and cognition in STEM curriculum from birth through adolescence. He has also developed assessment techniques for diagnosing mathematical and scientific thinking. In addition, Dr. Ness has authored numerous articles on mathematics development and spatial and geometric thinking. His book, Spatial Intelligence: Why It Matters from Birth through the Lifespan (Routledge) appeared in 2017.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Development of spatial thinking; Development of mathematical thinking; Affordances with visuo-spatial constructive play objects