Carmen M. Latterell is an associate professor of mathematics at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She holds a BA from the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, an MS from the University of Minnesota, and a PhD from the University of Iowa. Her current research interest is studentsí dispositions, interests, and motivations with respect to learning mathematics, including motivations to participate in activities in mathematics classrooms as well as motivations to major in mathematics and/or mathematics education.