Patrick W Wachira, PhD
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 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: Teacher Education
 Office: JH 313
 Phone: 216-687-3747
 Email: P.WACHIRA@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 313, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Education:
B.S., Mathematics/Chemistry, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 1993
M.Ed., Mathematics Education, Millersville University, PA, 1998
Ph.D., Mathematics Education, Kent State University, OH, 2005
 
Brief Bio:
Dr. Wachira holds a joint appointment in the departments of Mathematics and Teacher Education. His teaching experience includes teaching mathematics content and education courses both face-to-face and online. His main research interests are in the preparation of preservice teachers to teach mathematics in a way that develops understanding facilitated by appropriate and effective integration of technology in learning.
 
Honors and Awards:
2007 College of Education & Human Services,         Technology Innovation Award, $500

2007-10 College of Education & Human Services,     Faculty Mentoring Award, $3000
 
Research Interests:
Teacher Education: Research Interests  

1. Teaching geometry and measurement
2. Technology in Mathematics Teacher Education

Mathematics: Research Interests

1. History of Mathematics
2. Number theory
 
Teaching Areas:
Number, Patterns and Operations
Algebra and Functions
Data Analysis and Probability
Geometry and Measurement
Mathematics Teacher Education - K-12
Mathematics - Teaching, Assessment & Technology
 
Professional Affiliations:
(1) American Educational Research Association (AERA)
        Research focus on education in Africa and the Caribbean AERA-SIG

(2) National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

(3) The Research Council for Mathematics Learning (RCML)

(4) Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE)
 
Professional Service:
2007, Program Co-Chair, Research Council on Mathematics Learning
2007-  Member, ETS PPST PRAXIS National Advisory Commitee
 
Research Grants:
2009 Cleveland State University                     CSU Assessment Grant Award,    $2000

2007 Ohio Learning Network                          Technology Innovation Grant, $6000