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

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Research Keywords:
Teacher Education, Mathematics, Technology, Culturally Responsive, Equity, Socio-constructivism, Mathematical Discourse
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 Mathematics education courses both face-to-face and online. His main research interests are in the preparation of teachers to teach mathematics in a way that develops understanding facilitated by appropriate and effective integration of technology in learning.  In addition, his research focuses on teaching mathematics in a way that is culturally responsive.
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
3. Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
4.      Teaching mathematics online  

Mathematics: Research Interests

1. History of Mathematics
2. Geometry and Measurement
3.      Algebra and Functions
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 Conference
Mentor, Action Research Project, Campus International School
Research Grants:
2013 CSU College Prep Academy. Amount $16851

2011 CSU Faculty Scholarship Initiative. Amount: $2928

2009    CSU Assessment Grant Award,    $2000

2007 Ohio Learning Network, Technology Innovation Grant, $6000