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 Pedagogy, Equitable teaching, 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. Patrick Wachira is an associate professor in the departments of Mathematics and Teacher Education. His main research interests are in the preparation of teachers to teach mathematics with understanding facilitated by the appropriate and effective integration of technology.In addition, his research focuses on culturally responsive pedagogy.
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, Statistics 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:
2019 CSU Undergraduate Summer Research $1175; Funded
2019 CSU Campus International School Action Research Grant $500
2019 CSU Center for Urban Education Collaborative Action Research Grant $500; Funded
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