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Richard Kitchen

Professor and Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Mathematics Education

Contact InformationRichard Kitchen

Office: Education 322
Phone: 307-766-6377

Curriculum Vitae

  • Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction Mathematics Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.A. Mathematics, University of Montana
  • B.A. Mathematics, University of Colorado Denver

Richard Kitchen is Professor and Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Mathematics Education at the University of Wyoming. Dr. Kitchen holds a Ph.D. in mathematics education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.A. in mathematics from the University of Montana, and a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Colorado-Denver. Prior to joining the UW faculty in the Fall of 2017, Dr. Kitchen was the Kennedy Endowed Chair of Urban Education at the University of Denver (5 years), was a professor at the University of New Mexico (UNM) where he held a dual position in the College of Education and Department of Mathematics & Statistics (14 years), and was an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at San José State University (3 years). At UNM, he was a Co-Principal Investigator of the Center for the Mathematics Education of Latinos/as (CEMELA) that was funded through the National Science Foundation, Center for Learning and Teaching. Dr. Kitchen has also been a community college mathematics instructor, a high school mathematics teacher, taught middle school mathematics, and was a 1st/2nd grade teacher. Dr. Kitchen’s research area is diversity and equity in mathematics education. He is the author of one book, lead author of another book, the co-editor of three books, and initiated and served as a co-editor of the TODOS: Mathematics for All Research Monograph. Dr. Kitchen has published in a variety of journals, including research journals in mathematics education such as the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education and journals for teachers such Teaching Children Mathematics, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, Mathematics Teacher, and the Colorado Mathematics Teacher. Currently, Dr. Kitchen is developing the Discursive Mathematics Protocol (DMP), an instructional protocol in mathematics that is focused on simultaneously developing students’ mathematical reasoning and learning of the language of mathematics during problem-solving lessons. More information about the DMP can be found at: Dr. Kitchen has partnered with organizations such as the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the American Association for the Advancement of the Sciences (AAAS), Project 2061 as a professional development (PD) provider in mathematical content, mathematics pedagogy and assessment, and equity and diversity in mathematics education. He has worked nationally and internationally with schools and school districts as a consultant and PD provider. Dr. Kitchen served on the editorial panel for the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME) and was an editorial panel member for the 74th National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Yearbook entitled, “Professional Collaborations in Mathematics Teaching and Learning: Seeking Success for All.” He has served as a board member for a variety of organizations such as TODOS: Mathematics for All. Dr. Kitchen has also served as an external reviewer for the South African National Research Foundation (NRF) as well as the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Joint Research Projects. Lastly, Dr. Kitchen is the founder of Escuela Luz del Mundo, a progressive Christian middle school in Albuquerque, New Mexico that served the Mexican immigrant population of the city.

Research Interests
  • Diversity and equity in mathematics education
  • Designing mathematics instruction to support multilingual learners
  • School reform at urban schools that serve the poor
  • Professional development of K-16 teacher in mathematics
  • Formative assessment of multilingual learners
Current classes
  • EMAT 5100 - Theory & Research in Learning and Development
  • EMAT 5400 - Analysis & Critique of Research in Mathematics Education
  • EDCI 5810 - Writing for Publication
  • EMAT 5160 - High School mathematics from an Advanced Perspective
  • American Educational Research Association (ERA)
  • Association of Mathematics Teachr Education (AMTE)
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) 
  • TODOS: Mathematics for All - Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • American Association for the Advancement of the Sciences (AAAS), Project 2016
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