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Mathematics Education

Dr. Richard Kitchen photographDr. Richard Kitchen, Wyoming Excellence Chair in Mathematics Education (B.A. Mathematics, University of Colorado Denver; M.A. Mathematics, University of Montana; Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction Mathematics Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison). Dr. Kitchen is new to the University of Wyoming, joining the UW faculty in fall of 2017. He is a Professor in the College of Education’s School of Teacher Education. Dr. Kitchen is the coordinator of the Ph.D. degree program in Mathematics Education at UW. Last year, he devoted significant time recruiting new students into the program, 5 of whom are from the state of Wyoming. Dr. Kitchen is teaching courses in the Ph.D. degree program in Mathematics Education as well as mathematics courses in the Middle Level Math program, a master’s degree program run through the Science and Mathematics Teaching Center. Last year, he published an article in the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, the leading journal in the world in mathematics education. He also published two additional journal articles and two book chapters. Dr. Kitchen has worked nationally and internationally with numerous schools as a consultant and professional development provider in mathematical content and pedagogy. This past year, he initiated the UW Math Institute, a series of grade 6-12 professional development workshops in mathematics for teachers from Platte County School District #1, Platte County School District #2, and Goshen County School District #1. In spring 2018, Dr. Kitchen gave a featured presentation at the 3rd Annual Wyoming English as a Second Language Conference in Jackson entitled, “Introducing an Assessment Tool Designed to Support the Mathematical Learning of ELLs.” He was also the co-director of the College of Education Research Symposium. Dr. Kitchen’s research interests include diversity and equity in mathematics education, school reform at urban schools that serve the low-income students, and formative assessment of English language learners.

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