Richard Krach | Towson University


Education

Ph.D., Mathematics Education
Ohio State University
M.A., Mathematics Education
Ohio State University
B.S., Mathematics Education
Ohio State University

Areas of Expertise

Mathematics Education
Teacher Professional Development

Biography

R. Michael Krach, a native of Ohio, joined the Department of Mathematics faculty at
the start of the 1987 Fall Semester. He earned tenure and was promoted to Associate
Professor in 1994, and was promoted to Professor in 2000. He earned his B.S., M.A.,
and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics education (Curriculum & Instruction) from THE Ohio State University. Dr. Krach’s academic specialty is mathematics education, primarily
at the elementary and middle school levels. His current research interests are in
creating and conducting staff development activities in mathematics education (for
teachers and students) and writing “best practices” activities in mathematics for
students and teachers. His teaching responsibilities at Towson University include
content, methods, and field-based courses in mathematics education (for both undergraduate
and graduate students). During his time at Towson University, Dr. Krach has published
a geometry textbook, numerous articles in mathematics education, and has presented
many workshops and staff development sessions at local, regional, and national conferences.

Dr. Krach is a past President of the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM)
and assistant chair of the Department of Mathematics. He was also the Co-Director
of The Maryland Governor’s Academy for Science and Mathematics.  In 2018, Dr. Krach
was awarded THE Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology’s Career Achievement
Award.

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Recent Publications

  • Coordinates & Geometric Transformations – Four Activities (with T. Moyer), The Centroid (accepted for publication 2020).
  • The Effects of Computational Thinking Professional Development on STEM Teachers’ Perceptions
    and Pedagogical Practices 
    (with S. Haines, A. Pustaka, Q. Li, and L. Richman), The Athens Journal of Sciences 6 (2019), 97-122.
  • A Few Decimal Activities, New York State Mathematics Teachers’ Journal 68:2 (2019).
  • Classification of Mathematics Activities, New York State Mathematics Teachers’ Journal 67:2 (2017).


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