Reuben Selase Asempapa, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Education, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
Teaching and Curriculum Graduate Faculty
Office Phone: +1 717 948 6354
Office Location: Olmsted Building, W331
Mailing Address:

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Dr. Reuben Asempapa received the B.Ed. in Mathematics Education from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. He holds the M.S. in Mathematics from Youngstown State University and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Mathematics Education from Ohio University. His teaching experience includes secondary mathematics education and various collegiate mathematics courses. As a former high school and middle school mathematics teacher, Dr. Asempapa teaches methods and content courses in mathematics for prospective teachers, and quantitative methods in educational research for students in the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education. He frequently gives professional presentations at local, state, regional, and national conferences and workshops, and has an active research agenda with scholarly publications. His primary research focus is on mathematical modeling education, teachers’ content knowledge, and teacher professional development in modeling and statistics. He also studies problem solving as a learning tool and strategy to develop students’ interest in mathematics and implementing high cognitive demand tasks in mathematics classrooms.

Research Interests
Mathematical Modeling Education
Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching
Teacher Professional Development in Mathematical Modeling and Statistics in Early Grades
Quantitative and Statistical Reasoning