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Richard S. Kitchen, Kennedy Endowed Chair in Urban Education, Professor, Department of Educational Research Policy & Practice
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI. Major: Curriculum and Instruction, Minor: Mathematics. 1996
Thesis title: "Mathematics Pedagogy in Developing Nations: The Work of Two Inner City, Guatemalan Teachers"
M.A. University of Montana, Missoula, MT. Major: Mathematics. 1990
B.A. University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO. Major: Mathematics. 1984
Prior to joining the MCE faculty in the fall of 2012, Dr. Kitchen was a professor of leadership in mathematics education at the University of New Mexico (UNM) where he held a dual position in the Educational Leadership degree program and the Department of Mathematics & Statistics. At UNM, Dr. Kitchen was the co-Principal Investigator of the Center for the Mathematics Education of Latinos/as (CEMELA) that was funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF), Center for Learning and Teaching. He was also the co-Principal Investigator of the Hewlett-Packard Company funded High-Achieving Schools Initiative. He is the co-editor of three books, initiated and served as a co-editor of the TODOS: Mathematics for All Research Monograph, and has worked nationally and internationally with numerous schools. Dr. Kitchen graduated from Denver East High School, started his teaching career in the Denver Public Schools, and B.F. Kitchen Elementary in Loveland, Colorado is named after his grandfather.
Research interests: Diversity and Equity in Mathematics Education, School Reform at Urban Schools that Serve the Poor, Formative Assessment of English Language Learners, History of Education in the U.S.