peter appelbaum headshotDr. Peter Appelbaum

Professor of Education
Director of Disciplinary and Transdisciplinary Studies

Peter Appelbaum, Ed.D., is Professor of Education and Coordinator of Graduate Mathematics Education programs at Arcadia University and Graduate Curriculum Studies Programs at Arcadia University, where he serves as the Director-at-Large of Undergraduate Curriculum, where he teaches mathematics education, curriculum theory, and the cultural foundations of education.

He is the author of Popular Culture, Educational Discourse and Mathematics, Multicultural and Diversity Education, and Embracing Mathematics: On Becoming a Teacher and Changing with Mathematics (in press) and co-editor of (Post) Modern Science (Education). His research applies curriculum theory discourses to mathematics and science education, and also explores issues of popular culture and technoculture within curriculum theorizing.

He is the Chair of the Technology Committee and Webmaster for the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, the Awards Chair and Chair-elect of the American Educational Research Association’s Special Interest Group on Critical Issues in Curriculum and Cultural Studies, and Editor of the section on Reconceptual Inquiries in Practice and Politics of the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing.

An active member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Pennsylvania Council of teachers of Mathematics, and a Working Group Facilitator on the topic of Gender in Mathematics Education for the Psychology of Mathematics Education—NA, Dr. Appelbaum has recently been a plenary speaker for the International Commission for the Study and Improvement of Mathematics Teaching, and a visiting Spencer Fellow at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, and was invited to attend the September 2003 NCTM Catalyst Conference on the Influence of Standards in the U.S.

He has a doctorate from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in Educational Foundations, Policy and Administration, a master's degree in Curriculum and Psychological Studies with a concentration in Mathematics Education from the University of Michigan, a master's degree in Mathematics from Duke University, and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Music from Wesleyan University.

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