Co-Director Aggie STEM, Teaching, Learning, and Culture
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428 Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4232
Office Phone: (979) 862-4665
Other Title: Director STEM Collaborative & Aggie STEM
Directory Title: Co-Director Aggie STEM
Primary Emphasis Area: Mathematics Education
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Short Bio
Robert M. Capraro, is Co-Director of the Aggie STEM Center and Professor Mathematics Education in the Department of Teaching Learning and Culture at Texas A&M University. Dr. Capraro's expertise is applied research in school settings, program evaluation, the teacher as change agent for STEM school improvement, and STEM student achievement. He recently received the best paper award from the International Conference on Engineering Education where he and two colleagues presented their work related to the Aggie STEM project. He is currently involved in research in four school districts and more than 20,000 students and 80 teachers. His editorial work includes Associate Editor of the American Educational Research Journal, School Science and Mathematics, and Middle Grades Research Journal and the Research Advisory Committee for the Association of Middle Level Education. He was selected as a minority scholar for 2007 by the Educational Testing Service and served as president of the Southwest Educational Research Association. He is the author or co-author of three books, several book chapters and more than 100 journal articles on mathematics education, quantitative research methods, and teacher education published in such venues as Journal of Mathematics Education, International Journal for Studies in Mathematics Education, Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, International Journal of University Teaching and Faculty Development, LEARNing Landscapes, Special Issue: Mind, Brain and Education, Journal of Mathematical Behavior, European Journal of Psychology of Education, The Journal of Mathematical Sciences and Mathematics Education, Urban Review, Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, Educational Researcher, Cognition and Instruction, Educational and Psychological Measurement. He recently was awarded a $400,000 dollar grant - - continued support by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to continue his work with developmental education bringing his total ...
Research Interests
Formal and Informal Mathematics Teaching and Learning (PBL)
Mathematical Representations/Middle Grades Mathematics Teaching and Learning
Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis of Mathematics Standards and Curriculum Materials
Science, Technoogy, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Teaching and Learning
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Corlu, M. S., Willson, V. L., Capraro, R. M., & Corlu, M. A. (in press). An exploratory study of integrated Teaching knowledge and STEM teacher education programs in Turkey. Education Sciences: Theory and Practice (In Press)

2. *Capraro, R. M., Capraro, M. M., Morgan, J., Scheurich, J., *Jones, M., *Huggins, K., Corlu, S. M., *Han, S. Y., & *Younes, R. (2015, In Press) The impact of sustained professional development in STEM in a diverse urban district. Journal of Educational Research. Manuscript ID 03-13-298.R2. (2013 SSCI Impact Factor: .847– downloaded 10/14 from Web of Science) (In Press)

3. Bicer, A., Nite, S. B., Capraro, R., M., & Capraro, M., M. (2016). Assessment techniques in mathematics: A literature review. In R. V.Nata (Ed.), Progress in education, Volume 39 (pp. 270-288). Haulage, NY:Nova Science Publishers. *

4. Capraro, R. M., Burlbaw, L. M., Zientek, L. R. (2016). Content and pedagogical knowledge in Colorado teachers[48]19 mathematics exams at the turn of the 20th century. In L. M. Burlbaw & D. Morowski (Eds.), Reflections on People, Policy, and Practices in Curriculum History

5. *Oner, A. T., Nite, S. B., Capraro, R. M., & Capraro, M. M. (2016). From STEM to STEAM: Students' beliefs about the use of their creativity. The STEAM Journal, 2(2), Article 6. DOI: 10.5642/steam.20160202.06 *

6. *Han, S. Y., Capraro, R. M., & Capraro, M. M. (2016). How science, technology, engineering, and nathematics project based learning affects high-need students in the U.S. Learning and Individual Differences, 51,157-166. (IF = 1.631-(2015) *

7. *Godwin, A., Rupley, W., Capraro, R. M., & Capraro, M. M. (2016). Reading and math: Creating a family environment for reading. Journal of Education and Learning, 5(1), 44-59 *

8. Godwin, A., Rupley, W. H., Capraro, R. M. & Capraro, M. M. (2016). Reading and mathematics bound together: Creating a home environment for preschool learning. Journal of Education and Learning, 5(1), 44-59, doi: *

9. *Kopparla, M., & Capraro, R. M. (2016). The brilliance of Black children in mathematics beyond the numbers and toward new discourses. Teachers College Record, *

10. *Han, S., *Rosli, R., Capraro, M. M., & Capraro, R. M. (2016). The effect of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) project based learning (PBL) on students' achievement in four mathematics topics. Journal of Turkish Science Education, 13, 3-29. doi: 10.12973/tused.10168a (SJR = .202) *

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

Literacy-Infused Science Using Technology Innovation Opportunity (LISTO), a 5-Year Longitudinal Validation Project. (Co-PI)
US Department of Education (Federal)
2017/01/01 - 2021/12/31
Total Funding: 12,000,001.
Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Armando Perez (Summer, 2005), Ph.D.
Linda Zientek (Spring, 2006), Ph.D.
Elsa Ruiz (Fall, 2006), Ph.D.
Judy Taylor (Fall, 2006), Ph.D.
Shirley Matteson (Summer, 2007), Ph.D.
Diana Piccolo (Spring, 2008), Ph.D.
Michael Muzheve (Summer, 2008), Ph.D.
Serkan Ozel6 (Summer, 2009), Ph.D.
Jamaal Young (Summer, 2011), Ph.D.
Murray Cox (Summer, 2011), Ph.D.
Mehmet Corlu (Spring, 2012), Ph.D.
Sandra Nite (Summer, 2012), Ph.D.
Christopher Romero (Fall, 2012), Ph.D.
Sun Young Han (Summer, 2013), Ph.D.
LaToya Anderson (Fall, 2013), Ph.D.
Tarcia Hubert (Fall, 2013), Ph.D.
Susan Rogers (Fall, 2014), Ed.D.
Antonio Carranza (Spring, 2015), Ph.D.
Ernestene Sherow (Spring, 2015), Ph.D.
Mary Springs (Summer, 2015), Ed.D.
Ayse Oner (Summer, 2015), Ph.D.
Steven Kyle McKissick (Spring, 2016), Ph.D.
Ali Bicer (Summer, 2016), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2014 - ). Journal for Research in Mathematics Education

Assoc Editor (2011 - ). Middle Grades Research Journal

Assoc Editor (2011 - ). School Science and Mathematics

Editorial Board Member (2009 - 2009). Research in Middle Level Education Annual

Editorial Board Member (2007 - 2010). Middle Level Education Research-On-line

Assoc Editor (2005 - 2007). American Educational Research Journal

Professional Leadership/Service (International/National)

(2009-2009). Co-President.  P-16 Curriculum Initiative

(2004-2007). Policy Committee.  School Science and Mathematics

(2004-2007). Conference Committee.  Research Council on Mathematics Learning Research Council on Mathematics Learning Research Council on Mathematics Learning

(2004-2005). Hispanic Research Award Committee.  American Educational Research Association-Hispanic Research Issues SIG


(2016-2016). Texas Distance Learning Association.  Outstanding Commitment to Excellence and Innvoation in Distance Learning (Aggie STEM)

(2016-2016). Award for Excellence in eLearning, GlobalTech Cong.  Award for Excellence in eLearning, Global LearnTech Congress

(2007). Joann Treat Research Award Winner.  College of Education and Human Development

(2002). Montague CTE Scholar.  Awarded by Center for Teaching Excellence

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