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Hari Koirala, PhD, University of British Columbia, Canada; MEd, University of Hull, England; BEd,MEd Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Professor, Mathematics Education, Eastern Connecticut State University





Dr. Hari Koirala is a Professor in the Department of Education at Eastern Connecticut State University. He received his PhD in 1995 from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Prior to joining the faculty in 1995, he had more than 15 years of experience in Nepal and Canada teaching university and secondary students. At Eastern Connecticut State University, his primary teaching responsibilities are in the area of mathematics and mathematics education. His research focuses on teacher education and students' conceptions of mathematics. To date, he has more than 30 refereed publications and over 100 presentations. He has published papers in several journals including Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, Journal of Mathematical Sciences and Mathematical Education, School Science and Mathematics, Focus on Learning Problems in Mathematics, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, Computers in the Schools, and several international proceedings. In addition, he has published over 30 book and/or software reviews primarily in the Choice magazine and Mathematics Teacher. He is an active participant and presenter in the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, the International Congress on Mathematical Education, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and other state, national and international professional organizations. To date, he has presented his research in 13 countries. He has also served as a state-wide reviewer for the teacher education program of various universities in Connecticut. He is a recipient of the University Graduate Fellowship from the University of British Columbia in 1993/94/95 and the Mahendra Vidya Bhusan Gold Medal from the King of Nepal in 1980.

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