Bob Klein

ACE Fellow in Harrisonburg, VA

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Bob Klein is a 2019-20 American Council on Education Fellow at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. His home institution remains Ohio University, where he has served as Interim Dean of Ohio University's Eastern Campus and Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Ohio University in Athens, OH. He lives in Ohio's Appalachian foothills, where he researches issues of diversity, inclusion and access in education at all levels, and in mathematics in particular. As Executive Director of the Alliance of Indigenous Math Circles, he is working to expand his previous work with the Navajo Math Circles project to other indigenous groups across the United States and the world ( His work with Navajo communities is featured in a PBS documentary, Navajo Math Circles. He is proud to be part of an amazing Board of Directors for Teachers2Teachers Global.

Bob works with teachers, teacher candidates, and has worked with the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Higher Education on a number of projects including The Educator Standards Board. He chaired NCTM’s Editorial Panel for Mathematics Teaching in the Middle Schooland is a representative to the Congress of the Mathematical Association of America.

He is a father to three daughters. He recently finished building a wooden kayak—one that floats.

  • Work
    • '19-20 ACE Fellow, Assoc. Prof
  • Education
    • PhD 2003, The Ohio State University