Bob Klein

Interim Associate Dean in Athens, Ohio

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Bob Klein is Interim Associate Dean of Ohio University Lancaster and Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Ohio University in Athens, OH. He lives in Ohio's Appalachian foothills, where he researches rural issues in mathematics education. As Executive Director of 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.

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
    • Ohio University Lancaster
  • Education
    • PhD 2003, The Ohio State University