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Arnulfo Perez

Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning

Program Area: Math, STEM

(614) 688-1753

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Arnulfo Pérez earned his PhD in curriculum and instruction at Indiana University. Prior to that, he received his BS in applied mathematics and his MA in mathematics. He also taught high school mathematics for three years. He has contributed to multiple projects focused on the teaching and learning of mathematics and the use of reform-based practices in urban settings.

Pérez works with data from large-scale assessments to explore the relationship between students’ performance on function concepts and factors such as access to technology, attendance, and school course pathways. His work also seeks to translate insights from large-scale assessments into potential reforms to curriculum and classroom practice with a focus on opportunities that broaden access to STEM for students from all backgrounds. His current  NSF-funded study, “Assessing the Impact of Computer Modeling and Programing in Secondary Algebra,” examines the effectiveness of integrating computer programming and modeling into an Algebra unit on linear functions. 


  • PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, Indiana University, 2014
  • MA, Mathematics, Indiana University, 2010
  • BS, Applied Mathematics, The University of Texas at El Paso, 2000

Research Interests

Selected Grants

  • "Assessing the Impact of Computer Modeling and Programing in Secondary Algebra (STEM+C area)," National Science Foundation (Grant no. 1543139)