Richard Velasco


Richard Velasco is a clinical assistant professor of mathematics and science education. He teaches secondary math methods courses and supervises secondary math and science pre-service teachers. Prior to working at the University of Iowa, Richard was a secondary math teacher for twelve years, a national board certified teacher in early adolescent mathematics, and a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. His current line of research includes STEM teacher advocacy, conceptualizations of STEM education, and informal STEM learning spaces.