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Paul J. Riccomini

Dr. Paul J. Riccomini

Professor of Education (SPLED)

Phone: 814-867-4386

214 CEDAR Building
University Park, PA 16802


  • Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education


  • Special Education


Paul J. Riccomini, Ph.D., began his career as a dual certified general education mathematics teacher of students with learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disabilities, and gifted and talented students in Grades 7–12 in inclusive classrooms. His teaching experiences required strong content knowledge in mathematics and developing and maintaining strong collaborative relationships with general and special educators. He earned his doctorate in special education from Penn State and his master’s degree in education and Bachelor of Arts in mathematics at the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.


His research focuses on effective instructional approaches, strategies, and assessments for students with dyscalculia, low achievers, and/or students with learning disabilities in mathematics. He has written several research and practitioner articles on effective strategies for teaching mathematics to struggling students and has coauthored three math intervention programs targeting fractions, integers, and algebraic equations. Additionally, he is a co-author of the bestsellingResponse to Intervention Math (Corwin, 2010) andDeveloping Number Sense through the Common Core (Corwin, 2013).


Additionally, Dr. Riccomini provides high-quality professional development focused on effective mathematics instruction to school districts across the United States. As a former middle and high school general education and special education mathematics teacher, Dr. Riccomini knows firsthand the daily challenges and difficulties teachers experience when working with struggling students Follow Dr. Riccomini on Twitter @pjr146.

Areas of Expertise

Age Levels



Instructional Methods and Design


Instructional Design

Curriculum Areas

Math Ed

Education Levels

Early Childhood Ed
Middle School/Junior High

Education Types

Public Ed
Remedial Ed
Rural Ed
Urban Ed

Individual Difference

Learning Processes

Methodological Research

Quantitative Research

Teacher Preparation

In-service Teachers
Pre-service Teachers
Professional Development

Leadership Preparation

Teacher Prep

Special Education

Gifted Ed
Mild Disabilities
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