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Dr. Paul J. Riccomini

Dr. Paul J. Riccomini

Associate Professor of Education (Special Education)

Phone: 814-867-4386

214 CEDAR Building
University Park, PA 16802


  • Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education


  • Special Education


Paul J. Riccomini, PhD, 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 a strong content knowledge in mathematics and the development and maintenance of strong collaborative relationships with both general and special educators. He earned his doctorate in special education from The Pennsylvania State University and his master’s degree in education and Bachelor of Arts in mathematics at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. His research focus is on effective instructional approaches, strategies, and assessments for students with dyscalculia and students who are low achievers and/or students with learning disabilities in mathematics. He has written several research and practitioner articles related to effective strategies for teaching mathematics to students who struggle and has coauthored three math intervention programs targeting fractions, integers, and algebraic equations.  Additionally, he is a co-author of the bestselling Response to Intervention in Math (Corwin, 2010) and Developing 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 challenges and difficulties teachers experience every day 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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