Dr. Ravinder Koul

Dr. Ravinder Koul
Phone: 8148652197
Office Address:
177 Chambers Bldg
University Park, PA 16802
Campus: University Park


Associate Professor of Education


Curriculum and Instruction


Curriculum and Instruction
Curriculum and Instruction: Curriculum and Supervision
Curriculum and Instruction: Science Education


Ravinder has been a member of the Penn State University faculty since 1998. From 1998-2014, he was located at Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies and was the Curriculum and Instruction program coordinator at that campus. He relocated to University Park in the fall of 2014. He is a former physics teacher who holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Penn State. His research has been published in educational journals such as British Journal of Educational Psychology, Learning and Individual Differences, Studies in Science Education, International Journal of Educational Research, and Physics Education Research. His research has focused on investigations that apply historical, religious, socio-cultural, achievement-related, and gender-related motivational perspectives on a variety of learning outcomes. His current work on gender identity and self-concept contributes to the theoretical and empirical work on the motivational antecedents for the math and science identity deemed critical for achieving gender equity in STEM fields. He has received Fulbright senior specialist awards for Thailand during 2006 and 2010. He teaches courses in science education, educational research and curriculum development.

Areas of Expertise

Age Levels


Curriculum Areas

Curriculum Issues
Science Ed

Education Levels

Middle School/Junior High
Professional Education
Secondary/High School

Education Types

Private Ed
Public Ed

Educational Studies

Ethics and Values
International Ed

Higher Education

Higher Education

Individual Difference

Learning Processes

Leadership Preparation

Educational Leadership
Teacher Prep


Curriculum and Supervision
Equity and Diversity
Learning Assessment
Learning Sciences

Methodological Research

Multiple Methods

Social Issues

Civic Engagement
Comparative and International Education
Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues

Teacher Preparation

In-service Teachers
Pre-service Teachers