R. Michael Krach, Ph.D.


Dr. Mike Krach

Contact Info

7800 York Road, Room 339


Ph.D., Mathematics Education
Ohio State University
M.A., Mathematics Education
Ohio State University
B.S., Mathematics Education
Ohio State University

Areas of Expertise

Mathematics Education
Teacher Professional Development


R. Michael Krach, a native of Ohio, joined the Department of Mathematics faculty at the start of the 1987 Fall Semester. He earned tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1994, and was promoted to Professor in 2000. He earned his B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics education (Curriculum & Instruction) from THE Ohio State University. Dr. Krach's academic specialty is mathematics education, primarily at the elementary and middle school levels. His current research interests are in creating and conducting staff development activities in mathematics education (for teachers and students) and writing “best practices” activities in mathematics for students and teachers. His teaching responsibilities at Towson University include content, methods, and field-based courses in mathematics education (for both undergraduate and graduate students). During his time at Towson University, Dr. Krach has published a geometry textbook, numerous articles in mathematics education, and has presented many workshops and staff development sessions at local, regional, and national conferences.

Dr. Krach is a past President of the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) and assistant chair of the Department of Mathematics. He was also the Co-Director of The Maryland Governor's Academy for Science and Mathematics.  In 2018, Dr. Krach was awarded THE Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology’s Career Achievement Award.

Recent Publications

  • Coordinates & Geometric Transformations – Four Activities (with T. Moyer), The Centroid (accepted for publication 2020).
  • The Effects of Computational Thinking Professional Development on STEM Teachers’ Perceptions and Pedagogical Practices (with S. Haines, A. Pustaka, Q. Li, and L. Richman), The Athens Journal of Sciences 6 (2019), 97-122.
  • A Few Decimal Activities, New York State Mathematics Teachers’ Journal 68:2 (2019).
  • Classification of Mathematics Activities, New York State Mathematics Teachers’ Journal 67:2 (2017).