Christopher Kurz

Dr. Chris Kurz is a deaf full-time faculty member whose expertise is in Mathematics Education. He holds a doctorate in Foundations of Education from University of Kansas where he completed his dissertation on an historical analysis of mathematics education for deaf students. He also holds a bachelors degree in mathematics from Rochester Institute of Technology and a masters degree in deaf education from University of Kansas. He has Kansas teaching certifications in mathematics and secondary deaf education. Dr. Kurz is a former high school teacher of Mathematics and Science at the Kansas School for the Deaf as well as an adjunct faculty member in the Mathematics Department at Johnson County Community College. He has made numerous presentations, conducted workshops, and developed educational media materials for K-12 teachers of the deaf and educational interpreters. His numerous responsibilities in educational organizations have included past chairperson of the Convention of American Instructors for the Deaf Mathematics Special Interest Group; treasurer of the Kansas Educational Foundation; and member of the Association of College Educators Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, American Educational Research Association, History of Education Society, and National Association of the Deaf. Dr. Kurz's teaching responsibilities include Foundations of Educational Research and Curriculum Content and Methods of Instruction: Math/Science. Currently he is working on curriculum development materials for mathematics and science that incorporate deaf studies. In addition, he is conducting a research project on deaf middle school students' understanding of fractional concepts.