C&I Faculty: Ana Maria Klein, Ph. D.




Ana Maria Klein, Ph. D.

Professor of Multicultural Education and Mathematics Education

Office: TH E234 Phone: (716) 673-3147
Email: kleina@fredonia.edu


Dr. Ana Maria Klein has been a member of the College of Education faculty since the fall of 2001. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in mathematics and cultural studies. She is a former elementary school teacher, and has lived and taught overseas. She is a life-long learner and enjoys new challenges and goals. She has served in administrative and governance positions at Fredonia, (Senate Chair, 2008-2009, Department Chair, 2008-2011). Dr. Klein is currently Program Coordinator for the C & I Graduate Program. She enjoys balancing her teaching, service and scholarly activities and has published three single-authored books, over a dozen single-authored refereed articles, various shared articles with colleagues and presented at international conferences in Budapest, Granada, Oxford, Montreal, Vancouver, and the U.S.

Scholarly/Teaching Interests

Dr. Klein teaches undergraduate site-based cultural and linguistic diversity courses, mathematics methods courses, graduate cultural studies, activity-oriented mathematics and research methods.

Research Interests

  • Integration of Common Core Standards
  • Humanizing the Instruction of Mathematics
  • Knowledge Management
  • Diaspora and Holocaust Curricula

Recent Publications

  • Magiera, K. & Klein, A. (2015). Two for one: Blending onsite courses in special education and cultural diversity. Exceptional Individuals, 37 (2) pp. 15-19.
  • Klein, A. & Magiera, K. (2015). Finding common ground: Co-teaching inclusion and diversity. The International Journal of Diversity in Education, 13 (4) 12-14.
  • Klein, A. & Magiera, K. (2015). APPR living in proficient land: Vacationing in highly proficient land. The New York State Mathematics Teachers Journal, 8 (2), 20-22.
  • Klein, A. (2014). Solar panels and the Fibonnacci Sequence: Integrating Common Core Mathematics Standards & learning from our students. NY: The New York State Mathematics Teachers’ Journal. Vol. 64, (1) pp. 40-43.
  • Klein, A. (2013). Humanizing mathematics and science education. Champaign, IL:The International Journal of Literary Humanities. (Vol 10, (2) pp. 15-19.
  • Klein, A. (2013). Mathematical knowledge-management. Champaign, IL: Knowledge Management, an International Journal. Vol 12, (1) pp.1-7.
  • Klein, A. (2012). Content knowledge-confidence for teacher-candidates. NY: The New York State Mathematics Teachers’ Journal. Vol .62 (2) pp. 57-60.
  • Klein, A. (2012). A diaspora curriculum. Urbana, Champaign, IL: The International Humanities Journal. Vol.9 (5) pp. 202-210.

Recent Presentations

  • Klein, A. (2015) The Human Side of Digital Representation. The 13th International Annual Humanities Conference, Vancouver, BC.
  • Klein, A. (2014). Mathematical strategies that kindle the imagination of children. Vancouver, BC, Imaginative Education Research Group Conference.
  • Klein, A. (2013). University Course Content Delivered through Peripheral Readings Instead of Textbooks. Budapest, Hungary. The 12th International Humanities Conference.
  • Klein, A. (2012). Mathematical knowledge management. Chicago, IL. The 12th. International Management Conference.
  • Klein, A. (2012). Humanizing math/science education through discursive meaning-making, real-life applications and accessible technology. Montreal, Qc. The 11th. International Humanities Conference.
  • Klein, A. (2011). Towards a Diaspora Curriculum. Humanities Conference, Granada, Spain.
  • Klein, A. (2010). Polarization & pauperization in Venezuela. Management Conference 2010 Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Montreal, Qc.
  • Klein, A. (2010). Teaching early childhood mathematics creatively. Educating the Creative Mind Conference, Kean University, NJ.


  • Ph.D. 2000, Curriculum & Instruction, McGill University, Montreal-Canada
  • MA 1992, Instructional Psychology, Universidad Central de Venezuela
  • BA 1980, Modern Languages, Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas-Venezuela

Department of Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education

E268 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3701
(716) 673-4664 fax