Rivera, Ferdinand

Rivera, Ferdinand

Chair, Department of Elementary Education
Professor, Department of Math & Statistics


Preferred: ferdinand.rivera@sjsu.edu


Preferred: 408/924-3751

Alternate: 408-924-5170

Office Hours

By appointment (email preferred)

Professor Rivera conducts research in school-based mathematical cognition, in particular, the emergence of structural thinking in children and adults. Many of his investigations also focus on ways in which individual learners employ visualization to make sense of mathematical concepts and processes. His findings are reported in various peer-reviewed journal articles, monographs, book chapters, and books. Check out his webpage to learn more about him: http://rfdr26.wix.com/ferdinandrivera


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio St Univ Main Campus, 1998
  • Postgraduate Diploma, Cultural Studies, Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany, 2000