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Lawrence Shirley
Lawrence Shirley

Returned Peace Corps Vol, Bonthe & Bo, Sierra Leone; former maths educ lecturer at Ahmadu Bello Univ, Zaria, Nigeria; home and in-laws in Koforidua Ghana; now at Towson Univ, MD, US


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Created: 14th Dec 2009
Modified: 5th Oct 2011
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Professional Information
Employer:
Towson University Towson, MD USA
Position:
Professor of Mathematics (Math Education)
Working primarily in:
Ghana

Description of Work:

Current work is in the US, but connections with Ghana, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone;  research and teaching interests are in ethnomathematics (mathematics and cultural interactions) and math education; also higher education administration


Biographical Information
Lawrence Shirley
(At a Glance)
Date of Birth: Nov/13/1947
Gender: male
Website: http://www.pag...
Place of Origin: United States

As a Peace Corps Volunteer (long ago) I taught secondary maths at Bonthe Secondary School and later did teacher workshops in Bo, both in Sierra Leone; I taught maths educ at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, for fifteen years and worked on the national school maths curriculum; I teach math education at Towson University in Maryland, USA and also served as Associate Graduate Dean for ten years. My late wife, Alberta Ohenewah, was from Koforidua, Ghana; our chidren were born in Zaria, Nigeria; my step-daughter lives in our family house in Koforidua, Ghana.


Accomplishments
Award:

Fellow of the Mathematical Association of Nigeria



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