Dr. Eugene Geist holds the Bachelors of Arts in History and a Masters of Education in Child Development and Early Childhood Education from the from the University of Cincinnati. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Early Child Development and Education with a specialization in Piaget’s constructivism. Currently his is an associate professor in the Patton College of Education.
Dr. Geist has teaching responsibilities in the Early Childhood Education program and the Curriculum and Instruction Ph.D. program. His areas of expertise include child development, constructivism, and the development of mathematical knowledge in young children. He is the author of the book Children are Born Mathematicians: Supporting Development in Young Children as well as numerous other publications on how young children construct mathematics. He is also working on ways better prepare future teachers to better meets the needs of our schools and children using emerging technologies such as tablet devices and mobile learning. He has also partnered with Ohio UNiversity's Office of Information Technology, HTC and Sprint to explore how college students use mobile devices for learning.