Gbekeloluwa Oguntimein


Professional Title: 
Associate Professor
About Me (Bio): 
I received my B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University in 1974 and 1979 respectively. I have over 30 years teaching and research experience having taught at in the departments of chemical engineering, Iowa State Univerity, Ames Iowa, department of food technology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria and conducted research at Institute Nationale Polytechnique de Lorraine in Nancy, France, at Gesselschaft Biotechnologie Forschung in Braunschweig, Germany and Industrial Biotechnology Center, University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Canada. I currently teach Environmental Engineering, Water and Wastewater treatment, Environmental Impact and Risk Assessment and Project Management and Sustainable energy development courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Morgan State University. My research areas are application of biological systems in the solution and prevention of environmental problems and development of sustainable energy.
SRI International

This project aims to advance the preparation of preservice teachers in middle school mathematics, specifically on the topic of proportionality, a centrally important and difficult topic in middle school mathematics that is essential to students’ later success in algebra. To address the need for a workforce of high-quality teachers to teach this mathematics, the project is developing a digital text that could be widely used to communicate the unique transitional nature of middle school mathematics.

Michigan State University (MSU)

This project builds on prior efforts with learning progressions, and is focused on key carbon-transforming processes in socio-ecological systems at multiple scales, including cellular and organismal metabolism, ecosystem energetics and carbon cycling, carbon sequestration, and combustion of fossil fuels. The primary project outcomes will be coordinated instructional tools that are useful to professionals at all levels in the science education system--classroom teachers, professional developers, and developers of curricula, standards and assessments.

University of Missouri

This project targets first- and second-grade children who struggle to develop a deeper understanding of the mathematical strand of number and operation. The research team will (a) identify the various specific cognitive obstacles of first- and second-grade students who are struggling in number and operation, and (b) explore how instructional tasks designed to address specific cognitive obstacles affect the learning trajectory of struggling learners in number and operation.