Deepa Srikantaiah, PhD

Deepa Srikantaiah, PhD, is a senior education and research specialist with more than 15 years of experience working on mathematics, science, and literacy education programs in the United States, East Africa, and South and East Asia. Dr. Srikantaiah’s primary research focuses on mathematics and science education. Her other research interests include pre-colonial knowledge systems and neocolonialism, social justice, and contemplative studies. Dr. Srikantaiah started her career as a chemistry teacher and working with after-school STEM programs for students in low-resourced neighborhoods in the United States. This experience fueled her passion for teaching and education and led her to pursue graduate work in education. She has worked with the World Bank, the Global Partnership for Education, USAID contractors, nonprofit organizations, and universities, and was awarded a Fulbright to India (2015-16). Dr. Srikantaiah received her MA and PhD in international education policy from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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Expertise: mathematics education, pre-primary and primary education, STEM education, social justice, research

Deepa Srikantaiah, PhD

SIT Graduate Institute


Doctorate in Global Education (EdD)

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