Rayya Younes

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education

Dr. Rayya Younes is an assistant professor in mathematics education in the Department of Social and Education Sciences at LAU. She received her PhD in mathematics education from Texas A&M University. Prior to joining LAU, Dr. Younes was an assistant professor at the University of Balamand and Radford University in Virginia.

Research Interests

Dr. Younes’ research interests include mathematics education, STEM education, and the integration of technology in schools.

SDGs Research Mapping

Dr. Rayya Rounes conducts research relevant to the following SDGs:

Selected Publications

  1. Antoun, M., Younes, R., & Salloum, S. (2023). Investigating the status of highly able students through the lens of the Lebanese national policy and the mathematics and science centralized curricula and textbooks. European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 11(2), 215-233. https://doi.org/10.30935/scimath/12569
  2. Younes, R. G., Capraro, R. M., Capraro, M. M., Rosli, R., Lee, Y., Vela, K., & Bevan, D. (2021). Jack and Jill went up the hill but Jill won both ways: The true story about differential academic achievement. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 28(4), 47-57.  http://dx.doi.org/10.30722/IJISME.28.04.004
  3. Ojaimi, M., Khairallah, M., Younes, R., Zgheib, G., & Salloum, S. (2020). National Board Medical Examiners and Curriculum Change: What do scores tell us? A case study at the University of Balamand Medical School. Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development. https://doi.org/10.1177/2382120520925062
  4. Erdogan, N., Navruz, B., Younes, R., & Capraro, R. M. (2016). Viewing STEM PBL influence on student science learning through the implementation lens: Latent growth modeling. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 12(8), 2139-2154. DOI: 10.12973/eurasia.2016.1294a
  5. Capraro, R. M., Capraro, M. M., Scheurich, J., Jones, M., Morgan, J., Huggins, K., Corlu, S. M., Younes, R., & Han, S. Y. (2016). The impact of sustained professional development in STEM in a diverse urban district. Journal of Educational Research, 109(2), 1181-1196. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220671.2014.936997
  6. Zientek, L. R., Younes, R., Nimon, K., Thompson, B., Mittag, K. C., & Taylor, S. (2013). Fractions as a foundation for algebra within a sample of prospective teachers. Research in the Schools, 20(1),76-96.
  7. Capraro, R. M., Capraro, M. M., Younes, R., Han, S. Y., & Garner, K., (2012). Changes in equality problem types across four decades in four second and sixth grade textbook series. Journal of Mathematics Education, 5, 166-186.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Mathematics Education, 2013, Texas A&M University, USA
  • MS in Mathematics, 2007, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • TD in Teaching Mathematics in Secondary School, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • BA in Mathematics, 2003, American University of Beirut, Lebanon