College of Education and Human Development

Department of Educational Psychology

Sam Choo

  • Assistant professor

  • Educational Psychology
    250 Education Sciences Bldg.
    56 East River Road
    Minneapolis, MN 55455

Sam Choo

Areas of interest

  • Mathematics learning disabilities
  • Assistive & instructional technology
  • Educational games (NumberShire)
  • Multimedia-based contextualized instruction (Enhanced Anchored Instruction)
  • Iterative curriculum development
  • Efficacy trials

PhD, University of Kentucky
MS, University of Kansas
BA, Daegu University, South Korea


My research focuses on leveraging technology to support teachers in more effectively teaching mathematics for their students with or at risk for learning disabilities. Within the area, I am particularly interested in (1) a game-based math intervention to improve whole number concepts and skills for early elementary school students and (2) a multimedia-based contextualized math intervention to improve mathematical problem-solving skills for secondary school students.

My teaching experiences include P-12 classroom and university settings. As a former teacher and para-professional, I taught middle and high school students with learning and behavioral disorders in both resource and inclusive classrooms. In higher education, I taught more than 20 undergraduate or graduate classes including Historically Black College and University (HBCU), online courses and student teaching supervision.

I provide a broad array of professional services in the field of learning disabilities and special education. I serve as the Associate Editor of Learning Disability Quarterly (LDQ) and regularly review manuscripts and conference presentation proposals. I also serve as an executive board member of Innovations of Special Education Technology division of the Council for Exceptional Children and other local and national committees.