Daniel Reinholz

Dr. Reinholz specializes in STEM education transformation with the aim of increasing equity and diversity in STEM fields. His work is grounded in a holistic design perspective, which draws on research in disciplinary learning, equity, and organizational change. At the classroom level, he focuses on how reflection and peer feedback can deepen disciplinary learning. Beyond the classroom, he studies how cultural and structural features of higher education can support and inhibit meaningful transformation. Through his leadership in the Access Network (www.accessnetwork.org), he works to improve access to meaningful STEM learning across the US. 

See Dr. Reinholz's web site for more information.


Ph.D., 2014, University of California, Berkeley, Mathematics and Science Education
M.S., 2009, Colorado State University, Mathematics
B.S., 2007, Colorado State University, Electrical Engineering

Professional Experience

2021–present: Associate Professor, San Diego State University
2016–2021: Assistant Professor, San Diego State University
2014–2016: Research Associate, Center for STEM Learning, University of Colorado, Boulder


Secondary mathematics (Colorado, grades 7-12): 2016

Research Focus

Holistic design; institutional and cultural change; reflection; faculty development; equity, diversity, and social justice.


Departmental Action Teams: Sustaining Improvements in Undergraduate STEM Education through Faculty Engagement (NSF 1626565: $1,919,515). PIs: Daniel Reinholz, Joel Corbo, & Noah Finkelstein.

Access Network:  Supporting Retention and Representation in Physics Through  an Alliance of Campus-Based Diversity Programs (NSF 1506190: $330,000). PIs: Daniel Reinholz, Joel Corbo, Scott Franklin, Corey Ptak, & Anna Zaniewski.


Daniel Reinholz  

Daniel Reinholz
Associate Professor 

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-7720

Center for Research in Mathematics & Science Education
6475 Alvarado Road, Suite 206
San Diego, CA 92120

E-Mail: [email protected]

Web site (https://danielreinholz.com/)