Regents Professor, Mathematics Education

My responsibilities in
mathematics education include

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Appointment
as a Regents Professor

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Teacher
of masterŐs and doctoral courses on curriculum and on research

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Supervisor
of prospective secondary mathematics teachers

Before
joining the faculty at Georgia in 1975, I taught at Teachers College, Columbia
University. I hold an A.B. and
M.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.S. and a Ph.D. from
Stanford University, and an honorary doctorate from the University of
Gothenburg in Sweden. I was
appointed Regents Professor at Georgia in 1993. I have taught courses in mathematics education at several
European and Latin American universities and have received Fulbright awards for
work in New Zealand, Spain, Colombia, and Sweden. I was a charter member of the U.S. Mathematical Sciences
Education Board and served two terms as Vice President of the International
Commission on Mathematical Instruction.

I
co-edited the series *Soviet Studies in the Psychology of Learning and
Teaching Mathematics*
from 1969 to 1975 and was editor of the *Journal for Research in Mathematics
Education* from
1982 to 1988. Among other
editorial work, I edited the chapters on curriculum for the 1996 *International
Handbook of Mathematics Education* and the chapters on research for the 2003 *Second
International Handbook of Mathematics Education.* I also co-edited the 1998 publication *Mathematics
Education as a Research Domain,* the 2003 publication *A Research Companion to
Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, *and the 2003 publication *A
History of Mathematics Education.* My articles
include a chapter on the history of research in mathematics education in the
1992 *Handbook of Research on Mathematics Teaching and Learning* and a co-authored research report
on an innovative precalculus course in the 1996 Volume 3 of *Bold Ventures:
Case Studies of U.S. Innovations in Mathematics Education.* My research interests include mathematics curricula,
research in mathematics education, and the history of both.

I chaired the National
Research Council committee that produced the 2001 report *Adding It Up* and also served on the RAND
Mathematics Study Panel, which produced *Mathematical Proficiency for All
Students* in
2002. Both reports address the
development of proficiency in teaching mathematics—a theme of the Center for Proficiency in Mathematics Teaching
(CPTM), in which I serve as a principal investigator. CPTM is a collaborative research center funded by the
National Science foundation. The
research partner of the University of Georgia is the University of Michigan.