Alan Schoenfeld
University of California, Berkeley

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Alan Schoenfeld is a Distinguished Professor of Education and Affiliated Professor of Mathematics at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a Fellow of AAAS and AERA, and a Laureate of the education honor society Kappa Delta Pi; he has served as President of AERA and vice President of the National Academy of Education. He holds the International Commission on Mathematics Instruction's Klein Medal, AERA's Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education award, and the Mathematical Association of America's Mary P. Dolciani award. Schoenfeld received his BA from Queens College and his MS and PhD from Stanford University. His interests are in equitable and ambitious teaching and learning, with an emphasis on mathematics. Two books on these issues, published by Routledge in 2023, are "Helping Students Become Powerful Mathematics Thinkers: Case Studies of Teaching for Robust Understanding" and "Mathematics Teaching On Target: A guide to Teaching for Robust Understanding at all Grade Levels". Schoenfeld is a co-chair of the Executive Board for the Academy's new "Equity in Mathematics Education Research Grants (EMERG) program.

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