Robert Berry
University of Arizona
Dean and Paul L. Lindsey and Kathy J. Alexander Chair

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Robert Q. Berry III, Ph.D. is the the Dean and Paul L. Lindsey and Kathy J. Alexander Chair of the College of Education at the University of Arizona. Barry was most recently the inaugural Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and the Samuel Braley Gray Professor of Mathematics Education in the School of Education and Human Development (EHD) at the University of Virginia. Additionally, he is the immediate Past-President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Equity issues in mathematics education are central to Berry's research efforts with four related areas: a) Understanding Black children's mathematics experiences; b) Measuring standards-based mathematics teaching practices; c) Unpacking equitable mathematics teaching and learning with issues of social justice, and d) Exploring interactions between technology and mathematics education. Berry is the lead developer of a mathematics classroom observation instrument, Mathematics Scan, which measures standards-based mathematics teaching practices. Berry has authored more than 100 publications and has lectured and made major presentations worldwide. Berry is a two-time recipient of NCTM's Linking Research and Practice Publication Award and received the University of Virginia's All-University Teaching Award in 2011. Robert Berry received his Bachelor of Science degree from Old Dominion University, his master's degree from Christopher Newport University, and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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