Thomas Romberg


Member Since: 1998

Thomas Romberg is Bascom Professor of Education and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He received his BS in mathematics and MS in secondary education from Omaha University and his PhD in mathematics education from Stanford University. He directed the National Center for Research in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics for the U.S. Department of Education, served as chair of the Commission on Standards for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics that produced the curriculum and assessment standards for school mathematics, was a Fulbright Fellow to the U.S.S.R, was a NSF teacher at the University of Delhi, was a Research Fellow at the University of Tasmania, and a Spencer Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Romberg has received the American Educational Research Association’s Research Review Award, Interpretive Scholarship Award, and Professional Service Award; the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ Lifetime Achievement Medal; and the International Distinguished Leadership Award in Mathematics Education from the University of South Africa. His publications include A Common Curriculum for Mathematics, Problematic Features of the School Mathematics Curriculum, Perspectives on Scholarship and Research Method, Mathematics Classrooms that Promote Understanding, Standards-based Mathematics Assessment in Middle School, and Understanding in Mathematics and Science Matters.

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