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 visiting professor at the University of Delhi, was a Research Fellow at the University of Tasmania, and was 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, Professional Service Award, and was named a fellow of the American Educational Research Association; was awarded the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ Lifetime Achievement Medal; was awarded the International Distinguished Leadership Award in Mathematics Education from the University of South Africa; was awarded the Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. And he was elected to the National Education Academy.
His publications include A Common Curriculum for Mathematics, Problematic Features of the School Mathematics Curriculum, Perspectives on Scholarship and Research Methods, Mathematics Classrooms that Promote Understanding, Standards-based Mathematics Assessment in Middle School, Understanding in Mathematics and Science Matters, and The Impact of Reform Instruction on Student Mathematics Achievement.