Robert Q. Berry III, President
Berry is president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), a
50,000-member international mathematics education organization.
Q. Berry III is a Professor in the Curry School of Education at the University
of Virginia, with an appointment in Curriculum Instruction and Special
Education. Berry teaches mathematics methods courses in the teacher
education program at the University of Virginia. Additionally, he teaches
graduate level mathematics education courses and courses for in-service
teachers seeking a mathematics specialist endorsement. He is a former
middle school teacher and was twice named Teacher of the Year in Virginia.
issues in mathematics education are central to Berry’s research efforts within
four related areas: (a) understanding Black children’s mathematics experiences
(mathematical identities and agency); (b) measuring standards-based mathematics
teaching practices; (c) unpacking equitable mathematics teaching and learning;
and (d) exploring interactions between technology and mathematics education. Berry
has extensive experiences in classroom observation and is the lead developer of
an observation instrument, Mathematics
Scan, which measures standards-based mathematics teaching practices.
Berry has collaborated
on the Children’s Engineering Initiative in the Curry School of Education to
use digital fabrication to incorporate engineering design principles into
mathematics education. His most recent work has focused on using
qualitative metasynthesis as an approach to understand the mathematics
experiences of learners
Berry has published
nearly 100 articles, book chapters, and proceedings. His articles have
appeared in the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Journal
of Teacher Education, and the American Educational Research Journal. Berry
served on the Board of Directors of the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics 2011–2014 and is a two-time recipient of NCTM’s Linking Research and
Practice Publication Award. He was recognized as the 2011 Mathematics Educator
of the Year by the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (VCTM), and received
the University of Virginia’s All University Teaching Award in 2011.
Berry received his Bachelor of Science degree from Old Dominion University, his
master’s degree from Christopher Newport University, and holds a Ph.D. from the
University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill.