Gary G. Bitter

  • 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

    Gary G. Bitter

    Scottsdale, Arizona

    Gary G. Bitter is a leader in the creation and development of technology-based curricula and professional development materials.

    He spent more than 35 years teaching, advising, and mentoring at Arizona State University (ASU). In 1986, he developed a graduate program, Educational Media and Computers, to train ASU students to use technology for school, university, and industry careers.

    During his career, Bitter also assisted the Navajo, Havasupai, Salt River, Gila, and Hopi Indian reservations with mathematics and technology education. He developed the Hispanic Math Project for migrant students as well as The e-Learning Network to train poor or geographically isolated adults, via the Internet, for financially promising careers in computer networking and information technology.

    Bitter was a founding member and the first elected president of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), an organization that helps K-12 teachers and administrators use new classroom technologies. He has been an NCTM member since 1962, serving on the Council's MATHCOUNTS Committee, Conventions and Meetings Committee, and Computer Mathematics Seminars. He also acted as the Technology chair for NCTM's annual meeting in 1985.

    Gary Bitter is currently professor of educational technology at ASU and the executive director of Technology Based Learning and Research at ASU.