In Memoriam: Steve Krulik

  • October 6, 2023

    In Memoriam: Steve Krulik

    Krulik-StephenIt is with sadness that we announce the passing of Steve Krulik, a recipient of the NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Krulik helped build a strong doctoral program in mathematics education and advised hundreds of doctoral students at Temple University, where he taught for more than 40 years with a focus on mathematical problem solving and reasoning.

    Over his prolific 55-year career, Krulik gave more than 350 presentations at conferences, including 100 NCTM conferences; authored or coauthored 30 books; and published more than 30 journal articles. He served as the 1980 Yearbook Editor, Problem Solving in School Mathematics; was a member of the working group of the NCTM Commission on Teaching Standards for School Mathematics; chaired the committee that designed and produced Student Math Notes (now Student Explorations in Mathematics); and served as program co-chair for numerous NCTM regional conferences. 

    Krulik's leadership outside of NCTM included the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Association of Teachers of Mathematics of Philadelphia and Vicinity, the Association of Teachers of Mathematics of New York City, and the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey, where he served as president.

    He will be greatly missed by the NCTM and mathematics education communities.