In Memoriam: Thomas Romberg
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Thomas Romberg, a recipient of the NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award.
Romberg served NCTM as chair of the Commission on Standards for School Mathematics from 1986 to 1995. He directed the writing of NCTM's first Standards document, Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics. He also chaired the Commission on the Assessment Standards and guided the final writing process of NCTM's Assessments for School Mathematics.
In addition to working with NCTM, Romberg actively supported other mathematics education-related organizations such as the American Statistical Association, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Mathematical Sciences Education Board. He directed the National Center for Research in Mathematical Sciences Education (1987-1996) and the National Center for Improving Student Learning and Achievement in Mathematics and Science (1996-1999) and mentored and supported may mathematics education teachers, leaders, and researchers as the Bascom Professor of Education for the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Romberg has received numerous awards and grants, presented topics at many conferences, and written a significant number of books, monographs, and reports.
He will be greatly missed by the NCTM and mathematics education communities.