Research Expertise and Interest
thinking, teaching, learning, productive learning environments, professional development, mathematics education, modeling thinking and decision making
Alan Schoenfeld is the Elizabeth and Edward Conner Chair of Education and Affiliated Professor of Mathematics at UC erkeleyB. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and a Laureate of the education honor society Kappa Delta Pi; he has served as President of AERA and vice President of the National Academy of Education. He holds the International Commission on Mathematics Instruction’s Klein Medal, the highest international distinction in mathematics education; AERA's Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education award, AERA’s highest honor; and the Mathematical Association of America’s Mary P. Dolciani award, given to a pure or applied mathematician for distinguished contributions to the mathematical education of K-16 students. His main research areas are mathematical thinking and problem solving, teaching, and understanding productive learning environments.