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Regents Prof Jeremy Kilpatrick first from UGA elected to National Academy of Education

Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia Regents Professor of Mathematics Education Jeremy Kilpatrick is one of 10 newly elected members of the National Academy of Education.

An internationally recognized expert in mathematics curriculum and policy, and a National Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, Kilpatrick is the first faculty member from UGA to be elected to the NAEd.

“I am delighted that Professor Kilpatrick’s longstanding and distinguished work in the field of mathematics education has been recognized with membership in the National Academy of Education. His work has had a significant influence around the globe,” said Denise Mewborn, head of the College of Education’s department of mathematics and science education. “The NAEd is a prestigious national organization of the same caliber as the National Academy of Science. It is fitting that Jeremy Kilpatrick should be UGA’s first member of the NAEd.” The NAEd advances education research and its use in policy formation and practice.It undertakes research studies that address pressing issues in educationand includes both NAEd members and other scholars with an expertise in a particular area of interest.

“Membership in the National Academy of Education is among the highest honors that anyone like me, an educator all of my professional life, can hope to achieve,” said Kilpatrick, a UGA faculty member since 1975.

Kilpatrick was a charter member of the U.S. Mathematics Sciences Education Board and served two terms as vice president of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction. In 2007, he received the Felix Klein Medal, honoring lifetime achievement in mathematics education from the ICMI.He also received the 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics Education from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Kilpatrick chaired the National Research Council committee that produced the 2001 report Adding It Up and also served on the RAND Mathematics Study Panel, which produced Mathematical Proficiency for All Students in 2002.

He is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association.

Kilpatrick has long been involved in the national discussion on mathematics education curriculum and policy. He participates on several national panels including the Validation Committee for the Common Core State Standards Initiative of the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers; the board of directors of Math for America; the governing board of the American Educational Research Association’s Grants Program; and the editorial boards for the Third International Handbook of Mathematics Education and the series “Advances in Mathematics Education” that is connected to ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education.

Kilpatrick was appointed Regents Professor at UGA in 1993. Before joining UGA, he taught at Teachers College, Columbia University. He also has taught at several European and Latin American universities and has received Fulbright awards for his work in New Zealand, Spain, Colombia and Sweden.

He received his doctorate in mathematics education and a master’s degree in mathematics from Stanford University. He earned a master’s in education and a bachelor’s in mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley. He also received an honorary doctorate from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.