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U. of Michigan dean to speak at education college’s fall meeting

Deborah L. Ball, education dean and William H. Payne Collegiate Professor at the University of Michigan will be the guest speaker at the College of Education’s 2010 fall faculty meeting.

Ball will deliver an address entitled, “The Role of Colleges of Education in Research Intensive Universities,” Sept. 1 at 9 a.m. in Masters Hall at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel. The speech is open free to the public.

Ball is widely recognized for her research on mathematics instruction and interventions to improve its quality and effectiveness. She has served on several national and international commissions and panels focused on policy initiatives and improvement of education. She has authored or co-authored more than 150 publications and made numerous major presentations around the world. She is a member of the National Academy of Education.

Prior to the keynote speech, UGA Regents Professor in Mathematics Education Jeremy Kilpatrick will be recognized by university officials for his recent election to 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 UGA faculty member to be elected to the NAEd.

“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 was honored with the 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics Education from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.