Athens, Ga. – Leslie Steffe, a University of Georgia Distinguished Research Professor of mathematics education, recently received the inaugural Senior Scholar Award from the Special Interest Group for Research in Mathematics Education of the American Educational Research Association.
Steffe received an engraved plaque, a $500 stipend and travel expense reimbursement to attend the AERA annual meeting in Chicago this past spring. He presented an invited paper to the SIG/RME about basic problems in mathematics education research.
The award recognizes the programmatic research and research-mentoring work of a senior scholar in the field of mathematics education.
Steffe was named a Distinguished Research Professor in 1985. He was also awarded the Creative Research Medal in 1983 and the Albert Christ-Janer Award in 1984 for the interdisciplinary research on numbers that he carried out with Ernst von Glasersfeld, professor emeritus of psychology.
He joined the UGA faculty in 1967 after earning his Ph.D. in mathematics education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1966.