Kathryn Chval is the Dean of the College of Education and Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Her research focuses on effective preparation models and support structures for mathematics teachers, effective mathematics teaching for multilingual learners, and curriculum standards and policies. Dr. Chval led an effort to establish a process for defining grand challenges in mathematics education to consider how collective interdisciplinary research efforts could come together to create solutions with significant and lasting impact. Her leadership, research, and service have been recognized with several awards, including the TODOS Iris M. Carl Equity and Leadership Award, Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Early Career Award, INSIGHT Into Diversity Giving Back Award for Administrators, and NSF Director’s Award for Program Management Excellence.
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