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James Fey


James Fey is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Maryland where he taught content and methods courses for prospective middle and high school mathematics teachers and research courses for mathematics education graduate students. He has been an author on the NSF-Funded Connected
Mathematics Project and the Core-Plus Mathematics Project since their inception. His earlier related work on innovative approaches to school algebra focused on development of materials to support problem-based instruction that takes advantage of calculator and computer tools for learning, teaching, and problem solving. He is currently a program officer in the Division of Research
on Learning in Formal and Informal settings at the National Science Foundation.



Anna Graeber

Dr. Anna Graeber participated in the preparation of content and pedagogical content items for the Teacher Knowledge Project. In addition to her participation in such Mid-Atlantic Center activities, Dr. Anna Graeber also recently served as a senior researcher on the High-Quality Teaching in Mathematics and Reading Study funded by the Interagency Education Research Initiative. Earlier she and Dr. Fey were key personnel with the Maryland Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation one of the first such Collaboratives of Excellence in Teacher Preparation. That collaboration was a prototype of statewide systemic change in the content and pedagogical preparation of elementary and middle school science and mathematics teachers. Dr. Graeber’s earlier work also included a collaboration with Dr. Johnson on an NSF-funded project that resulted in teacher education materials that identified and suggested ways of addressing students’ common (mis)understandings of topics in secondary



Martin Johnson Dr. Martin Johnson has most recently served as Associate Dean for Research, Urban and Minority Education for the College. He was a founder of the Maryland Institute for Minority Achievement and Urban Education, an interdepartmental institute that focuses on applying research findings to K-12 school leadership, teaching and learning issues. Dr. Johnson has directed the Institute since its inception in 2001. Dr. Johnson is also the Principal Investigator of an NSF grant to develop and sponsor National Research Symposia focusing on mathematics and science achievement of minority students with special focus on urban schools and African American and Latino/s students. Three symposia, held in 2004, 2005, and 2007, brought together researchers and doctoral students and
generated lists of needed research around the issues of mathematics and science achievement among minority students in urban school situations. More information about the Institute and the research symposia can be found at




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