We are pleased to announce that the University has appointed Edward Silver, effective July 1, 2010.
Professor Silver is William A. Brownwell Collegiate Professor of Education at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. At Ann Arbor, he has served as chair of the Educational Studies Program and as associate dean for academic affairs; his main teaching responsibilities have been in the area of mathematics education.
Prior to joining the University of Michigan in 2000, Silver held faculty positions at the University of Pittsburgh, San Diego State University and Northern Illinois University. Earlier, he was a teacher for several years in New York State.
Silver earned his master’s degree and doctorate in mathematics education from Teachers College, Columbia University. He was the 2004 recipient of the Award for Outstanding Contributions of Educational Research to Practice from the American Educational Research Association, the 2007 recipient of the Iris Carl Memorial Leadership and Equity Award from TODOS, and the 2009 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Silver’s scholarly interests include the study of mathematical thinking, especially mathematical problem solving and problem posing; the design and analysis of intellectually engaging and equitable mathematics instruction for students; innovative methods of assessing and reporting mathematics achievement; and effective models for enhancing the knowledge of teachers of mathematics.