Robert Q. Berry, III, Ph.D.
Robert Q. Berry III Ph.D. is the the inaugural Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and the Samuel Braley Gray Professor of Mathematics Education in the School of Education and Human Development (EHD) at the University of Virginia. Additionally, he is the immediate Past-President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the world's largest mathematics education organization. Equity issues in mathematics education are central to Berry’s research efforts with four related areas: a) understanding Black children’s mathematics experiences; b) measuring standards-based mathematics teaching practices; c) unpacking equitable mathematics teaching and learning; and d) exploring interactions between technology and mathematics education. In addition, Berry is the lead developer of a mathematics classroom observation instrument, Mathematics Scan, which measures standards-based mathematics teaching practices.
Berry co-edited the 2020 book High School Mathematics Lessons to Explore, Understand, and Respond to Social Injustice, which focuses on teaching mathematics for social justice. His articles have appeared in the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Journal of Teacher Education, Educational Studies in Mathematics, and the American Educational Research Journal. Berry is a two-time recipient of NCTM’s Linking Research and Practice Publication Award and received the University of Virginia’s All-University Teaching Award in 2011.
Robert Berry received his Bachelor of Science degree from Old Dominion University, his master’s degree from Christopher Newport University, and holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.