Dr. Kathryn Chval
Kathryn Chval is a Professor of mathematics education at the University of Missouri. Her commitment to educational solutions in education is rooted in her early experiences in under-
resourced schools in the U.S.
Her research focuses on effective preparation models and support structures for mathematics teachers, effective elementary mathematics teaching for multilingual learners, and curriculum standards and policies.
Prior to joining the University of Missouri, Chval was the Acting Section Head for the Teacher Professional Continuum Program in the Division of Elementary, Secondary and Informal Science at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and worked at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 1989-2001. She has received more than $20 million in funding as a PI or Co-PI including NSF funding for the Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum, Researching Science and Mathematics Teacher Learning in Alternative Certification Models, and All Learn Mathematics. Additionally, she is the recipient of the prestigious NSF Early Career Award, titled A Study of Strategies and Social Processes that Facilitate the Participation of Latino English Language Learners in Elementary Mathematics Classroom Communities and currently serves as a Co-PI on the NSF-funded Collaborative Research: Parents, Teachers, and Multilingual Children Collaborating on Mathematics Together.
Chval has authored or co-authored more than 70 publications. Her leadership, research, and service have been recognized with several awards and honors, including the Association of
Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) Early Career Award, INSIGHT Into Diversity Giving Back Award for Administrators, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Education Alumni
Award, National Science Foundation Director’s Award for Program Management Excellence, and National Science Foundation Commendable Service Award.