Francis (Skip) Fennell is the L. Stanley Bowlsbey Professor of Education and Graduate and Professional Studies at McDaniel College in Maryland. A mathematics educator who has experience as a classroom teacher, principal, and supervisor of instruction, he is a past president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the Association of Mathematics Teacher Education (AMTE). Dr. Fennell is widely published in professional journals and textbooks related to elementary and middle grade mathematics education and has played key leadership roles in the Research Council for Mathematics Learning, the Mathematical Sciences Education Board, the National Science Foundation, the Maryland Mathematics Commission, the United States National Commission for Mathematics Instruction, the Association for Mathematics Teacher Educators, and the National Mathematics Advisory Panel. He was a writer for the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics. He has received numerous honors and awards, including Maryland’s Outstanding Mathematics Educator (1990), McDaniel College’s Professor of the Year (1997), the Glenn Gilbert National Leadership Award from the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, the CASE-Carnegie Foundation Professor of the Year – Maryland (1997) and the AMTE Distinguished Outstanding Teacher Educator Award for Excellence in Service (2010).
L. Stanley Bowlsbey Professor of Education and Graduate and Professional Studies at McDaniel College in Maryland