Roger Howe is the Curtis D. Roberts Professor of Mathematics Education in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University. He assumed this position in 2016, after retirement from Yale University, where he was a member of the Yale Mathematics Department for over forty years, and is now the William Kenan Jr. Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus. Beginning in the late 1990s, Dr. Howe served on a multitude of committees studying mathematics education, including several that produced major reports on mathematics education. He has reviewed texts and instructional materials for several publishers and curriculum developers. He served on the Committee of Education for the American Mathematical Society, the Steering Committee for the Park City/IAS Mathematics Institute, the U.S. National Commission on Mathematics Instruction (2006–2016), and the executive committee of the International Commission on Mathematics Instruction (ICMI) (2008–2016). In 1997 and 1998, Dr. Howe served as a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and fellow of the American Mathematical Society; he received their Award for Distinguished Public Service in 2006. Dr. Howe’s mathematical research investigates symmetry and its applications. His work in mathematics education is directed toward clarifying the conceptual development of mathematical ideas through the K–12 curriculum. He has focused especially on place value, the role of word problems, and productive use of the number line.
Curtis D. Roberts Professor of Mathematics Education in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University and William Kenan Jr. Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus at Yale