Philip "Uri" Treisman, founder and executive director of the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin, has dedicated his career to improving mathematics and science education on a national scale, leading to measurable gains in student performance in these subjects and improvements in course success for elementary school children through university undergraduates. Now he is the recipient of one of the most prestigious awards in American education, the 2020 James Bryant Conant Award from the Education Commission of the States.
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Philip Uri Treisman is a professor of mathematics at The University of Texas at Austin and executive director of the Charles A. Dana Center. His research and professional interests include mathematics and science education, education policy, and community service and volunteerism. Professor Treisman has received numerous honors and awards for his efforts to strengthen American education. For his research at the University of California at Berkeley of the factors that support high achievement among minority students in calculus, he received the 1987 Charles A. Dana Award for Pioneering Achievement in American Higher Education. In 1992, he was named a MacArthur fellow. In December 1999, he was named one of the outstanding leaders in higher education in the 20th century by the magazine Black Issues in Higher Education. Professor Treisman received a B.S. (summa cum laude) in mathematics from the University of California at Los Angeles. He received his Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley in 1985.
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