Dr. Robert Q. Berry III Named Next Dean of Education

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Dr. Robert Q. Berry III Named Next Dean of Education

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College of Education

Subject: Dr. Robert Q. Berry III Named Next Dean of Education

Date: May 12, 2022

Robert Q. Berry III, Ph.D., will join the University of Arizona on July 1 as the Dean and Paul L. Lindsey and Kathy J. Alexander Chair of the College of Education. In this role, he will continue to build upon the College of Education's mission to promote earning, research, and transformative action to create a more inclusive and equitable community and world.

Dr. Berry will join the College of Education from the University of Virginia, where he is currently the inaugural Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the School of Education and Human Development and the Samuel Braley Gray Professor of Mathematics Education.

Additionally, Dr. Berry is the immediate Past-President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and he was recently elected to the National Academy of Education. His research focuses on the experiences of Black children in mathematics and unpacking equitable mathematics teaching and learning with issues of social justice. He has authored more than 100 publications and delivered lectures worldwide.

Berry is a first-generation college graduate who received his Bachelor of Science from Old Dominion University, his master's degree from Christopher Newport University, and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

He will succeed Dr. Bruce Johnson, who returns to research and teaching in the College of Education following a successful five-year appointment as Dean.

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