Dr. William H. Schmidt Co-director, Education Policy Center and interim director of the Institute for Research on Mathematics and Science Education
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Dr. Schmidt is director of the Center for the Study of Curriculum. He also serves as co-director of the Education Policy Center and holds faculty appointments in Statistics and Education. Previously he served as National Research Coordinator and Executive Director of the U.S. National Center which oversaw participation of the United States in the IEA sponsored Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). He has published in numerous journals and has co-authored eight books including Why Schools Matter, Teacher Education Matters, and Inequality for All.
In 2009, Dr. Schmidt was elected to the first group of Fellows in the American Educational Research Association. Dr. Schmidt served on the Steering Committee for Review of the Evaluation Data on the Effectiveness of NSF-Supported Mathematics Curriculum Materials.
Dr. Schmidt received his AB in mathematics from Concordia College in River Forest, IL and his PhD from the University of Chicago in psychometrics and applied statistics. He was also awarded an honorary doctorate from Concordia University in 1997.