Dr. Yoram Sagher
Dr. Sagher is professor of mathematics at Florida Atlantic University and emeritus professor of mathematics at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He has written more than 55 research papers in Harmonic Analysis, Real Analysis, and Interpolation Theory and three research papers in mathematics education. Dr. Sagher directed ten doctoral dissertations in mathematics and one in mathematics education. He directed the doctoral dissertation of M.V. Siadat: "Building Study and Work Skills in a College Mathematics Classroom." For his work implementing the methods developed in that paper, Dr. Siadat was named "Illinois Professor of the Year" in 2005 by the Carnegie Foundation.
Dr. Sagher taught numerous continuing education courses for in-service elementary school and high school teachers in Chicago. He also created the course "Methods of Teaching High School Mathematics" at the University of Illinois, Chicago. The course serves as the capstone course for students preparing to become high school mathematics teachers. Dr. Sagher developed highly effective teaching methods that, in combination with the Singapore mathematics textbooks, have produced outstanding results in elementary and middle schools from Boston to Los Angeles, including The Ingenuity Project in Baltimore and Ramona Elementary in Los Angeles. He co-organized two international conferences in mathematics education: Numeracy and Beyond I, Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, July 2003, and a follow-up conference, Numeracy and Beyond II, Banff, Canada, December 2004. He provided a week-long intensive workshop to teachers in Trinidad in July 2010. In 2012 he was hired by the World Bank to counsel the Secretary of Education of Rio de Janeiro.
Dr. Sagher received his BS degree from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and his PhD from the University of Chicago.