Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Henry Kepner takes his expertise in mathematics education directly to school districts and classrooms, both locally and nationally. His research interests in mathematics education, teacher education, and the mathematical knowledge of teachers have resulted in numerous publications, funded projects, professional development programs, and speaking engagements. He holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
Kepner is President (2008-2010) of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the largest mathematics teacher organization in the world. Earlier, Kepner served five years as program officer at the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. He was a founding member and first president of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators. He has served as president of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, the Wisconsin Mathematics Council, and the Milwaukee Educational Computing Association. He served on the boards of directors of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the School Science and Mathematics Association. He also taught middle and high school mathematics for 12 years in Milwaukee and Iowa City.
In 2003, Kepner received the School Science and Mathematics Association Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his accomplishments and contributions to mathematics education over the past 45 years. In 2004, he received the School of Education Teaching Award. He is the 2008 recipient of North Shore United Educators’ Award of Excellence. Kepner earned his B.S. and M.S. degree in mathematics and Ph.D. in mathematics education at the University of Iowa.