Professor named to national math panel

Douglas Clements

Douglas Clements (Photo by Douglas Levere, BA '89)

A UB professor who has spent his career ensuring that underrepresented children’s potential to learn math does not go unrealized has been named a member of the President’s National Mathematics Advisory Panel.

Douglas H. Clements joins 16 other experts on the panel, which was formed in April 2006. A professor in the Department of Learning and Instruction in the Graduate School of Education, Clements is nationally recognized as an expert in early childhood mathematics education and the role of computers and technology in education. The panel advises President George W. Bush and Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings on the best use of scientifically based research to advance the teaching and learning of mathematics.

“This is exciting news for mathematics education at UB, as it will give that program, and the Graduate School of Education, additional national visibility,” Clements says.