- Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003
- M.A.T., Christopher Newport University, 1998
- B.S., Old Dominion University, 1991
Robert Q. Berry, III is an Associate Professor in the Curry School of Education with an appointment in Curriculum Instruction and Special Education. A former mathematics teacher, he teaches elementary and special education mathematics methods courses in the teacher education program at the University of Virginia. Additionally, he teaches graduate level mathematics education course and courses for in-service teachers seeking a mathematics specialist endorsement. His research focuses on equity issues in mathematics education, pre-and in-service teachers’ mathematical knowledge for teaching, and mathematics instructional quality. Berry has extensive experience in classroom observation and has collaborated with other researchers to develop an observation instrument, Mathematics Scan, to examine mathematics teaching quality. His articles have appeared in the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Journal of Teacher Education, Mathematics Educator, Journal of African American Studies, Teaching Children Mathematics, and others. Berry was elected to a three-year term (2011-2014) to the Board of Directors of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), recognized as the 2011 Mathematics Educator of the Year by the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (VCTM), and a recipient of the University of Virginia’s 2011 All University Teaching Award.