Robert Q. Berry, III

Samuel Braley Gray Professor of Mathematics Education; Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


  • 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 Ph.D. is the Samuel Braley Gray Professor of Mathematics Education, the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia, and the immediate Past President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Berry teaches mathematics methods courses in the teacher education program and graduate-level mathematics education courses. Equity issues in mathematics education are central to Berry's research efforts within four related areas: (a) understanding Black children's mathematics experiences; (b) measuring standards-based mathematics teaching practices; (c) unpacking equitable mathematics teaching and learning, and (d) exploring interactions between technology and mathematics education. 

Berry co-edited the 2020 book High School Mathematics Lessons to Explore, Understand, and Respond to Social Injustice, which focuses on teaching mathematics for social justice. He has published over 100 articles, book chapters, and proceedings; and has given over 200 presentations. His articles have appeared in the Journal for Research in Mathematics EducationJournal of Teacher EducationEducational Studies in Mathematics, and the American Educational Research Journal. Berry is a two-time recipient of NCTM's Linking Research and Practice Publication Award and received the University of Virginia's All-University Teaching Award in 2011.