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Magdalene Lampert
Regents' Proceedings 342

Magdalene Lampert, Ed.D., George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Education and professor of education in the School of Education, will retire from active faculty status on May 31, 2013.

Professor Lampert received her B.S. degree from Chestnut Hill College in 1969, her M.Ed. degree from Temple University in 1971, her M.Ed. degree from Antioch University New England in 1973, and her Ed.D. degree from Harvard University in 1981. From 1969-72, she taught secondary school mathematics and humanities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Professor Lampert served on the faculty of Wheelock College (1981-82), Lesley College (1983-84), and Michigan State University (1984 -93). She joined the University of Michigan faculty as a professor in 1993 and was named George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Education in 2006.

Professor Lampert's research focused on understanding and portraying the world of classroom practice to the academic community. Her work sought to provide concrete, evidence-based support of mathematics education reforms. She experimented with interactive multimedia tools to analyze and represent teaching mathematics for understanding in school. Professor Lampert authored numerous, seminal journal articles and the landmark study Teaching Problems and the Problems of Teaching (2001). An outstanding teacher and mentor, she taught graduate students in the teaching and teacher education program and the mathematics education program. Professor Lampert was elected to the National Academy of Education in recognition of her broadly influential work in 1994.

The Regents now salute this distinguished faculty member by naming Magdalene Lampert professor emerita of education.