Jeremy Kilpatrick

Professor Jeremy Kilpatrick is Regents Professor of Mathematics Education Emeritus at the University of Georgia.

A nationally recognized leader in mathematics education, Professor Kilpatrick was appointed Regents Professor at Georgia in 1993. Before joining the faculty at Georgia in 1975, he taught at Teachers College, Columbia University. He taught courses in mathematics education at several European and Latin American universities, and received Fulbright awards for work in New Zealand, Spain, Colombia and Sweden.

Professor Kilpatrick was a charter member of the U.S. Mathematics Sciences Education Board, and served two terms as Vice President of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI). In 2007, he received the Felix Klein Medal, honoring lifetime achievement in mathematics education from the ICMI. He was also honored with the 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics Education from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the 2017 Award for Excellence in Mathematics Education from Texas A & M University. Professor Kilpatrick chaired the National Research Council committee that produced the 2001 report Adding It Up, and also served on the RAND Mathematics Study Panel, which produced Mathematical Proficiency for All Students in 2002.

Professor Kilpatrick received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, and another master’s degree and doctorate from Stanford University. He also received an honorary doctorate from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. He is a National Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, and a member of the National Academy of Education. He retired from the University of Georgia in 2016.