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Danny Bernard Martin

Dr. Danny Bernard Martin is Professor of Education and Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He teaches content and methods courses in the undergraduate elementary education program as well as courses in the PhD program in Mathematics and Science Education. He served as Department Chair of Curriculum and Instruction from 2006-2011 and again from 2013-2016. Prior to coming to UIC, he was Instructor and Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Contra Costa College for 14 years, serving as Chair for three years, and was a National Academy of Education Postdoctoral Fellow from 1998-2000.



Dr. Martin’s research has focused primarily on understanding the salience of race and identity in Black learners’ mathematical. Martin is author of the book Mathematics Success and Failure Among African Youth (2000/2006, Erlbaum), co-author of The Impact of Identity in K–8 Mathematics Learning and Teaching (2013, NCTM), editor of Mathematics Teaching, Learning, and Liberation in the Lives of Black Children (2009, Routledge), and co-editor of The Brilliance of Black Children in Mathematics: Beyond the Numbers and Toward New Discourse (2013, Information Age).