Ann R. Edwards is a Senior Research Associate in Mathematics. Her more than 25 years of professional experience includes secondary and collegiate mathematics teaching and research, curriculum development, and professional development spanning elementary to postsecondary levels. Her research has focused on mathematics cognition, instruction, curriculum, and teacher learning. She brings a deep commitment to addressing issues of equity that shape mathematics teaching and learning at all levels.
Edwards has led multiple NSF- and IES-funded grants and currently is the Director of Research and Implementation for Carnegie Math Pathways, a network of faculty members, researchers, designers, students, and content experts committed to increasing student success in developmental mathematics and overall college and career outcomes. She is also the PI of the Scaling Up through Networked Improvement project, studying the use of quality improvement tools in institutional implementation of innovation at scale, and was co-PI of the Advancing Quality Teaching project, focused on developing professional development at scale for a national network of college mathematics faculty engaged in reforming entry-level mathematics courses. She is also co-PI of an evaluation of community college corequisite mathematics courses.
Edwards came to WestEd from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and, prior to that, from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she was a faculty member focusing on mathematics teaching, teacher learning, and professional development. She has published in numerous journals and books.
Edwards received a BA in applied mathematics from Harvard University; and an MA and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in education in mathematics, science and technology.