Michael D. Steele

Professor & Department Chair - Mathematics Education
Teaching and Learning

Michael D. Steele is a Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has worked with preservice secondary mathematics teachers at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Michigan State University, with mathematics education doctoral students at Michigan State University, and with practicing teachers and administrators across the Midwest.

Dr. Steele’s work focuses on supporting secondary math teachers in developing mathematical knowledge for teaching, integrating content and pedagogy, through teacher preparation and professional development.  He is the co-principal investigator of the NSF-funded Mathematics Discourse in Secondary Classrooms (MDISC) project that is creating practice-based professional development materials to support teachers in learning productive and powerful discourse practices to support students’ engagement in rich thinking and reasoning. He also studies the influence of curriculum as co-PI of the Mathematical Practices Implementation (MPI) study and Algebra I policy as co-PI of the Learning About New Demands in Schools: Considering Algebra Policy Environments (LANDSCAPE) project.

He is a member of the Professional Development Committee of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, a regular presenter at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Conference, and served on the editorial board of Review of Educational Research.

Michael D. Steele Curriculum Vitae (PDF)