Richard Lehrer Distinguished Alumnus to visit School

Albany, NY (April 13, 2011) - With math and science education at the forefront of the national education agenda, the timing couldn’t be better for Richard Lehrer MS ’76, CAS ’82, PhD ’83, Frank W. Mayborn Professor of science education at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College and internationally-renowned scholar, to be formally recognized by UAlbany for his work in the field.

Richard LehrerIn late April, Richard Lehrer will receive the University at Albany Alumni Association’s most prestigious honor—the Distinguished Alumni Award—at the Alumni Association Excellence Awards Gala.  The University at Albany Alumni Association traditionally recognizes alumni and friends of the University for their outstanding achievements and service to the University and community. These individuals personify the University's commitment to excellence and service and bring distinction to themselves and to our alma mater. 

Lehrer has had an exemplary career as a teacher, psychologist and pioneering researcher in the field of mathematics and science education. Through his decades of work Lehrer has served as an example to guide his students and colleagues toward progressive instruction and life-long learning. 

Lehrer is scheduled to stop by the School of Education for a talk on Innovative strategies for promoting science and mathematics among elementary school students: Model‐based reasoning, statistics, and educational technologies on Monday, May 2 in the D'Ambra Auditorium