Robert Mathieu

WCER Director

Bob Mathieu is the director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research and the Associate Dean for Research within School of Education and also a Vilas Distinguished Professor of Astronomy at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He has been on faculty at UW-Madison since 1987. He was educated at Princeton University and the University of California-Berkeley, after which he became a Fellow of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He has received a Presidential Young Investigator award, a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Kellett Award for his research into the formation, dynamics and evolution of star clusters and binary stars.


Bob also has led national initiatives for the improvement of science higher education. From 1998 to 2000 he was the Associate Director of the National Institute for Science Education, and led the development of the Field-tested Learning Assessment Guide (FLAG) and other resources for science, engineering, and mathematics faculty (www.wcer.wisc.edu/nise/c11). He is the Director of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), a 43-university network focused on the preparation of STEM graduate students for future roles as both forefront researchers and effective teachers. He was recognized as a AAAS Fellow and a Fellow of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters for his combined commitment and impact on science and education.

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

mathieu@astro.wisc.edu
Phone: (608) 263-4203
Office: 785C Ed Sciences

Current Projects

Director's Office & Communications
Delta Project
The CIRTL Network: 25 Research Universities Preparing a National Faculty to Advance STEM Undergraduate Learning
CIRTL Network
CIRTL Community Commons: Connecting 22 Research Universities to Prepare a National Faculty to Advance STEM Undergraduate Learning
Collaborative Research: CIRTL INCLUDES - Toward an Alliance to Prepare a National Faculty for Broadening Success of Underrepresented 2-Year and 4-Year STEM Students
Collaborative Research: CIRTL INCLUDES - Toward an Alliance to Prepare a National Faculty for Broadening Success of Underrepresented 2-Year and 4-Year STEM Students - Participant Support Costs

Completed Projects

Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL)
DELTA Program in Research, Teaching, and Learning
Building Capacity for Course, Program, and Department Evaluation: Improving and Expanding the Student Assessment of Learning Gains Site
The CIRTL Network: Shaping, Connecting, and Supporting the Future National STEM Faculty
Building Capacity for Course, Program & Department Evaluation: Improving and Expanding the Student Assessment of Learning Gains Site (Supplement)
Supplemental Support for Delta Program
Investigating Implementation of the CIRTL Pillars
Supplemental Funding: A Bridge to the Expanded CIRTL Network