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Treisman Named a Distinguished Senior Fellow by Education Think Tank

Treisman Named a Distinguished Senior Fellow by Education Think Tank

Philip 'Uri' Treisman, founder and executive director of the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin, has been named a Distinguished Teaching Fellow by the Education Commission of the States, an education policy think tank.

Professor Philip "Uri" Treisman, Executive Director of the Charles A. Dana Center

Treisman is professor of mathematics and of public affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, with work focused on K-16 math and science education as a means of ensuring postsecondary success for all students. He was also named the 2006 Scientist of the Year by the Harvard Foundation for his outstanding contributions to mathematics.

Treisman also helped found the Dana Center, where he is executive director. The center is focused on collaborative initiatives with the nation's schools to ensure that all children are prepared and able to succeed in a post-secondary setting.

As a Distinguished Senior Fellow, Treisman will help provide intellectual leadership and direction for the Education Commission of the States (ECS). The ECS honors education policy veterans who, in the coming year, will serve as advisors to the organization and the states it serves. The Commission's goal is to provide education leaders with unbiased information and opportunities for collaboration, as well as to help informed policymakers create better education policy, through research and reporting.

Having also served on the American Association of Community Colleges' 21st Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges and serves on the boards of many entrepreneurial nonprofits committed to improving American education, Treiesman has been active in his work to improve education throughout Texas and the country as a whole. He was named a MacArthur Fellow in 1992 for his work on nurturing minority student high achievement in college mathematics.

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