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Danny Bernard Martin, PhD

Professor, Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, College of Education, UIC


Dr. Danny Bernard Martin joined the CFL Advisory Board in 2024. He is currently a Professor of Education and Mathematics at the University of Illinois Chicago. He served as Department Chair of Curriculum and Instruction from 2006-2011 and again from 2013-2016. Prior to coming to UIC, Dr. Martin was Instructor and Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Contra Costa College for 14 years, serving as Chair for three years. He was a National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow from 1998-2000. Dr. Martin resides in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood and is the proud father of a brilliant Chicago Public Schools student. Dr. Martin’s research has focused primarily on understanding race, socialization, and identity in Black learners’ mathematical experiences. He is author of Mathematics Success and Failure Among African Youth (2000/2006, Erlbaum), co author of The Impact of Identity in K–8 Mathematics Learning and Teaching: Rethinking Equity- Based Practices (2013, NCTM), co-author of The Impact of Identity in K–12 Mathematics Learning and Teaching: Rethinking Equity-Based Practices, Expanded Edition (2024, NCTM), editor of Mathematics Teaching, Learning, and Liberation in the Lives of Black Children (2009, Routledge), and co-editor of The Brilliance of Black Children in Mathematics: Beyond the Numbers and Toward New Discourse (2013, Information Age).