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Uri Treisman



  • Higher Ed: Mathematics, Higher Ed: Education, Higher Ed: Administrator, Higher Ed: Other, Teacher: Mathematics, Researcher 


Uri Treisman is professor of mathematics and public affairs at UT Austin, where he directs the Charles A Dana Center. For his work on nurturing minority student high achievement in mathematics, he was named a MacArthur Fellow in 1992. In December 1999, he was named as one of the outstanding leaders of higher education in the 20th century by the magazine Black Issues In Higher Education.

Uri chairs the board of the Urban Math Leadership Network and is a senior partner at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Uri was a founding board member of AVID and of the National Center for Public Policy in Higher Education. He chaired the Chancellor's Advisory Board for Mathematics in NYC. He served as the director of the Texas SSI from 1994 to 2003. He served two terms as Chief Juror for a Department of Defense-sponsored study of mobility in military families and its effects on their children's education. He served as the vice-chair of the Texas Commission for Volunteerism and Community Service under Governors Richards and Bush. In all his work, he is an advocate for equity and excellence in education for all children. 


math education, public policy, statistical and econometric modeling. 


Philip Uri Treisman and Stephanie A. Surles (2001). "Systemic reform and minority student high achievement." In The Right Thing to Do, the Smart Thing to Do: Enhancing Diversity in the Health Professions in Honor of Herbert W. Nickens, M.D. (pp. 260-280). Washington, DC: Institute of Medicine, National Academy Press, National Academy of Sciences. Available on the NAP website.

Philip Uri Treisman and Edward J. Fuller. (2001). Comment on "Searching for indirect effects of statewide reforms." In Diane Ravitch (Ed.), Brookings Papers on Education Policy: 2001 (pp. 208-218). Washington, DC: Brookings Institution.

Joseph F. Johnson, Jr., Ed Fuller, and Philip Uri Treisman (December 2000). Testing in Texas. The School Administrator, 20-26. Available on the American Association of School Administrators website.