Dr. Daniel Chazan is a co-Director of Terrapin Teachers, a professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership at The University of Maryland College Park, and Director of the Center for Mathematics Education. The Center for Mathematics Education does research on the teaching of mathematics in local urban schools, prepares teachers for elementary and secondary schools at both the undergraduate and post-graduate levels, educates researchers and teacher educators, and does outreach to schools. Dr. Chazan's professional interests include: student-centered mathematics teaching, the potential of history and philosophy of mathematics for informing such teaching, the role of technology in supporting student classroom exploration, exploring possibilities for constructive links between educational scholarship and practice, and the preparation of future teachers.
Dr. Chazan provides great leadership and support for the members of the Terrapin Teachers program. He assists with curriculum development, program approvals, and acts as a liaison between the Terrapin Teachers program and faculty collaborations from the College of Education.