Magdalene Lampert is Professor Emerita at the University of Michigan where she held the George Herbert Mead Collegiate Chair in Education. She is currently Senior Advisor to the Curriculum and Instruction team at New Visions for Public Schools in New York City. Until 2016, Magdalene Lampert was Director of Design, Development and Documentation for Learning and Teaching at BPE, where her focus was on building Instructional Guidance Systems to support teaching and teacher education in the Boston Teacher Residency and its Teaching Academy, the Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School.
Lampert began her teaching career in the Philadelphia Tutorial Project in 1967. She was an intern in Temple University’s Teaching Program for College Graduates in 1969-70, and taught high school mathematics until 1972, when she entered the Teacher Education Program at The Prospect School in Vermont, and then subsequently taught at Antioch Graduate School of Education. After earning a doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, she taught upper grades math and working as a faculty member in the teacher intern program at Buckingham Brown and Nichols School. For seven years, she worked simultaneously as a public school teacher of fifth grade mathematics, a teacher educator at Michigan State University, and a researcher on teaching. She has been recognized for Exemplary Research in Teaching and Teacher Education by Division K of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and was awarded the Raymond B. Cattell Early Career Award for Programmatic Research by the AERA in 1991. In 2001, she published Teaching Problems and the Problems of Teaching, analyzing the elements of ambitious mathematics teaching from the teacher’s perspective. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an AERA Fellow, and a Fellow of the National Academy of Education.