Alan Schoenfeld is the Elizabeth and Edward Conner Professor of Education and Affiliated Professor of Mathematics at the University of California at Berkeley.
Soon after earning his Ph.D. in mathematics, Schoenfeld turned to issues of mathematical thinking and teaching, and then teaching and learning more generally. His goal is to understand how we think and learn well enough to help teachers create learning environments from which students emerge being knowledgeable, flexible, and resourceful thinkers and problem solvers.
Schoenfeld is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and a Laureate of the education honor society Kappa Delta Pi. He has served as President of AERA and vice President of the National Academy of Education. Among the awards he has received are the International Commission on Mathematics Instruction’s Felix Klein Medal and AERA's Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education award.